I've somehow rediscovered The Kinks 1967 Something Else album.
I originally owned a copy on vinyl some 30 years ago but until recently it never grabbed me the same way Village Green did. I probably gave the Something Else LP no more than half a dozen spins before it went back in the rack.
I guess we do all change over time because now all of sudden even those 2 'weak' Dave Davies songs I didn't like back then (Death of a Clown and Love Me Til the Sun Shines) have now somehow grown in stature after all this time.
What's event more strange is how both Ray and Dave were able to write such world weary songs whilst they were so young. Dave Davies was barely 20 when he wrote Death of a Clown!