British rock icons, The Kinks have announced a live stream show called The Moneygoround, celebrating the 50th anniversary of their classic 1970 album, Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One.
The Moneygoround live stream, is a 45-minute drama play based around the central themes and lyrics of the Lola… album, created by Kinks frontman Ray Davies and producer Paul Sirett, featuring poet/actor Ben Norris in the lead role.
The one-off broadcast will air show on January 29 at 8pm GMT (Jan 30 at 7am AEDT) via the Kinks’ YouTube channel. Check out the trailer below!
The Moneygoround: A One Man Show For One Night Only
“‘The Moneygoround’ is a one-man show documenting a character facing the challenging circumstances of making an album under extreme pressure,” Davies said in a statement. “This play, similar to a psychodrama, follows the ups and downs of the character as he plays out events in his life. He confronts the dark forces surrounding him after falling into an emotional and financial ‘hole’ eventually he is saved by a song after confiding in his friend, Lola.”
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One, released in 1970 was a groundbreaking concept album of its era. Hit singles, which remain classic stop this day, include “Lola” and “Apeman.” The upcoming show follows a recent vinyl reissue of the hit album with remastered audio and bonus material including a 60-page book and four colour prints – check it out here.
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