Superman (Live) The Kinks. Released: Feb 2020 Label: Vox Humana Facebook Twitter Tracks. "[5], The song also invokes another movie from the era, Saturday Night Fever, and the 1960s Animals hit "We Got to Get Out of This Place. [2] Dave Davies also said of the song's release, "I think that one ['Superman'] was, not the biggest mistake, but it could've been one of the biggest mistakes we made. Superman was a daily newspaper comic strip which began on January 16, 1939, and a separate Sunday strip was added on November 5, 1939. Track. Check out Superman (Live) by The Kinks on Amazon Music. Read about (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman (Disco Edit) by The Kinks and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. The Kinks: news, rumors, tour dates, discography, lyrics, chords, etc. "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" is a song written by Ray Davies that was first released on the Kinks' 1979 album, Low Budget. [6][9] The song features a four on the floor drum part as well as a prominent guitar riff played by Dave Davies. With Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, The Kinks, Dan Aykroyd. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1979 Vinyl release of "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" on Discogs. Comments: This transcription orients on the live version (One For The Road). by The Kinks. I think the first two songs [I did] went extremely well and the band wanted to spend some time in New York, to get away from distractions and kept it as a raw band recording. 2,501 views, added to favorites 111 times. In 1941, the McClure Syndicate had placed the strip in hundreds of newspapers. From the album "The Kinks (In Concert)" by The Kinks on Napster. Play on Napster. Categorised in the United States as a British Invasion band, the Kinks are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock groups of the era. From the album "The Kinks in Concert (Live)" by The Kinks on Napster. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman [Live] The Kinks Buy This Song. FAVORITE (3 fans) The Kinks. Last edit on Dec 03, 2014. "[4], It also appeared in live form on the album One for the Road. If I were Superman then we'd fly away I'd really like to change the world And save it from the mess it's in I'm too weak, I'm so thin I'd like to fly but I can't even swim Superman Superman I want to fly like Superman Superman Superman wish I could fly like Superman Superman Superman wish I could fly like Superman Label: Arista - CP 700 • Format: Vinyl 12 The Kinks - (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman … The song was released as the lead single from Low Budget, becoming a moderate hit in North America. It has since appeared on numerous compilation and live albums. The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in 1964. Lyrics to 'Superman' by Kinks. Coming in two distinct flavors, ”(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman” contains some of Kinks front man Ray Davies’ most sharp-edged lyrics. The Kinks - (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman lyrics (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman song lyrics by The Kinks official. [10] Although multiple follow-up singles were issued, "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" is the only single from the album to be released in both Britain and America. With a disco groove and superhero theme, the message of the song was often lost, Davies sings about how an ordinary bloke has to be Superman to survive in these difficult times. "[2], "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman", as well as its B-side, "Low Budget", were the first songs recorded for the Low Budget album, although, unlike the rest of the album which was recorded in New York, the tracks were cut in Konk Studios. Listen to (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman by The Kinks. He decides that there has to be a way for him to improve himself, and so he excercises a bit and then depressed, gets dressed. It was a strange time for music in general, anyway. [13] Producer Clive Davis described the song as tapping "the malaise at the tail end of the decade. "[4], Dave Davies, initially unimpressed with the song, added guitar parts. The Kinks - (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman, Buy Vinyl, Matrix / Runout (A Side Label): CP 700 SA, Matrix / Runout (B Side Label): CP 700 SB, Matrix / Runout (A Side Runout Groove, variant 1): CP-700-SA-CP1 MASTERDISK, Matrix / Runout (B Side Runout Groove, variant 1): CP-700-SB-CP2 MASTERDISK, Matrix / Runout (A Side Runout Groove, variant 2): CP-700-SA-CP1 1 MASTERDISK B P, Matrix / Runout (B Side Runout Groove, variant 2): CP-700-SB-CP1 5 MASTERDISK A 3 P. Play on Napster. I've always admired Superman comics. This transcription orients on the live version (One For The Road). Songfacts®: Written by Kinks leader Ray Davies, he called this "a very political song about people going on strike." Chords for "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" Date: March 8, 1999 5:25 AM From: Thomas Huber Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman Written by: Ray Davies Published by: Davray Music Ltd. Difficulty: intermediate. Listen to Superman (Wish I Could Fly Like) by The Kinks, 52,875 Shazams, featuring on The Kinks Essentials, and The Kinks: Next Steps Apple Music playlists. A nine stone weakling with knobbly knees 2 tracks (13:04). Home / Music / Rock / Classic Rock Track. Track. Lyrics to '(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman' by Kinks. / Intro Riff: |G A G A G A|C C G A| / intro riff Woke up this morning, started to sneeze / G A I had a cigarette and a cup TRY NOW Software Browse Login Livingroom Try Now. APPS & DEVICES FEATURES BROWSE LOGIN TRY NOW. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. Studio engineer John Rollo said of the many versions: "On 'Superman' we must have mixed that song at Konk [studios] twenty times - and it was quite a long song - and to get it down for a 7-inch single version we had to do twenty edits. Author ledzep426 [a] 7,100. Then we were running out of days and [Ray] had to be out of the country. Lyrics to "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" by THE KINKS: Woke up this morning, started to sneeze / I had a cigarette and a cup of tea / I looked in the mirror what did I see / A nine stone weakling with knobbly knees / I did my knees bend press ups touch my toes / I had another sneeze and I … Told from the viewpoint of a powerless schlep, the song recites an amusing list of real-life annoyances while fantasizing about how these problems could be solved by having the powers of Superman. Superman The Kinks Buy this song. I thought it was so true to the comic books and I wanted to write kind of a rock disco cause I hate disco music as a rule ... but now we've got a sort of mix with a rock and roll backbeat and it works real well. [15] Allmusic critic Bret Adams called this live version a "raw, stripped-down" rendition.[15]. [7] Author Thomas Kitts notes the irony in the lyrics sung by a weakling wishing he were Superman which, as with other songs Davies wrote, leads to the singer feeling resigned. A nine stone weakling with knobbly knees "Inorganic at the Disco: 40 Rock Bands Who Beat Arcade Fire to the Dance Floor—The Kinks, "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" (1979)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=(Wish_I_Could_Fly_Like)_Superman&oldid=996824340, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz release group identifiers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 28 December 2020, at 20:04. Directed by Dave Wilson, Gary Weis. Woke up this morning, started to sneeze Had a cigarette and a cup of tea I looked in the mirror, what did I see? In addition to its appearance on Low Budget, the song is present on many of the band's compilation albums, including Come Dancing with The Kinks and The Ultimate Collection. I don't feel bad about that song at all, but it could have been a big mistake. 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