Film: Will the Kinks Ever “Do It Again”?

October 26th, 2010, 2:01 pm by Greg

Yes, we know that it sounds kind of oxymoronic, but we seriously think that the Kinks are one of the most under-rated superstar bands of the rock era.

And like Boston Globe arts writer Geoff Edgers, we would love to the Kinks “Do It Again.”

I mean, really, wouldn’t a Kinks reunion be a magnificent thing? Despite the fact that brothers Ray and Dave Davies have been feuding almost since before Liam and Noel Gallagher were born?

Well, that’s pretty much what Robert Patton-Spruill’s film, “Do It Again: One Man’s Quest to Reunite the Kinks,” is all about – following Edgers around as he tries to make the impossible rock reunion happen. As a Don Quixote-like rock ‘n’ roll quest, it’s a glorious failure. But as a documentary film about fan-boy obsession, it’s an utterly fascinating concept.

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