The Kinks, known at the time as The Ravens, signed a management deal with a company called Denmark Productions in 1963, which peddled their demo around Denmark Street, eventually landing them a deal with Pye Records. The group reeled off a string of hits, starting with their first single, "You Really Got Me
," but suffered from vicious infighting and ended up in a legal tangle that cost them dearly. "Denmark Street," and much of the Lola
album, was an attack on Denmark Productions.