(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman

Album: Low Budget (1978)
Charted: 41

Songfacts®:

  • Written by Kinks leader Ray Davies, he called this "a very political song about people going on strike."

    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.
  • The Kinks weren't big on disco, but they knew it was the hot sound and decided to replicate it on this track. They did their research, heading to dance clubs to get the right groove, which they infused with their rock sound. When they delivered it to Clive Davis at their record company, Arista, Davis was thrilled, since he knew it had the contemporary hit sound.

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer: http://www.legacy.com/ {01-23-2018}...
    LONDON (AP) — Former Kinks bassist Jim Rodford has died after a fall. He was 76...
    The Zombies, the group Rodford had played with since 1999, confirmed the death of the British musician on their Facebook page Saturday...
    Zombies co-founder Rod Argent says his cousin and longtime bandmate was a "magnificent bass player"...
    Rodford joined The Kinks in 1978, touring with the group and playing on its later albums. Ray Davies, The Kinks' co-founder, tweeted that Rodford was "an integral part of the Kinks later years"...
    Argent also highlighted Rodford's commitment to music in St Albans, north of London, where he lived his entire life...
    Argent says "Jim's life was dedicated to music. He was unfailingly committed to local music - an ever present member of the local scene in St. Albans"...
    May he R.I.P
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