Ray Davis wrote some of the best UK blues and Rock all in a completely English way,”You Really Got Me” was a blaster of a track and a big hit in Manchester at the time, and often played intermittently in the latter 1960’s. It was one of the tracks I remember as I queued on the stairs of the Twisted Wheel Club, Brazennose Street on one of my first visits.
You Really Got Me was a similar sound to Louie Louie by the Kingsmen. In fact like almost everyone at the time, The Kinks did a version on their first e.p.
The Kinks appeared live at the Twisted Wheel, wearing their purple satin suits and knee length boots! Even so they got the place rocking with their clanging riffs. They came to fame playing for very posh parties, hence their tendency to wear red hunting jackets on many occasions.