The Kinks – Destroyer (Live in 1981)
[Ed Note: Every Tuesday, we post two songs by the same artist. To apply some kind of order to the process, we decided to move through the alphabet in reverse order, starting with Z. This week we’re at K. And K is for Kinks.]
“Destroyer” is the first U.S. single off of The Kinks 1981 album Give The People What They Want. It’s a continuation of the “Lola” story, where the protagonist of the song returns home with Lola, and starts getting a little paranoid. Paranoia. Self destroyer. Here’s the band performing the song live not long after the album was released.