Originally Posted by overcompensating tryhard
Ike Turner, Goree Carter, Joe Hill Louis, and even Chuck Berry were using distortion long before The Kinks. You're owning yourself.
WINNAR - Apocalypto
emm he pioneered the sound and cut the slits in the amp himself there was nothign accidental about the sound. and it stil proves my poin that he influenced a lot of the bands you likes sounds indirectly.
and also bring the power chord into recognition with the song you really got me.... that one song can be traced as one of the biggest influences on rock.
so dont shit on the kinks when they played a bigger part in what you like and lsten to today than you know.