Updated: 31-JULY-2007

fractured mindz

fan reviews


In any other band, Dave Davies would have been the star. But sharing the Kinks' stage--and a last name--with older brother Ray often exiled Dave to the background. Still, not even a near-fatal stroke in 2004 has kept him from dominating his sibling when it comes to solo records, Dave's latest a generally lo-fi list of the power anthems and folk-and-blues-rock that made his old band run like clockwork.

On this, his first album in five years, the ever-witty and outspoken Davies has plenty to say, spewing anger against Bush and Blair in the rocking "Free Me." "What kind of man can take us to war with blood and murder for oil?" he demands over a grinding guitar circa Lola vs. Powerman. Kinks fans will likely find additional kinship with the pleasant pop of "Remember Who You Are" and "The Waiting Hours," as well as "Come to the River," which rides a monster blues riff that only Davies can brandish.

The record even navigates into the experimental, including a spacey instrumental ("The Blessing") and the trippy spoken-word title song, new territory for a 60-year-old legend that clearly now rides anywhere but the backseat.

-Scott Holter

Ever since he first strapped on that guitar and made that cutting edgy guitar riff way back when in the front room in Fortis Green Dave Davies had always been at home and one with his guitar. Now, as decades, age, illness, family and spiritual life have weaved their way into his personal soundtrack Davies has come full circle to that cheeky kid with the guitar stepping out of his big brothers path and forging a career in typical Dave fashion- bright. warm, bold and individual.

Fractured Mindz, the newest output by him is a warm, endearing, and at times brilliantly sarcastic comment on the state of our world - our inner worlds particularly. From the rip-shred guitar of "Free Me" - complete in it's splenderous '60's production fade-outs to the dry humour of "All About Me" (an oddly amusing yet disconcerning little number you'll be humming that chorus line long after), and onward, Davies music bravely challenges us all to look inside and do a little house cleaning of our own. What makes this CD is it's pure sincerity - at times it seems painfully quaint, i.e. "Remember Who You Are" and at others pure rock such as "Displaced Person". Best tracks are the aforementioned "Free Me " and "Come to the River".

"Come to the River" wins hands down with it's ultra cool bluesy tone and rock solid heavy production leaving no doubt that Davies is still master of his own domain when it comes to that bluesy sinewy guitar sound. "Rock Siva" is another interseting ecclectic number that has the unique Davies stamp on it - but nothing is as unique nor ecclectic as the meditational "Blessing" track which really should have been the closer - a way to unwind perhaps from the questions Davies so cleverly poses to our human condition.

Nonetheless this CD is proof postive that Dave is not only getting better he's standing stronger each step opening hearts all along the way to a deeper metaphysical world.

It's been rumoured Dave wants to do a bigger polished CD with other folks - and whilst it would be most exciting to be sure to many Kinks fans and rock fans in general lets hope it doesn't move Dave away from the simple heart chakra styled music he's achieved all on his own with just an engineer and his partner - a little goes a long way and as this CD more then worthily proves less is more. Even tho we can't be freed from the government - we can open our minds to a little more love and light - may Dave Davies be there to keep nudging us all along - guitar slung over the shoulder and the amp cranked for a long long time.

Namaste Mr. D.


-Scotia Jordan

I received your new CD a couple of days ago. It has a great sound. I've listened to it many times. I like every track- my favorites being "Come To The River", "Giving" & "Remember Who You Are"

As with all your solo CD's there is never a weak track.

Also thanks to Pete at Metamedia- he e-mailed me back right away when I was wondering when my CD was coming.

Best to you!


I wanted to share this with you; my day at work today was totally insane and I left work feeling really tense and uptight.

I had Fractured Mindz in my car CD player as I left it queued up "The Blessing", and by the time the song finished I was no longer all bunched up and was in a much better frame of mind.

Just wanted to say thanks!


I absolutely love this CD! I didn't really know what to expect as it's been years since I've really followed your music but I came upon your site and thought; "what-the-hey"!

I got it last week and have been playing it pretty non-stop since. I am totally blown away by "Come to The River" and "Rock Siva".



There’s no doubt there’s something special in Fractured Mindz. Dave has put all his effort into it and you can appreciate this since the first listening. It’s hard to explain, but you have to listen to it to realise where the music comes from: His heart and soul.

The album opens with the powerful chords of "Free Me", a song which condenses all the energy from Bug and could have been on that album perfectly.

The second song, "All About Me", is also fantastic, it has a few “surreal” elements that remind me of some Kinks material of the seventies and make it a very complete song.

"Come To The River" is a pure blues, but it has an optimistic feeling behind it and this dualism makes it one of the most interesting tunes of Fractured Mindz. This one and "Remember Who You Are" are probably the catchiest songs in all the album and both would be great singles.

"The Waiting Hours" is 100% Dave, but at the same time it's completely different to any other song he has done. It’s very direct and honest, here Dave shows the ability he has to tell you a lot using only a few words.

"Rock Siva" and "Fractured Mindz" didn't hit me too much at the first listen, but please, if this happens to you, give them a second chance. Soon you will find you can't stop listening to them.

But although I think all the songs in this album are fantastic, I would have no doubt to choose my two favourites: "The Blessing", which gives you a lot of faith, energy and peace every time you listen to it and "Giving". This last song, "Giving" is, in my opinion, one of the best songs Dave (or anybody) has ever done. Is in the same level of songs like "Hold My Hand", "Trust Your Heart", "Love Gets You", "The Lie" or "God In My Brain", it’s a real masterwork.

So this is a very special album that will hit you if you are open to it. All the songs are very different to each other, there are a lot of music styles and one thing that links all them: Powerful music and brilliant lyrics that only a genius like Dave can provide you. You can’t just hear the songs: You have to listen to them, and if you do you’ll discover what Dave wants to tell you.




Dear Dave,

I have been listening non-stop to your new album Fractured Mindz since receiving it two weeks ago, and when not listening to it I can't help thinking about the tunes, and humming them to myself.

The first time I played it I was rendered completely speechless. It is just so incredible, words fail me to describe how absolutely brilliant it is, so beautiful yet flawed, soothing yet disturbing. My husband asked me a day or so later what it was like and I could only describe it as like an angel with a chainsaw.

I could not tell you which of the tracks I prefer, I love them all, it would be like saying which of my children I like the best. They all have their own endearing qualities as well as their not so likable ones and that's what makes them so beautiful, and every time I listen to your music I hear something different in each of the tracks that I missed before. I am loving getting to know it.

I fell hook line and sinker for your music from day one in 1964 at the tender age of 12, (you do the maths), and have been a fan in the real sense of the word ever since. I have grown up with The Kinks, and they have been a big part of my life. For me no other band comes close, either then or now, and more recently I have enjoyed listening to you and Ray as solo artists, but this one I have to say really blew my socks off. The success of this album will be all the more deserved considering what you have been through lately. Your determination and resilience shines through like a beacon for us all, and proves you truly are a "Divine Soul". I am so glad that at last you are being recognised for your talents and for what you are, a national treasure. ( I'm sure your brother is as proud of you as your fans are).

And I hope to still be rocking to your guitar when I'm on my Zimmer, (which isn't that far away when I think of it), so please don't even think of giving up, you still have too much to offer.

Lots of Love and all good wishes for the future!

God Bless,




Hello Dave,

I just want to join in and tell you how much I appreciate your new CD. Fractured Mindz is just great!! To say it in this way: As with Bug (a masterpiece, nothing less!), the music gives me peace and love(!) - not only because my wife gets so emotional every time I play it, and that is quite often, he, he, but in general.

We have this "thing" with your music, be it the soar and melankolic or the heavy - everytime the family goes driving, it's on the player. The holidays aren't for real before Dave has blown our heads off..

We really wish you all well!

Best regards,


Just got my own copy of Fractured Mindz today, I'm from Canada and I got it so fast! I'm glad cause I was so anxious to hear this.

Dave, you did an incredible job once again! Some tracks made me smile and made me want to dance like ''All About Me'' and ''Rock Siva''. Awesome songs! I liked ''Come to The River'' too, sounds awesome! Lyrics are really good!

I think ''Rock Siva'' is my favorite from the CD, it's a song with so much variety in it. sounds rock and roll and boom boom at the same time, hehe, I just love it!

Overall the album is a masterpiece and I can't wait to hear more of you!





We just got our copy in the box yesterday (because we just came back from Iceland)...

It's bloody brilliant, and that's an understatement. I'd repeat how great I said it was to my husband, but I'm sure profanity is not allowed on this site (curse my loose Kiwi tongue).... Anyway, Fractured Mindz is brilliant Dave! Especially dig "All About Me" , which is incredibly insanely meistaralega!

Gud blessi tig! Hare Krishna!

Jaya Sri Radhe! Hare Krishna!




I got Fractured Mindz yesterday. It was really great!! from the beginning; powerful with positive lyrics, I think. I felt happy while I was listening your songs.

When I opened the CD and looked the inner sleeve picture, I was surprised!! You are Louis, Roi de France??!

"Vous etes magnifique!!"

I love all the songs, especially "Giving"(so far) and I love the lyrics of "Remember Who You Are" and "The Waiting Hours"(so far!).

I think I was encouraged by the song "Remember Who You Are"!

Your voice is heart-warming and love the tone of your guitar playing.

I'm glad you look very fine. I'd like to see you play in the near future!!

With best wishes,


Very very creative Dave!

This CD is something new and different I think. But I'm not surprised... afterall, Dave is the Aquarian... innovative, experimental, futuristic, progressive..and just plain "far out". I'm hoping that he continues to branch out and tries new directions.

I'm happy to see a song in my favorite language.. "All About Me". This is one of my favorites....made me laugh...because I so relate. Kind of sums up the expression -- "If it wasn't so sad (and true) , it would be comical". In some way, he has made it both comical and at the same time a cathartic experience... for me anyway. It's feels to me like the subject here has taken all he can take, all the craziness, all the madness ...and it just comes spewing out...he just explodes in giddy madness... which is very purging for the subject, of course. My first thought upon hearing this song was, I wonder if he got the idea from a thread on his message board, but I think that thread was written after he had been working on the CD for a while... I think its interesting that this subject came up on the mb. Just as the thread was therapeutic for some of us who also have experience with this "disorder", so too the song is kind of therapeutic (for me). I have to say , it is well performed also, as it is not "just a song" but a theatrical performance as well, deserving of an academy award..or something. I can envision this little tune in a Broadway musical.

Other than that lively tune, so far, "Come to The River" (very soulful), and "Rock Siva" (a very catchy and healing rhythmic chorus, which is ultimately my very favorite selection from the CD), are two songs that have gotten my attention.. And I really love "Fractured Mindz"...That should be part of a movie score, I think. If I were a film maker, I'd make a film to put this music in . It sort of creates a whole little story for me, which begins with "The Blessing" then continues into "Fractured Mindz" (the song). This is why I relate to it as a movie score. It would just make a great backdrop for something. It conjures up images (for me) of traveling in the astral planes... drifting into inner space, looking down on the world of matter. The images are primitive, some are dark, frightening images, an occasional astral creature passing by, voices , etc... but mostly, one is just floating, detached, just observing & soaring ... it's peaceful, and then gets intense, then disturbing, as one dips into the lower planes of the astral worlds. But the disturbance doesn't last long... one soars out on the other side of the lower worlds ... into the Light... Freeing & releasing... I find this number, which is the final track, very dramatic and moving...Overall, the whole theme of the CD seems cathartic, liberating, releasing.

I'm thinking that the sound frequency of this work of Dave's is something interesting and special too Teri.. more than just words and melodies...(although the words are very interesting). Dave has the ability to produce some very appealing instrumental musical scores. I'd love another Purusha type album...with his mix of techno, trance & rock etc... (whatever ? he mixes in there)...Not exactly Purusha, but something along the instrumental, musical score type of thing. I think Dave has a definite ability in this direction. Maybe other Kinks/Dave fans would protest, but I love this type of music. I'm ready for the future. Five (5) stars for this one. Thanks for the birthday present Dave!


-Barbara H.

To anyone who is interested in the effects of sound frequency on energy fields and health...

What is this mysterious energy about "Rock Siva" !!! Wow, so very powerful! Dave you've really got something here. If I didn't know better I could swear it raises the Kundalini... it surely raises something... Yikes... Lookout!

The whole CD is very powerful but I cannot sit still and listen to this song. Last night while trying to drive home, I could barely drive cause I wanted to get out and dance so badly... it was like getting lost in a world of heavenly virbrations that rock you soul! A definite rock wonderland of sound frequency! Am I crazy or something???

When I finally made it home I sat in the driveway for an hour in the cold listening to that song and "Come To The River", turning up the bass as loud as I could. My family was inside watching a movie, but I was in a state of blissful madness in my car rocking to "Rock Siva!"

Rock You Rock Me Rock On. Yeah!

P.S. "The Blessing" and "Come To The River", have a very powerful effect on me too! I feel a freeing, uplifting energy when listening to these.


-Teri LaBrecque

Let me say that I wish you all the best life has to offer and that your have been an inspiration and influence for years. I received Fractured Mindz and must say it does just what art should. Make One Think. I love the eclectic variety of tunes. Needless to say the tunes that have the British pop flavor show who drove The Kinks musically. YOU!

It is refreshing to see an artist thinking out of the box and not falling victim to the stereotypical commercially produced crap that the industry pushes.

Looking forward to you next and hope to see you in the States soon.



Mine arrived here today in sunny Florida!

Listening only once so far, I can say that this is amazingly some of the best work Dave has ever done. After all Dave has gone through, he has more than come back with full force and with something entirely fresh and creative. The album is filled with wonderfully rich, flavorful sounds, layered vocals, and blazing guitars riffs.

I especilally love, "Come to The River", "Remember Who You Are", and "Rock Siva." When I heard each of these songs, I just had to drop whatever I was doing and dance all over the house. This music takes you away!

What a incredible job Dave! Spectacular creation! Congratulations!!

-Teri LaBrecque


Just got your new album in the mail and have been listening to it a lot. I love it and I am so glad you are back with such meaningful work.

Thanks so much for producing such a wonderful piece of art. I think it is your best since Unfinished Business (a personal favourite of mine).

I hope you are feeling well and I send you nothing but good wishes.

All the best from cold, cold Canada!

-Aaron Badgley

I finally had some time to myself this morning, and got to listen to Fractured Mindz. Wow! I guess I'm still amazed at what could have been lost with your stroke and thankfully wasn't. That guitar sounds so sweet!

Despite the heavy themes you got into on this CD, there is a strong, ever-present message of hope, and faith in the Creator.

I loved the variety of style blues to techno, to chanting never a dull moment!

Perhaps when I'm more awake, and am not battling a headache I could be more eloquent. I'm going to enjoy getting to know this CD all its different sounds and themes like a busy tapestry of colorful sounds.

What a fun way to wake up on this bitterly cold day. (10 degrees, with a fierce wind chill down in the negative numbers) Maybe I should put the CD back on, and dance this time!

Very nice job, Dave! (Big Hug)

Much love,



Personal Impressions Of Fractured Mindz

Comes the creak of a door, a rolling guitar glissando, and tumbling forth come myriad thoughts and themes— at first familiar; at second, not at all. Nothing is as it seems, nothing goes as planned, not after the crack, not after that break. The lines of fracture run along both the musical motifs and the imagery born of sound and words.

So opens Fractured Mindz. It was said of the late James Brown that one didn't attend his concerts, one experienced them. How similar is the situation here— these nine tracks fling open an aural box of confusion and chaos, of optimism and hope, and the complexities of communication in its many guises.

On the surface, there's plenty of the familiar here—

Or is there?

Well, sure. "Free Me" is a confident rocker braced by an ostinado guitar pulse which drives the piece. "Come to the River" plants firmly its musical roots along the blue banks of the Mississippi Delta-on-the Thames. "Rock Siva" chucks into the mix a familiar chord progression— gosh, it's "All Day and All the Night," innit, no wait, hang on, that didn't resolve right, nope, yes, it IS "ADAN," nope it isn't, argh, wait!

But Fractured Mindz doesn't wait. "Free Me" revisits themes from the days of AFLI-3603, Glamour, and Chosen People, Bug and Transformation— but those works urged us to wake up, pay attention, be proactive— the passive victim in "Free Me," bombarded by the input from the news and from the internet— has got so overwhelmed he can't even sort what to wear in the morning— and he abruptly begs for freedom from the government— is authority grinding him down? Or is he just blindly blaming the government for his woes, having been buried alive under the trapping of modern media? Dunno— it's not said— there are no answers here. "Free me from my innocence!" The victim cries. The music hammers home the sense of passive helplessness— grinding chords relieved only briefly by a short solo, the guitar line desperately assertive against the see-saw riff— "You can free me from being myself!" the victim urges— he's such a prisoner of authority, he's got to give someone permission to help him.

"All About Me" is a jolly old hymn about an absolute sociopath— backed by a French tart, voiced in falsetto, who opens the song with a can't-be-arsed countdown; "she" revisits the song throughout, a giggling and simpering sycophant, and shrieking, "Je suis magnifique!" As one so often does.

Musically, "All About Me's" zydeco arrangement evokes the Louisiana Bayou, not to mention early British Invasion— "I Gotta Move"? "Revenge"?— and the main vocal is sung in a style that sounds relatively familiar. . .

The lyrics gleefully celebrate selfishness, aggression, and abuse of others, vocal tones alternating from those of a plummy posh bully to a madly seductive fiend, all cheerfully punctuated by a funk horn section— which peters out, replaced unexpectedly by the violin-cum-synth chord— now is that "Living on a Thin Line?"

Pub quiz!— prior to a low blast of distortion— bugger it, that's the Toccata and Fugue in D minor— until no, wait, it's a piss-take on "All Day and All the Night" again, complete with the orgasmic shrieks of the little girls in the audience.

Even sociopaths have their insecure moments, and the narrator here gibbers gleefully about getting "in ur mind, stealin ur secrets"-- but, for God's sake, don't blow his cover, please, brother, be a pal, and help a madman out.

"Giving"— a slow ballad held together throughout by warm mid-‘70s synth and keyboard riffs, a slide guitar companion to George Harrison's 33-1/3 and eponymous album period— responds calmly if not sadly to the demented fiend in "All About Me"— a selfless person trying so hard to please, and giving all he can, all his love, only to be left stood on the empty doorstep, alone, lonely, and completely drained of life by some vampire of the soul. Giving until there's nothing left— still willing to stand by, but used and abused, wistful and frustrated.

"Giving" builds up a Wall of Sound, and the vocals are ethereal, buoyed by slight reverb, dreamy and wistful— and like "All About Me," the narrator is accompanied by a chorus of isolated voices. But where "All About Me" is a man alone, surrounded by sycophants, however, the speaker in "Giving" is accompanied by other lonely voices in the void, each moving along their individual paths across the channels, surrounding the speaker, the listener, all expressing the same loneliness and isolation— universal sadness, broken apart by fractures in the lines of communication.

It's not all confusion and sadness here— a bright moment of lucidity comes in "Remember Who You Are," a light bit of danceable pop, an oasis of optimism in the midst of a relentless grind— it begins as an acoustic work, sharp and clear, before the electric guitar joins in accompanied by a simple "la la" chorus. Sweet, simple platitudes comprise verses of optimism and encouragement, quite reminiscent of folk rock—

"Stay awake, be aware.
Don't give in to despair.
Don't be afraid, don't be alone,
This is a time to care
When the world gets you down
Lift your head up off the ground
You are a divine soul
Remember who you are."

Even the instrumental break towards the end, yet again a call back to cosy power chords, is perky— overdriven, but cheerfully so, enlivened by the rattle of a vibraslap.

"Come to the River" and "The Waiting Hours" also provide a bit of familiar, and camaraderie— and are true to their blues roots! Both traditional 12-bar blues, looking back musically to Robert Johnson and Leadbelly, songs of everyday problems, timeless irks— and offer solace of shared woe— come to the river to wash away your problems; in the waiting hour, "Remember how they said it can't ever work? They were wrong." Bloody hell yes.

We move brilliantly onwards— "Rock Siva," once more so cheekily almost "All Day and All the Night" yet so not, lazy vocal and chords veering off— everyone has in him a Creeque Alley when he was fab, and "Rock Siva" is a helix of the sacred and profane happily coiling within us all. We are so many things in balance, neatly arranged, a wonderful complexity.

Things continue to be sorted— "The Blessing" is a mysterious piece, meant to be a companion to a meditative work. Focus. Inner depths. Healing. Light. We are individuals who can come together. The soul escapes the boundaries of the body, and follows the straight path of light.

But then there is "Fractured Mindz."

What is it like, to have a stroke? What does it feel like physically? What are you aware of? How do people treat you? How does that make you feel? I don't know. I can't know. You can try to describe it to me, I can get some idea, but words aren't enough. I literally can't relate; I haven't had the experience. Words and words are out there, to explain, blah blah, exposition— medical textbooks. Print on a page.

Stroke Art— a personal journey in four canvases— these are a visual explanation— representation in form what words can't express. "God in My Brain" (from the CD release Kinked) is a song of a personal journey, of experience— of emerging from dark times in the mind. I listen, I envision, but again, I'm along for the ride, I try to understand, but we're not even in the same car, I think.

"Fractured Mindz" is the aural equivalent of the dark times— aural imagery of a descent into helplessness and confusion. The splintering of calm.

A nightmaresque introduction— dark and mysterious— what's going on? Riffs do not resolve where they ought— chords don't follow expected resolution. Musical lines abruptly transition— or cut off suddenly, jarringly, jagged edges crammed together. There are no neat and tidy lines here, no expected paths. And no singing. Nope, no, there'll be none of that, not while I'm here.

The entire song is recitativo parlando— a plain chant, semi spoken line. You don't listen. You experience. The voice doesn't speak to you. It speaks at you. You're along for the ride, and Mr Wonka isn't there to stop the boat.

The voice chants in one ear, on one channel, while random voices, flanged and phased, scream, cry and gibber in the other— so many childlike voices. We're all children before the unknown, the unexperienced.

For nearly two and a half minutes, that voice speaks at us, and it's not good news, either, whilst the accompaniment, and those voices, open up an entire boxful of disconcertation.

The instrumentation intensifies— a techno trance beat kicks in— about halfway through, right at the 3:30 mark— the voice, the vocal line, the melody— it's the musical motif from "God in My Brain"— and the hammering guitar riff becomes an ambulance siren— but it's lifeless, apathetic— there's no sense of urgency— why? What's happening? What's going on?

A keychange, that's what's going on— the music slides out of control— who's steering this thing? A great build-up, chanting, noise, and noise, and noise— then, "Can you help me?" so plaintively as the music cuts dead.

Life and sound crash back again, a swirl of chaos, and the voice in your head repeats, "Look at me, damn you"— three times— twice so lifeless and dull, a bad actor reading B-movie lines, because he's screaming in his head, but it's not coming out— third time lucky, and he cries in helpless fury, LOOK AT ME, DAMN YOU.

What to make of it all. . . Fractured Mindz is a remarkable work— themes continue from when himself was so rudely interrupted. The familiar, evolving work of political awareness and spiritual awakening begun in AFLI-3603, which continues through Bug and Transformation is still apparent; wistful loneliness, being used and abused by those we care about, and will continue to care about; being left behind— all of the small insecurities that come in to play late at night, or when we're alone; cheeky wind-ups and sharp-witted satire; and the wonderful juxtaposition of spiritualism and joyful celebration of self (you can meditate or you can dance to it— it's all good— and he won't tell you what to do, or what you're supposed to think— be free.) Universal themes, things we share, things we have in common, things to which we can relate.

But then something happened— a break in the universe, a break in the lines of experience, a fracture in the lines of communication. An experienced removed. Fractured Mindz is a very personal journey, an aural expression of a lifechanging experience— many things here are fractured, the cosy way of thinking, everyday routine, simple nostalgia— all expressed in musical and lyrical motifs that almost seem familiar, but veer off in directions we don't expect, and fill us with unease. Listening is not necessarily a passive activity, but here we have here no choice. Neither did he.

Like Pandora's Box, Fractured Mindz opens with a creaky hinge; like Pandora's box, things of madness and distress fly out. Life changes in an instant; we can become at once removed from the familiar path. So like Pandora's box, we are left with hope, small and wee, at the very bottom of the box—

"Free Me" opens that box of madness, the mind; "Fractured Mindz" is seven minutes of hell, but ends with ten seconds of hope, cos "Love's a secret/Love's not blind/It heals the body/It purifies the mind."

-Carey Fleiner

Happy birthday Dave!

60 hahahahahha! Glad to see you have made a outstanding recovery.

The new album is brilliant I dig "Free Me", "The Blessing" and "Fractured Minds" which reminds me of early Floyd. I hear echoes of Tom Petty and George Harrison too!

Brilliant brilliant brilliant!

Happy days!


So pleased to have received my copy of Fractured Mindz today and can I congratulate you on a great album?

After a couple of listens I love "Giving" ,"Come to the River" , "Rock Siva" and "The Waiting Hours".

Like everything else you have done I am sure the others will grow on me in the next few plays.

Hope you can tour the UK this year and continue your good health.


-Frank Brown



I'm not one for doing this sort of thing really but I felt I just had to. I was lucky enough to receive your Fractured Mindz CD today and I just wanted to say that you should feel really proud of yourself. I've only managed one listen so far but I can already tell that it stands on it own. I can also tell that it has a lot of depth and I am going to get a lot more out of it the more I listen.

I've been a Kinks fan for about 28 years or so now, since I was around 14. I always loved your contribution to the Kinks; you played and sang with such feeling and its great hear that you still have it. While I am a die hard fan (and getting on a bit now!) I still like to listen to contemporary stuff (at the moment, mainly Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine, Entrance, Black Keys, Simple Kid and Brett Dennen), and your stuff sits happily amongst this. I still like my 60's garage sound as well - nothing beats a guitar played with real passion, and you're still the master (you, Jimi, and Wilko Johnson are my top three - what a combination)!

I've listened to the CD about 5 or 6 times now since getting it (still trying to take it all in - it's a great CD). I don't think I have a favourite yet but I have found "Remember Who You Are" to be very inspirational.

So cheers Dave, all the best to you and your family

-Chris Brown

p.s. I'm really proud of you!


Dear Dave,

I love your Fractured Mindz CD which I received on your birthday-how cool!

Fractured Mindz sounds so vibrant, new & original yet you can hear it's put
together by on ol' professional.

May you go from Strength to Strength!








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