OK, listening to the two songs back to back for the first time, The Kinks version is just slightly heavier in tone and the rhythm is a tad different, so maybe my question is too obscure and only in the ears of metaldams. The song I was thinking was "Department of Youth" off Alice Cooper's 1975 WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE album. Very similar chord progression, and the first time I heard "Yo-Yo," I instantly thought of "Department of Youth."
Let's see if anybody can guess this band and songs. The only clue I'll give is that if sickdrjoe is reading this, he'll wince, 'casue he HATES these guys! As for me, I dig them.
"He told me tales and he drank my wine,
Me and my magic man kind of feeling fine."
"With the day, came the resolution, I'll be looking for you.
La la la, la-la. La la la, la-la. La, la....laaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, ah." (The "la la la's" sound much better sung than written, of course)
"Take me across the water, 'cause I need some place to hide.
I've done the rancher's daughter, and I sure did hurt his pride."