Susannah's Still Alive

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"Susannah's Still Alive"
Single by Dave Davies with The Kinks
B-side "Funny Face"
Released November 1967
Format 7" single
Genre Pop
Length 2:22
Label Pye Records
Writer(s) Dave Davies
Dave Davies with The Kinks singles chronology
"Death of a Clown"
(1967)
"Susannah's Still Alive"
(1968)
"Lincoln County"
(1968)

"Susannah's Still Alive" is a song by the British rock group The Kinks, composed by their guitarist Dave Davies. It was one of the few Kinks songs that was written by Davies, the brother of lead singer and songwriter Ray Davies. The single was credited solely to Dave Davies and featured all of The Kinks as his backing band. It was a hit (peaking at #20 in the UK)[1] but it did not live up to the expectations of Davies' last single "Death of a Clown", which was a Top 5 hit.[1] It failed to chart in the US, but was a significant success in Europe, reaching #10 in the Netherlands, #27 in Germany, #18 in Belgium and #18 in Sweden.[1] Although it was never featured on an LP, its B-side "Funny Face" was included on The Kinks' 1967 album Something Else by The Kinks.

Although all original UK singles used the spelling Suzanah, in many other countries and on later compilation albums Suzannah or Susannah was used.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Susannah's Still Alive"
  2. "Funny Face"

Lineup[edit]

Cardiacs version[edit]

"Susannah's Still Alive"
Single by Cardiacs
Released 1988
Format 7" and 12"
Genre Art rock, post-punk
Label Alphabet Business Concern
Cardiacs singles chronology
"Is This The Life?"
(1988)
"Susannah's Still Alive"
(1988)
"Night Tracks (The Janice Long Session)"
(1988)

"Susannah's Still Alive" is the fourth single and only cover version ever recorded by Cardiacs. As well as being released as a single, the track was also on the Kinks tribute album, Shangri-La - A Tribute to The Kinks.

Track listing[edit]

7"[edit]

  1. "Susannah's Still Alive"
  2. "Blind In Safety and Leafy In Love"

12"[edit]

  1. "Susannah's Still Alive"
  2. "Blind In Safety and Leafy In Love"
  3. "All His Geese Are Swans"

Lineup[edit]

  • Tim Smith - Guitar and Vocals
  • Jim Smith - Bass
  • Sarah Smith - Sax
  • William.D.Drake - Keyboards
  • Dominic Luckman - Drums
  • Tim Quy - Percussion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Emlen, Dave. "The Kinks' Chart Positions". Kindakinks.net. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 

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