|This article does not cite any references or sources. (September 2008)|
|album track by The Kinks from the album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society|
|Released||22 November 1968|
|Recorded||July 1968 at Pye Studios, London|
|Genre||Hard rock, proto-grunge|
Sanctuary (2004 Reissue)
|The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society track listing|
"Wicked Annabella" is a song by English rock band The Kinks, appearing on their 1968 album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society.
The song was written by main songwriter Ray Davies, although sung by lead guitarist Dave Davies in a rare departure from tradition. "Wicked Annabella" takes on a rather dark and sinister turn, featuring a dissonant melody and unsettling lyrics.
The song is in stark contrast to the rest of the album, which mainly consists of up-beat, lilting tunes about English hamlet life and culture. "Wicked Annabella" features a loud, distorted guitar riff and a Mick Avory drum beat that carries the song. The song was covered later by an American band, The Ophelias.
The song is often cited to be an influence in the development of Grunge music, due to the its dark, low-key guitar riff and lyrics.
- Dave Davies - lead vocals, guitar
- Ray Davies - backing vocals
- Pete Quaife - bass guitar
- Mick Avory - drums