Everybody's in Show-Biz

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Everybody's in Show-Biz
Studio album and live album by The Kinks
Released 25 August 1972
Recorded March - June 1972 at Morgan Studios, London and Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY, 2–3 March 1972
Genre Rock
Length 69:26 (Original release)
74:29 (Remastered release)
Label RCA
Producer Ray Davies
The Kinks chronology
The Kink Kronikles
Everybody's in Showbiz
The Great Lost Kinks Album
Singles from Everybody's In Show-Biz
  1. "Supersonic Rocket Ship"
    Released: 5 May 1972
  2. "Celluloid Heroes"
    Released: 24 November 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (9.5/10)[2]
Blender 3/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau B+[4]
Rolling Stone (favourable)[5]

Everybody's in Show-Biz is the tenth studio album released by English rock group The Kinks, released in 1972. A double album, the first disc features studio recordings, while the second disc documents a two-night Carnegie Hall stand.

Everybody's in Show-Biz is often seen by fans as a transition album for The Kinks, marking the change in Ray Davies' songwriting style toward more theatrical, campy and vaudevillian work, as evidenced by the rock-opera concept albums that followed it.

This album marks Davies' first explorations of the trials of rock-star life and the monotony of touring (these themes would reappear in future releases like The Kinks Present A Soap Opera, Think Visual and the 1987 live album Live: The Road).[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ray Davies, except as noted. 

Disc 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Here Comes Yet Another Day"     3:53
2. "Maximum Consumption"     4:04
3. "Unreal Reality"     3:32
4. "Hot Potatoes"     3:25
5. "Sitting in My Hotel"     3:20
6. "Motorway"     3:28
7. "You Don't Know My Name"   Dave Davies 2:34
8. "Supersonic Rocket Ship"     3:29
9. "Look a Little on the Sunny Side"     2:47
10. "Celluloid Heroes"     6:19
Disc 2
Live at Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York, 2–3 March 1972
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Top of the Pops"     4:33
2. "Brainwashed"     2:59
3. "Mr. Wonderful"   Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Lawrence Holofcener 0:42
4. "Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues"     4:00
5. "Holiday"     3:53
6. "Muswell Hillbilly"     3:10
7. "Alcohol"     5:19
8. "Banana Boat Song"   Irving Burgie, William Attaway 1:42
9. "Skin and Bone"     3:54
10. "Baby Face"   Benny Davis, Harry Akst 1:54
11. "Lola"     1:40



  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Kinks: Everybody's in Show-Biz > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  2. ^ Josephes, Jason. "The Kinks: Everybody's in Showbiz". Archived from the original on 23 December 2001. 
  3. ^ Blender review Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Kinks". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Palmer, Bob (26 October 1972). "The Kinks: Everybody's in Showbiz". Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow) (RS 120). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 2 October 2007. 

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