Who Sang Maximum Consumption? The Kinks

The Kinks Everybody’s in Show‐Biz cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
release date: 1972-8-25
length: 4:07
I'll have some clam chowder, followed by beef steak on rye
Pumpkin pie, whipped cream and coffee
I wanna green salad on the side
Don't forget the french fries
Pizza pie, garlic and anchovy
I keep burning up calories as fast as I keep putting them down
Eat food, put it in my mouth
Chew it up, swallow it down
I'll have two eggs, over light, home made apple pie
Cole slaw as a side order
I gotta stay fit, stay alive, eat food to sustain a non-stop high-grade performer
The pace is continual, sure keeps running me down
Don't you know that you gotta eat food
Don't you know that you gotta refuel
I'm a maximum consumption, super-grade performer
High powered machine
Go steady on my clutch, go easy on the hills
And you'll get a lot of mileage out of me
I'm so easy to drive, and I'm an excellent ride
Excessive living sure keeps running me down
You've got to learn to use the maximum juice
That's how you get the maximum use
Life keeps using me, keeps on abusing me, mentally and physically
I gotta stay fit, stay alive, need fuel inside, eat food to survive
Maximum consumption sure keeps running me down
Don't you know that you gotta eat food
Don't you know that it's good for you
I'm a maximum consumption
Non-stop machine
Total automation perpetual motion

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Here Comes Yet Another Day
  • 2 Maximum Consumption
  • 3 Unreal Reality
  • 4 Hot Potatoes
  • 5 Sitting in My Hotel
  • 6 Motorway
  • 7 You Don’t Know My Name
  • 8 Supersonic Rocket Ship
  • 9 Look a Little on the Sunnyside
  • 10 Celluloid Heroes
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Top of the Pops
  • 2 Brainwashed
  • 3 Mr. Wonderful
  • 4 Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues
  • 5 Holiday
  • 6 Muswell Hillbilly
  • 7 Alcohol
  • 8 Banana Boat Song
  • 9 Skin and Bone
  • 10 Baby Face
  • 11 Lola

  • Album Information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin