Harman Patil

Susan's House

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Released  5 May 1997 (UK)
Genre  Rock
Label  DreamWorks
Format  CD 7" vinyl
Length  3:56
Writer(s)  E Jim Weatherly Jim Jacobsen

"Susan's House" is a song by American rock band Eels. It was released as the second single from their 1996 debut album, Beautiful Freak.

Contents

Content

In his autobiography, Mark Oliver Everett states that Susan "wasn't a crazy girl, a rare exception at the time". Her house was in Pasadena, not a walkable distance from where Everett lived at the time. The song focuses on the problems in the area he walks through as he goes over to visit her. By the time of recording the song, he and Susan had already been apart a few years. Susan is also the subject of the song "Beautiful Freak" from the same album.

The song samples the piano introduction from the 1974 Gladys Knight & the Pips track "Love Finds Its Own Way", written by Jim Weatherly, who, along with Jim Jacobsen, is credited as co-writing Susan's House on both the original single and the album.

Release

"Susan's House" reached number 9 in the UK Singles Chart, the group's highest-charting single in the country to date.

Track listing

  1. "Susan's House"
  2. "Stepmother" (previously unreleased)
  3. "Manchester Girl" (BBC Radio 1 version)

References

Susan's House Wikipedia


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