“Alice’s Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1967Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

His debut album was released in September, 1967, just a few weeks before his Daddy died. Ol’ Woody got to hear a demo version, which is pleasing. On this evidence, it seems Arlo had inherited some of that famous old Guthrie dry wit. “Alice's Restaurant Massacree” (recorded live) showcases Arlo's deadpan delivery, as he protests against the Vietnam War draft, with a comically exaggerated, but nevertheless true story from his own life. It’s the only live song on the album and, with an 18-minute runtime, takes up the entirety of side 1. Well, if a story’s worth telling…

The Jukebox Rebel

A [18:20] 8.7.png Arlo Guthrie - Alice’s Restaurant Massacree [live '67] (Arlo Guthrie) Folk
B1 [03:01] 6.2.png Arlo Guthrie - Chilling Of The Evening (Arlo Guthrie) Folk Rock / Americana
B2 [02:10] 4.2.png Arlo Guthrie - Ring-Around-a-Rosy Rag (Arlo Guthrie) Crooner / Cabaret
B3 [02:15] 5.2.png Arlo Guthrie - Now And Then (Arlo Guthrie) Pop
B4 [03:12] 4.7.png Arlo Guthrie - I’m Going Home (Arlo Guthrie) Folk
B5 [02:58] 5.8.png Arlo Guthrie - The Motorcycle Song (Arlo Guthrie) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B6 [02:40] 6.0.png Arlo Guthrie - Highway In The Wind (Arlo Guthrie) Folk

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