|A||Alice's Restaurant Massacree||18:20|
|B1||Chilling Of The Evening||3:01|
|B3||Now And Then||2:15|
|B4||I'm Going Home||3:12|
|B5||The Motorcycle Song||2:58|
|B6||Highway In The Wind||2:40|
|RS-6267, RS 6267||Arlo Guthrie||Alice's Restaurant (LP, Album, Pit)||Reprise Records, Reprise Records||RS-6267, RS 6267||US||1967|
|REP M5 6267||Arlo Guthrie||Alice's Restaurant (Cass, Album)||Reprise Records||REP M5 6267||US||Unknown|
|RS-6267, R1 6267||Arlo Guthrie||Alice's Restaurant (LP, Mono, 180)||Reprise Records, Rhino Records||RS-6267, R1 6267||US||2017|
|WB56431||Arlo Guthrie||Alice's Restaurant (LP, Album)||Warner Bros. Records||WB56431||US||Unknown|
|RS-6267||Arlo Guthrie||Alice's Restaurant (LP, Album, RE)||Reprise Records||RS-6267||Canada||Unknown|
Alice's Restaurant", also known as the "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", is a satirical talking blues song by singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie, released as the title track to his 1967 debut album Alice's Restaurant.
Album: Alice's Restaurant (1967). Charted: 97. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. Running 18 minutes and 34 seconds, this song is based on a true story that happened on Thanksgiving Day, 1965. Arlo was 18, and along with his friend Rick Robbins, drove to Stockbridge, Massachusetts to have Thanksgiving dinner with Alice and Ray Brock. Alice and Ray lived in a church - the former Trinity Church on Division Street in Stockbridge - and were used to inviting people into their home. Arlo and Rick had been traveling together, Arlo working his way up in folk singing and Rick tagging along.
LP (Item 649502) Reprise, 1969 - Condition: Near Mint-. LP, Vinyl record album. Running Down The Road.
This song is called Alice's Restaurant, and it's about Alice, and the restaurant But Alice's Restaurant is not the name of the restaurant, that's just the name of the song, and that's why I called the song, Alice's Restaurant. You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant Walk right in it's around the back, just a half a mile from the railroad track An' you can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant. and he stopped me right there and said, "Kid, did you ever go to court?"
Guthrie first played Alice’s Restaurant Massacree – the unique spelling of massacre having been borrowed from the Ozarks – on the WBAI radio show Radio Unnameable, and it was so popular that he ended up appearing on the show several additional times to play it, which led to the station playing a live version of the song. Its popularity increased to the point where, when he played the Newport Folk Festival in July 1967, he was asked to play it live.
On Thanksgiving 1965, Arlo Guthrie visited friend Alice Brock and her husband at their home, a church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and did them a favor by taking out their garbage. The dump was closed that day, so Guthrie and a friend dropped the garbage off a cliff where other locals had previously dropped trash. Guthrie was arrested the following day, and the mark on his record miraculously kept him out of Vietnam by making him ineligible for the draft. Guthrie recalled the incident in hilarious detail in 1967’s Alice’s Restaurant, which became his most beloved song and the subject. Did you ever think Alice’s Restaurant Massacree would be your most beloved song? Well, you have to remember that back in ’65, all the way into the early Seventies, nobody in their right mind would have written an 18-minute monologue. I mean if it was 2:31, stations wouldn’t play it.
Alice's Restaurant (CD, Album, Club, RE, RM). Reprise Records. Alice's Restaurant (LP, Album).