Alice's Restaurant Massacree" [sic] (commonly referred to simply as "Alice's Restaurant") is one of singer-songwriterArlo Guthrie's most prominent works, a musical monologue based on a true story that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965, and which inspired a 1969 movie of the same name. Guthrie, in a radio interview, said the song points out that any American citizen who was convicted of a crime, no matter how minor (in his case, it was littering), could avoid being conscripted to fight in the Vietnam War.
The song lasts 18 minutes and 34 seconds, occupying the entire A-side of Guthrie's 1967 debut record album, also titled Alice's Restaurant (Warner Reprise Records). It is notable as a satirical, first-person account of 1960s counterculture, in addition to being a hit song in its own right. The final part of the song is an encouragement for the listeners to sing along, to resist the U.S. draft, and to end war. We will be playing the entire story/song on the eagle on Thanksgiving day..at 8am, Noon and 6pm. Take a seat at the table and dig in!
Can't wait for Turkey day to get here so I can wake up and have my morning home made mocha AT HOME and listen to Alice's Restaurant...it's a family tradition and THX for triple playing it this year - Happy Thanksgiving everyone :)