History Music / AlicesRestaurant

5th Aug '16 4:27:14 PM Mdumas43073
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'''Alice's Restaurant''' is the name of a 1967 album by Music/ArloGuthrie. The lead song on the album is officially named "The Alice's Restaurant Massacree", but is frequently also called "Alice's Restaurant".

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'''Alice's Restaurant''' ''Alice's Restaurant'' is the name of a 1967 album by American folk singer-songwriter Music/ArloGuthrie. The lead song on the album is officially named "The Alice's Restaurant Massacree", but is frequently also called "Alice's Restaurant".
12th Jul '16 8:53:34 PM PaulA
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A 1969 film, also called ''Film/AlicesRestaurant'', was based on the song. Not to be confused with 1969's "Alice's Rock & Roll Restaurant", which is basically "The Alice's Restaurant Massacree" without the talking-blues about the garbage, arrest, etc. It's also not ''Film/AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore'' which had a {{Spinoff}} ''Series/{{Alice}}'' - though the title character works in a restaurant.

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A 1969 film, also called ''Film/AlicesRestaurant'', was based on the song. Not to be confused with 1969's "Alice's Rock & Roll Restaurant", which is basically "The Alice's Restaurant Massacree" without the talking-blues about the garbage, arrest, etc. It's also not ''Film/AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore'' which had a {{Spinoff}} ''Series/{{Alice}}'' - ''Series/{{Alice|1976}}'' -- though the title character works in a restaurant.
11th Apr '16 6:06:13 AM AnotherGuy
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A 1969 film, also called ''Film/AlicesRestaurant'', was based on the song. Not to be confused with 1969's "Alice's Rock & Roll Restaurant", which is basically "The Alice's Restaurant Massacree" without the talking-blues about the garbage, arrest, etc.

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A 1969 film, also called ''Film/AlicesRestaurant'', was based on the song. Not to be confused with 1969's "Alice's Rock & Roll Restaurant", which is basically "The Alice's Restaurant Massacree" without the talking-blues about the garbage, arrest, etc.
etc. It's also not ''Film/AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore'' which had a {{Spinoff}} ''Series/{{Alice}}'' - though the title character works in a restaurant.
29th Feb '16 5:19:51 PM Skywatcher
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A 1969 film, also called ''Film/AlicesRestaurant'', was based on the song.

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A 1969 film, also called ''Film/AlicesRestaurant'', was based on the song.
song. Not to be confused with 1969's "Alice's Rock & Roll Restaurant", which is basically "The Alice's Restaurant Massacree" without the talking-blues about the garbage, arrest, etc.
20th Jan '16 7:08:10 AM beergood
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: In the 1995 version, Arlo talks about how he was once invited to the White House during the Carter administration and was told that they'd found a copy of ''Alice's Restaurant'' in UsefulNotes/RichardNixon's library. Then he starts thinking about how Nixon used to record everything and made sure to erase only some of it, and how there was one particular blank piece of tape that...
-->''I said to myself, Arlo... How many things in this world are exactly 18 minutes and 20 seconds long?!''
20th Jan '16 7:04:18 AM beergood
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* SocietyMarchesOn: Lampshaded in more recent performances.
-->''Imagine one person, I mean even today, walking in singing some "Alice's Restaurant", walkin' out... They're gonna say "That guy's 30 years too late, get him out of here!" Imagine two of'em walking in [[HoYay hand in hand, singing in harmony]]? I don't care what the president says, unfortunately, to a lot of people that's still a problem. So you can imagine 50 people a day walking in, singing some "Alice's Restaurant", walking out... Friends, they might think it's a movement! And most of'em'll be too young to know what a movement WAS!''
30th May '15 11:40:23 PM NWolfman
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** Averted in later performances, which are usually word-for-word copied from the album, save for one instance where he actually forgot the words halfway through and starting ad-libbing to save face.
20th May '15 1:49:52 PM JohnPrestwick
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* BookEnds: The refrain.



* InsaneTrollLogic: Obie takes Arlo's wallet so he doesn't have any money to spend in jail, but also takes his belt because he doesn't want any hangings. Arlo even says, "Obie, did you think I was gonna hang myself for littering?"

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* InsaneTrollLogic: Obie takes Arlo's wallet so he doesn't have any money to spend in jail, but also takes his belt because he doesn't want any hangings. Arlo even says, "Obie, did you think I was gonna hang myself for littering?"littering?" TruthInTelevision - it's routine for the police to remove belts and shoelaces when someone is detained, no matter what they were arrested for.
12th May '15 6:25:17 AM TrustBen
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* SpringtimeForHitler: Arlo rants about how he wants to "Kill. Kill! KILL!" in front of the draft board, hoping they'll find him too unstable to enlist. Their response? "You're our boy!"
2nd May '15 9:00:24 PM NWolfman
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* EpicRocking: The title track takes up more than 18 minutes.

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* EpicRocking: The title track takes up more than 18 minutes.minutes, and updated versions are sometimes ''even longer''.
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