View Poll Results: Did you listen to Alice's Restaurant today?
Yes- In 4-part harmony and full orchestration 141 43.12%
No- Sit on the Group W Bench. NOW, KID! 135 41.28%
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Old 11-17-2018, 10:18 AM
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It's time for the 2018 Alice's Restaurant BUMP!
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Old 11-17-2018, 10:57 AM
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I shared this with my 17 year old grandson. He said that was 20 minutes of his life he'll never get back. Kids, today, I tell ya.
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Old 11-17-2018, 10:57 AM
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Sing it the next time it comes around on the guitar.
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Iím sure Q104.3 in the New York area will be playing it at noon again this year.
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Old 11-17-2018, 01:09 PM
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Iím sure Q104.3 in the New York area will be playing it at noon again this year.
WEBN in the Cincinnati area used to play it at noon as well. I used to listen to it on the way over to my parents. (They told me to be there at noon, I told them I'd be there about 12:30.), but I haven't thought to catch it in a while, and I don't know if they still play it.
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Old 11-17-2018, 02:24 PM
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WBLM in Portland, ME is the noon show for Alice. Every year, from the original vinyl that they first had in the Litchfield trailer when the station first went on the air back in the early 70's.
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:22 PM
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I'll be on the job again this year, though I'll be omitting the infecting and neglecting bits if at all possible.
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Old 11-19-2018, 07:00 PM
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I listened to it on the way home from work today out of a sense of duty.

It's an interesting relic, but a bit overrated IMO. When it was done, I thought "good, I'm set for another year".


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Old 11-19-2018, 09:34 PM
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Hey! My thread came around again! I'll probably listen to the saga on our way over the river and through the woods to the in-laws' house for dinner. We have a 2 hour drive and there's not much to look at on PA Rt 22/30 between Johnstown & McKeesport.
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I listened to it on the way home from work today out of a sense of duty.

It's an interesting relic, but a bit overrated IMO. When it was done, I thought "good, I'm set for another year".


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This post makes me sad. Alice's Restaurant is one of the songs that encapsulates the Vietnam protest years. We shouldn't forget those times, they may come back around...
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Old 11-20-2018, 05:47 AM
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This post makes me sad. Alice's Restaurant is one of the songs that encapsulates the Vietnam protest years. We shouldn't forget those times, they may come back around...
I understand. I wish I liked it more. It just got a little tiresome to listen to. I probably would have enjoyed it more hearing it live.

And I remember the Vietnam protest years well, so it's not like I lack context.


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Old 11-22-2018, 11:16 AM
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Annual bump for when it comes around on the guitar, which is 45 minutes from now on my local radio station.
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:18 AM
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Just listened to it!
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About ready to listen to it on KINK 101.9 Portland.
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Old 11-22-2018, 04:13 PM
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Heard it about an hour ago on KZOK 102.5 in Seattle. Shame a second station in the area doesn't air it; I for some odd reason loved to hear both versions at once.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:53 AM
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It's November. Time for the Alice's Restaurant bump.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:08 AM
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KGON at noon. I've got to work that day, and I will listen.
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:22 AM
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After bumping this thread, I read the whole thing for the first time in quite a while. It is hilarious. One of the SDMB's best.

If you haven't read the whole ting, wither do so or go sit on the Group W Bench. NOW!
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Old 11-09-2019, 04:01 AM
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Did a little surfing after seeing this bump, apparently Billboard considers Arlo a one hit wonder. Would not have called that.
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:19 AM
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I shared this with my 17 year old grandson. He said that was 20 minutes of his life he'll never get back. Kids, today, I tell ya.
Ask him if there are other 20-minute periods of his life that he does expect to get back.





I realize this is a year late
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:09 AM
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Did a little surfing after seeing this bump, apparently Billboard considers Arlo a one hit wonder. Would not have called that.
Confused, was that his version of "City of New Orleans"? I know that was a hit and maybe Alice's Restaurant doesn't count.
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:29 AM
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I shared this with my 17 year old grandson. He said that was 20 minutes of his life he'll never get back. Kids, today, I tell ya.
He's got taste. What a long pointless meandering waste of time. This thread gets the from me every year.

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Old 11-09-2019, 09:33 AM
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Confused, was that his version of "City of New Orleans"? I know that was a hit and maybe Alice's Restaurant doesn't count.
Alice's Restaurant was not released as a single, so technically it never made the charts. Same thing for Don McClean's American Pie.

Guthrie's only top 40 chart hit was "City of New Orleans," which was written by Steve Goodman.
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:52 AM
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Considering the length of the song, how could it be released as a single? I had a vinyl copy of the album on which the song took up the entire first side.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:00 AM
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Songs can be broken up to take up both sides of a 45 single. Like Don McLean's American Pie (@1) and The Animals' Sky Pilot (#14).
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:44 AM
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Googling, it appears that Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone was released as a 6:13 single. So if you could do that on both sides of single, that's still only two-thirds of the eighteen-minute length of Arlo's song.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:49 AM
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Alice's Restaurant was not released as a single, so technically it never made the charts. Same thing for Don McClean's American Pie.

Guthrie's only top 40 chart hit was "City of New Orleans," which was written by Steve Goodman.
American Pie was definitely released as a single.

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Old 11-09-2019, 11:14 AM
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I wonder if there are any covers of this song? I'll have to hunting to see if there are.
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Old 11-09-2019, 11:19 AM
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Whaddaya know? There's at least one

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He's got taste. What a long pointless meandering waste of time. This thread gets the from me every year.
We're not proud.







Although you're wrong about the pointless part.
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I've never listened to it on Thanksgiving, but on my senior ditch day in 1969 we went to the beach for a while, then, somebody got the idea to go to this miniature golf course on La Cienaga. One of my friends had brought his guitar, and when we got in the car he started playing and singing "Alice's Restaurant." He finished just as we pulled into the miniature golf parking lot.
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He's got taste. What a long pointless meandering waste of time. This thread gets the from me every year.
Which means you read it every year. What a pointless meandering waste of time.
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:39 AM
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Whaddaya know? There's at least one
The chorus and a crappy guitar solo that clocks in at 3:25. Truly crapadelic.
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