Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Friday, April 26, 2013

ARLO GUTHRIE / Alice's Restaurant (1967)

Arlo, son of Woody, carved his own deep niche in the folk pantheon with a blend of poignant observations on life and liberty, anti-establishment anecdotes and a laid back sense of humour. The superb 18+ minute title track tends to overshadow the other songs on his début album, but they all deserve attention. Split into two parts like it is means you get two sides of Arlo's personality, both of which feed and inform each other in their own unique way.

Songs of Note: Alice's Restaurant Massacree; The Motorcycle Song

5 friendlies on the bench out of 5

1 comment:

cuckoo77 said...

My grandfather loves the title track on here.

It's weird. Our family has often wondered what his fascination with it was, seeing as he mostly disagrees with the subject matter.