Arlo Guthrie "Alice’s Restaurant"


Today’s Cool Album of The Day(#230in the Series) is  is Arlo Guthrie, Alice’s Restaurant.

An American Classic, simply put.

Alice’s Restaurant was recorded and released in 1967. It was Woodie Guthrie’s son, Arlo’s, debut album.

The story of ‘Alice’s Restaurant Massacre” is a wonderful tale, full of humor and Americana. It is some marvelous story telling.  It’s a tale that needs to be listened to.  It’s the full side of the album. It could have been longer as far as I’m concerned.

Many radio stations break format on Thanksgiving and will play this lengthy track.  We’re thankful for that.  We have the full song below for you to listen to. Sit back, relax and enjoy this Arlo Guthrie classic. We’re keeping the words short because you’ve got some listening to do!

I will end with an interesting note. Richard Nixon was said to have this album.
‘The Song’ is 18:20 seconds, almost the exact same length as the Watergate tape gap.

Give this one a listen.

Track listing

All tracks composed by Arlo Guthrie.

  1. “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” – 18:20
  2. “Chilling of the Evening” – 3:01
  3. “Ring-Around-a-Rosy Rag” – 2:10
  4. “Now and Then” – 2:15
  5. “I’m Going Home” – 3:12
  6. “The Motorcycle Song” – 2:58
  7. “Highway in the Wind” – 2:40


  • Arlo Guthrie – vocals, guitar

Posted by Larry Carta

1 Comment

  1. Norm (24 Nov 2011, 11:13)

    Absolutely loved this album when it came out and haven’t heard it for a olng time now. Great song; great album. Also really liked tracks 5, 6, and 7. Happy Thanksgiving – enjoy some turkey for me. (North of the border here we’ve already had T’giving back in early October)

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