Album of the Day
The son of legendary folksinger Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie has fashioned a musical legacy of his own over the last half century. His debut disc, ALICE’S RESTAURANT, took an appropriately circuitous route to Platinum status - sales kicked into overdrive after the 18-minute title track was adapted into a film two years later. That ambling, autobiographical story-song became a counter culture anthem, but the remaining six tracks on the album are also excellent examples of the singer-songwriter's sly humor and musical craftsmanship. When the first issue of Rolling Stone hit newsstands on this day in 1967, it gave ALICE’S RESTAURANT one of its first reviews and critical plaudits have followed ever since.