Saturday, September 17, 2011

Odds And Sods: Who The F**k is Alice?

Some songs really do have a life of their own. After Smokie's 1976 cover of an Australian band's single "Living Next Door to Alice" became the group's biggest hit (UK#5, Billboard #25), that should have been the end of it. But while visiting a bar called Gompie in the Netherlands, some dutch musicians heard the disc jockey who was playing "Living Next Door to Alice" turn down the volume at "Alice" and the crowd chant 'Alice, who the fuck is Alice?'. They released "Who the F is Alice", as Gompie and had a European hit. Not to be outdone, what was left of Smokie teamed up with foul-mouthed comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown to record their own version ...which hit #3 in 1995. Smokie now holds  the record as the first group to get a record in the Top Ten with the word "fuck" in it 

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