Slack Alice

Album: Shut That Door (1972)

Songfacts®:

  • Larry Grayson (1923-95) spent decades working the club and cabaret circuit before finding fame. A drag artist as well as a comedian, he was a master of high camp; he created several characters for his act, most notably Everard. The song "Slack Alice" was based on another of his characters. It was co-written by Peter Dulay (who would later become Grayson's agent) and Bernie Sharp - both men also wrote scripts for him. "Slack Alice" was released as the B-Side of Grayson's signature tune "Shut That Door," on York Records in August 1972.
  • In the song, Alice attends a soccer match and throws her knickers in the air to show her displeasure with the referee. The previous year, a song referring to knickers being thrown in the air was banned by the BBC. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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