"Alice Bowie" is the name of the character credited with singing the musical portion of the 1974 Cheech and Chong routine "Earache My Eye (featuring Alice Bowie)." Cheech Marin was apparently the actual singer. Cheech & Chong had done this fake-artist before on their 1973 "Basketball Jones featuring Tyrone Shoelaces" (a takeoff on the pop song "Love Jones" by the Brighter Side of Darkness). The Alice Bowie name is an obvious reference to Alice Cooper and David Bowie, and the lyrics to the song bear this out. "My daddy, he disowned me 'cause I wear my sister's clothes" seems an obvious reference to the early dress-wearing days of Alice Cooper, and "As long as I can have a limo and my orange hair" brings to mind an image of Ziggy Stardust-era Bowie. The All Music Guide's Richie Unterberger actually speculates that the fake heavy metal singer was the inspiration for Spinal Tap.