An individual featured in the Cheech and Chong
comedy routine known as Earache My Eye
. What precisely this individual did for the piece is uncertain. If anyone actually has the liner notes for the Cheech and Chong Wedding Album of 1974 and wants to add their wisdom to this node, I'd be much appreciative. Most probably, Alice Bowie was the character name of the vocalist performed by Cheech Marin
. Or perhaps it was a real person who was the electric guitarist who performed the kickass
solo during the piece, but that's mere speculation. Another possibility could be that Alice Bowie played the voice of the unhip sadistic father in the comedy routine, but that would mean Alice was a guy. I guess that's possible. I mean there's Alice Cooper
and he was a guy.. sorta.
Searches on the Internet to discern the true identity of Alice Bowie only brings up Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Alice In Chains and some geneological data about complete nobodies. I'm afraid this is an example of someone who did one really cool thing that no one really remembers, and then dissappeared in a puff of their own inadequacy. Too bad we didn't have Everything2.com back in 1974.