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Under the Influence of Alice: Music Inspired by the Classic Tale

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Under the Influence of Alice: Music Inspired by the Classic Tale collects 12 disparate cuts inspired in one way or another by Lewis Carroll’s iconic 1865 fantasy novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Beginning appropriately with Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit,” which is followed immediately by a capable but forgettable cover of Tom Petty’s "Don’t Come Around Here No More" by indie soul singer/songwriter David Moore, Under the Influence leaps genres like an Olympic hurdler, leaving a vapor trail of goth punk (the Cure, Sisters of Mercy), alternative rock (Flaming Lips, Jesus and Mary Chain), celebrity pop (Scarlett Johansson), and English folk (Incredible String Band) that dutifully mimics the sensation of falling down the rabbit hole.

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