But there's more to Guthrie than "Alice's Restaurant Massacree"--the true story of his arrest for littering and how it eventually saved him from the draft--and he's finally receiving recognition for his "serious" folk songs, which he was recording as early as the second side of the Alice's Restaurant album with "Now and Then" and "Highway in the Wind." His follow-up hit didn't happen until 1972 with "City of New Orleans" by Steve Goodman. But part of Guthrie's lack of recognition comes from comparisons to his father, Woody Guthrie, and Dad's disciple, Bob Dylan. Armed with his father's social conscience, he has never been apolitical. He's just tempered the preaching with humor. Even though "Alice" is most quoted for its funny one-liners, the theme was always the brutality of war. And he ended it with the request, "If you wanna end war and stuff, you gotta sing loud." This time he'll have an entire symphony orchestra behind him as well.