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"Doubleback Alley"
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US picture sleeve

A-side

"W.C. Fields Forever" (double a-side)

Released

13 February 1967

Recorded

29 December 1966 – 17 January 1967

Genre

Rock and Roll

Label

Parlourphone (UK)
Capatol (US)

Songwriter(s)

Nasty-McQuickly

Producer(s)

Archie Macaw

Last single

Roosevelt Mordecai (1966)

Next single

Love Life (1967)

Doubleback Alley was a 1967 Rutles song written by Dirk McQuickly and credited to Nasty-McQuickly. The song became somewhat relevant for being a passionate remembrance of Dirk and Nasty's childhood and their friendships with odd local characters such as Saccharine Sally, and the funny man on the ice cream van.

The song was briefly titled Denny Lane, named after the guitarist Denny Lane. The American release of Tragical History Tour incorrectly listed this title on the cover.

In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Doubleback Alley at #456 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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