Fronted by the superbly-named Alice Spring (real name Sandra Alfred who had recorded in the 1960s as Sandra Barry), Slack Alice were a hard-rocking bar room boogie quintet also comprising John Cook (keyboards), songwriter Pete Finberg (guitar), Mick Howard (bass) and Eddie Leach (drums).
Usually caught somewhere between a bluesier Cado Belle and SAHB, they peaked with Motorcycle Dream, a genuinely cool, hard-hitting Quatro-meets-My Coo Ca Choo-style rocker with Spring packing a defiantly tough vocal.
Even better, though, is the lispy, squeaky Slack Alice (from their eponymous 1974 album) which oozes the same kind of silent-movie nostalgia sleaze the Rocky Horror Show monopolised.
Spring (Barry) later reappeared in a New Wave band called Darling.
Alice Spring (Sandra Alfred)