Al’s Café

1990 brought the release of the second-to-last C.W. McCall album, The Real McCall: An American Storyteller. Except for one song, the selections on this album were digital recordings of songs from C.W.’s previous six albums.

The new song was “Comin’ Back For More”, a tale that was loosely based on the legend of Alferd Packer, the only person (so far) in the history of the United States to be convicted of cannibalism.

American Gramaphone produced a video for the song; the video appears on “Visions”. (which is currently out-of-print, unfortunately.) They also released a promotional CD-single together with a coffee-stained menu for “Al’s Café”, a restaurant which serves Packer-style food.

'Comin' Back For More', the CD-single
The CD-single

The outside of the menu
The outside of the menu

The inside of the menu
The inside of the menu

There is a real “Al’s Café”, sort of: the cafeteria at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is named the “Alferd G. Packer Memorial Caféteria”.

For further information on Al, check out the Library.

Thanks to Alan Chafin for finding this bit of McCallabilia.