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The Doors

Roadhouse Blues

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  • 2012
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“Roadhouse Blues” is a blues-rock song written and recorded by the American rock band The Doors. The song, which appeared on the B-side of “You Make Me Real”, was first released as a single from the album Morrison Hotel in March 1970 and peaked at #50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song quickly became a concert staple for the group, a live version appearing later on the posthumous album An American Prayer and that same version, which has been called “probably one of the best live performances of any song”, again on In Concert and Greatest Hits. During this version, Jim Morrison talks for a short while to a female audience member about his Zodiac sign and, with a sudden, ironic twist that causes the audience to erupt in laughter, denounces his beliefs in it. The song was... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Let it roll, baby, roll ... Yeah, back at the Roadhouse they got some bungalows ... Let it roll, all night long

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