Status Quo - ''Roadhouse Blues'' - Live 1982

Status Quo - ''Roadhouse Blues'' - Live 1982




The origins of this track date back to the early 1970s, when Status Quo heard the Doors track "Roadhouse Blues" in a club and adopted its chugging rhythm as a template for much of their early self-penned material. "Roadhouse Blues" itself had been recorded by Quo in 1972 on the Piledriver album and, with vocals by bassist Alan Lancaster, was a staple of the band's live set for many years. By 1976's Status Quo Live! album the song had been extended to more than twelve minutes in duration.


The songs comprising the "Roadhouse Medley" have since been restored to full length in the band's live sets, and although "Roadhouse Blues" has not been played by the classic band for many years, it was played during the critically acclaimed "Frantic Four" reunion shows in 2013 and 2014.





Lyrics



Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel

Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel

Yeah, we're going to the roadhouse

We're gonna have a real good time


Yeah, the back of the Roadhouse they got someone to love

Yeah, the back of the Roadhouse they got someone to love

That's sort of people like to go down slow


Let it roll, baby, roll, let it roll, baby, roll

Let it roll, baby, roll, let it roll, all night long


Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel

Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel

Yeah, we're going to the roadhouse

We're gonna have a real good time


In the back of the Roadhouse they got someone to love

At the back of the Roadhouse they got someone to love

That's sort of people like to go down slow


Let it roll, baby, roll, let it roll, baby, roll

Let it roll, baby, roll, let it roll, all night long


You gotta roll, roll, roll

You gotta ease my soul, all right

You gotta roll, roll, roll

You gotta jump up and get me baby

I know you want me baby

You gotta roll, roll, roll

You gotta ease my soul, all right


I shoulda made you, I shoulda made you

Give up your vows, give up your vows


Save my city, save my city

Right now, oh baby, baby


I woke up this morning, I got myself a beer

I woke up this morning, and I got myself a beer

The future's uncertain, and the end is always near


Let it roll, baby, roll, let it roll, baby, roll

Let it roll, baby, roll, let it roll

All night long







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