Roadhouse Blues: Morrison, the Doors, and the Death Days of the Sixties (Paperback)

Roadhouse Blues: Morrison, the Doors, and the Death Days of the Sixties By Bob Batchelor, Carlos Acevedo (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Bob Batchelor, Carlos Acevedo (Foreword by)
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"Smart, engaging..."-PopMatters
"Fascinating, informative, extraordinary, and essential reading for the legions of Jim Morrison fans."--Midwest Book Review
Shrouded in mystery and the swirling psychedelic sounds of the Sixties, the Doors have captivated listeners across seven decades. Jim Morrison--haunted, beautiful, and ultimately doomed--transformed from rock god to American icon. With each successive generation of fans, the Doors become more popular and transcendent. Yet the band's full significance is buried beneath layers of mythology and folklore.
In Roadhouse Blues, Bob Batchelor presents an epic tale of one of rock's (and America's) most significant periods, as the Age of Aquarius gave way to a new age of mayhem, presidential misdeeds, and murder. Batchelor combines cultural history, musical and lyrical analysis, and a broad stroke of pop-culture mythos to give fresh perspective on a pivotal time.Candid, authoritative, and utterly absorbing, Roadhouse Blues is a biography of a man, a band, and an era that set the tone for the contemporary world. Beyond the mythology, the hype, and the mystique around Morrison's untimely death, this book takes readers on a roller-coaster ride, examining the impact the band had on America as the nation veered from decadence to debauchery."We're gonna have a real good time "

About the Author

Hailed as "one of thegreatest non-fiction writers and storytellers," by New York Times bestselling biographer Brian Jay Jones, culturalhistorian Bob Batchelor is a noted expert on contemporary American culture, history, and biography. His books examine modern popular culture icons, events, and issues, from comic books and music to literary figures and history'soutlaws. Bob wrote a concise biographyof Bob Dylan, introducing the iconic music legend to a new generation ofreaders, and edited a collection of fiction and essays inspired by thelegendary Johnny Cash. He has written about MTV, the Grunge movement, and REMfor PopMatters; Aerosmith, Metallica, and the Beatles in Rock Brands; andthe evolution of music history in The1900s, The 1980s, and American Pop. Bob has talked aboutnumerous musicians and musical influences as an on-air or quoted expert ontelevision and in the media, including Dylan, George Michael, Hair Metal, GlamRock, Grunge, and Michael Jackson. Bob has also published bookson Stan Lee, The Great Gatsby, Mad Men, and John Updike, among others. Rookwood: The Rediscovery and Revival of anAmerican Icon, An Illustrated History won the 2021 Independent PublishersBook Award for Fine Art. The BourbonKing: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition's Evil Genius wonthe 2020 Independent Publishers Book Award for Historical Biography. Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel was afinalist for the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction. Bob's books have beentranslated into a dozen languages. His work has appeared or been featured in theNew York Times, Cincinnati Enquirer, LosAngeles Times,, TheGuardian, and Time. Bob is alsothe creator and host of the podcast JohnUpdike: American Writer, American Life. He has appeared as an on-aircommentator for The National Geographic Channel, PBS NewsHour, BBC, PBS, and NPR. Bob hosted "TriState True Crime"on WCPO's Cincy Lifestyle televisionshow. Bob earned a doctorate inAmerican Literature from the University of South Florida. He has taught atuniversities in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, as well as Vienna, Austria.Bob and his wife Suzette live in North Carolina and have two wonderful teenagedaughters.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781949590548
ISBN-10: 1949590542
Publisher: Hamilcar Publications
Publication Date: November 8th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English