Amazon.com is offering The Doors’ “Roadhouse Blues” (Live in Philadelphia 1970) for free today.
“Roadhouse Blues,” of course, has one of those classic, recognizable blues riffs. The organ is gritty and Jim Morrison’s voice sounds like it’s in pretty good shape.
I don’t know what it is about The Doors. I think they are a band of phases, as in most American teenage boys go through a “Door” phase. Some girls also go through a “Jim Morrison” phase … right about the time they recognize that bad boys are “more fun” and “mysterious” (I’m not bitter).
Morrison, of course, is one of the most complex cultural icons and is a symbol of the death and excesses of the late 1960s, early 1970s. But …
But … what if he really wasn’t that complex? What if he was just a figment of good public relations and better press? What if he was just a jerk who said nonsensical things?
Oh … yeah … nothing would be different.
Anyway, it’s a great song. And, even better, it’s free. It’s classic rock, back when that meant something.