Coming November 8!
From the author of the definitive biographies of Stan Lee and bootleg king George Remus comes an exciting, eminently entertaining account of America’s favorite rock band – the Doors – and the end of a tumultuous era in American history writ large.
Shrouded in mystery, pop culture history, 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 rock fans, the Doors become more popular and transcendent, yet the band’s full significance is buried underneath layers of mythology and folklore.
Called “one of the greatest narrative nonfiction writers and storytellers,” award-winning cultural historian Bob Batchelor presents Roadhouse Blues: Morrison, the Doors, and Death Days of the Sixties, an enthralling, 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’s fresh perspective combines cultural history, musical and lyrical analysis, and a broad stroke of pop culture mythos, offering a fresh perspective on a vital moment in the contemporary world.
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 rollercoaster ride, examining the impact the band had on America as the nation leered from decadence to debauchery.
“We’re gonna have a real good time!”