Editors’ Notes Roadhouse is a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll. It’s what you might’ve expected to hear on the jukebox or up on a stage wrapped in chicken wire if you were to pull into a dusty Texas highway bar in the ‘60s. It’s a sound that provided a workingman’s alternative to clean-cut radio polish, a genre that combines the good-time spirit of outlaw country (think Willie and Waylon) with greasy classic-rock power riffs and the timeless grit and easy gait of the blues. Lyrics often focus on hard drinking, hard living, hard loving, and, well, the roadhouses themselves, where the music provided a respite from a lot of that other stuff. Unsurprisingly, all of these qualities make Houston guitar-slingers ZZ Top a high watermark of the sound, and the genre has influenced the vibe of modern artists like Sturgill Simpson and The White Stripes.

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ALBUM
Back In Black
4:16
 
30 Days In the Hole
3:57
 
Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo
3:45
 
La Grange
3:52
 
Born to Be Wild
3:30
 
Roadhouse Blues
4:04
 
Whiskey River (Live at Harrah's Casino, Lake Tahoe, NV - April 1978)
3:39
 
The Road Goes On Forever
5:05
 
If That Ain't Country
4:50
 
All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight
2:58
 
Georgia On a Fast Train
3:13
 
Honky Tonk Night Time Man
4:05
 
5:18
 
5:18
 
Battleship Chains
2:57
 
Hot Rod (Live At Paramount Theater, Portland, 12/1/1972) [Remastered]
3:21
 
4:56
 
Boom Boom
2:40
 
4:35
 
Hustled Down In Texas
3:30
 
Broke Down on the Brazos
6:18
 
6:31
 
(Ghost) Riders In the Sky
5:51
 
When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky
4:53
 
Under the Falling Sky (Remastered Version)
3:45
 
Move Over
3:42
 
Don't Misunderstand Me
3:56
 
Sweet Home Alabama
4:43
 
2:21
 
Fire on the Mountain
3:56
 
Arrested for Driving While Blind
3:07
 
Hair of the Dog
4:09
 
Highway to Hell
3:28
 
Ace of Spades
2:47
 
The Lumberjack
3:32
 
Flirtin' With Disaster
4:59
 
The Legend of Wooley Swamp
4:15
 
Juke Joint Jump
5:31
 
Put the O Back In Country
3:24
 
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way (Remastered)
2:58
 
Black Sheep
2:57
 
I'm Shakin'
2:21
 
Guitars, Cadillacs
3:02
 
Comal County Blue
4:01
 
3:11
 
Now That's Country
3:21
 
Bloody Mary Morning
2:49
 
Chicken Bill
2:31
 
2:26
 
There Goes My Heart
3:17
 
Dixie Chicken
3:56
 
That's What I Like 'Bout the South
2:38
 
Too Much of Nothin
3:28
 
Shotgun Boogie
3:07
 
Hot Rod Lincoln
2:44
 
Too Much Trouble
2:05
 
Mustang Sally
3:07
 
Everytime I Roll the Dice
4:27
 
I'm Easy
3:04
 
These Arms of Mine
2:34
 
Paying the Cost To Be the Boss
2:34
 
Rock Awhile
2:40
 
Highway 61 Revisited
5:03
 
5:20
 
Banks of the Deep End
5:56
 
3:03
 
Thing Called Love
3:52
 
Crazy Dream
4:47
 
Who You Gonna Hoodoo Now?
4:28
 
(Hey Baby) Qué Pasó
2:58
 
Dealer's Blues
2:59
 
24 Hours at a Time
5:03
 
5:10
 
You Got That Right
3:48
 
Jack Daniel's, If You Please
3:17
 
Busted In Baylor County
3:52
 
Hell Yeah
4:49
 
Trashy Women
3:14
 
Pee Wee's Place
3:28
 
Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time
2:57
 
Sick, Sober and Sorry
2:32
 
This Big City
3:20
 
Tall Walkin' Texas Trash
3:57
 
Bubbles in My Beer
4:45
 
No Good Lover (feat. Ann McCrary)
4:58
 
One Man World
2:29
 
Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand
3:00
 
Life of Sin
2:26
 
Broken Halos
3:00
 
They Caught the Devil and Put Him In Jail In Eudora, Arkansas
3:50
 
Who Were You Thinkin' Of?
2:28
 
Sailin' Shoes
2:51
 
The Loner (Live)
5:32
 
Heard It On the X
2:28
 
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
3:54
 
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
3:52
 

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