DOWN THE ROAD APIECE

Live 20 Oct 1995 version


Well there's a place where you can get your kicks
It's open every night about twelve to six
If you wanna hear some boogie you can get your fill
Shoot right by through you like an old steam drill
Come on along you can lose your lease
Down the road, down the road, down the road apiece

Now if you wanna hear some boogie like I'm gonna play
It's old, an old piano and a knockout bass
The drummer is a boy they named Charlie McCoy
You ought to see that rubber-legged boy
Mama cooking chicken fried in bacon grease
Down the road, down the road, down the road apiece

Well there's a place where you can get your kicks
It's open every night about twelve to six
If you wanna hear some boogie you can get your fill
Shoot right by through you like an old steam drill
Mama cooking chicken fried in bacon grease
Down the road, down the road, down the road apiece

Down the road
Down the road
Down the road
Down the road
Mama cooking chicken fried in bacon grease
Down the road, down the road, down the road apiece

(Road)
Down the road
(Down the road)
(Down the road)
(Mama cooking chicken fried in bacon grease)
Down the road, down the road, down the road, down it

Down the road
Down the road
Mama cooking chicken fried in bacon grease
(Down the road, down the road, down the road apiece)
Down the road
Down the road
Down the road
Down the road
Mama cooking chicken fried in bacon grease
Down the road
Down the road
Down the road
Down the road
Yeah, your mama cooking chicken fried in bacon grease
Down the road, down the road, down the road apiece


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 20 Oct 1995 performance of DOWN THE ROAD APIECE at Nick's Fat City in Pittsburgh, PA, during Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers' October Assault Tour. Bruce Springsteen plays guitar and sings lead vocals on this song.

October Assault Tour

In October 1995, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers kicked off the release of their American Babylon album with a six-stop tour dubbed the "October Assault." Introduced as "honorary Houserocker of the week" on the first night, Bruce Springsteen joined the band for the majority of the set on all six dates, playing guitar and sharing vocals with Grushecky. At each show, Springsteen came out for American Babylon's WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR and remained on stage for the remainder of the set. The fourth date of the mini-tour (20 Oct 1995 in Pittsburgh, PA) was broadcast on radio. Eight songs from the fourth date and two songs from the fifth date (21 Oct 1995 in Pittsburgh, PA) were officially released.

Official Releases

This live 20 Oct 1995 version of DOWN THE ROAD APIECE appears on one official release.

Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers -- Down the Road Apiece - Live
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers -- Down the Road Apiece - Live

CD - Schoolhouse Records (SHR0009-2) - Honk Kong, 1999

Album is manufactured in Honk Kong for the USA market. Eight of the album's 13 tracks are live recordings from the 20 and 21 Oct 1995 October Assault Tour shows, including three songs (recorded on 21 Oct 1995) on which Bruce Springsteen appears: TALKING TO THE KING, PUMPING IRON, and DOWN THE ROAD APIECE.

Credits / References

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for transcribing these lyrics.

Info about the October Assault Tour is taken from Backstreets magazine issue #50/51.

Available Versions

List of available versions of DOWN THE ROAD APIECE on this website:

DOWN THE ROAD APIECE [Live Feb 1972 version]
DOWN THE ROAD APIECE [Live 20 Oct 1995 version]
DOWN THE ROAD APIECE [Original Will Bradley Trio version]

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