What The Hell Is Going On

Album: Gettin' My Groove Back (2005)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a deeply personal song for Bishop, who is popular Blues musician known for his energetic live performances. Says Bishop: "It was written after the murder of my daughter. She disappeared, and for a couple of weeks - it was a really terrible experience - nobody knew where she was, kind of suspected the worst but didn't really know. And then I picked up a newspaper on the street one day out of a box, and I read that she had been found cut up in pieces."

    I think that's what blues is all about, is recycling bad feelings. It was invented by people who lived in impossible circumstances, and it was part of their way of dealing with it." (Check out our interview with Elvin Bishop.)

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