Well cool. A great find!
Cocktail music is cool
I guess some will say they’re great
Jim’s insipid lazy rhymes I just hate
It’s fashionable to mock The Doors these days but I loved their music, saw them live twice, and hated Oliver Stone’s terrible movie about them almost as much as Stone hated The Doors.
It is missing that signature keyboard cascade that really defines the song for me.
Maybe it’s because practicing that very bit is what got me a spot in a band in 1979!
Got you squirmin like a toad, eh?
Very nice alternate play, the vocals were in good form, as Jim got towards the end his voice was getting ragged out.
Mayhap you should have found
another article on which your wisdom to expound
Yeah, 'boros ‘n’ whiskey’ll have that effect.
ETA: A box set of remasters were released for the 40th anniversary of their first LP, and they’re also well cool. I found the Japanese edition. Some of the quieter tracks are brought closer to the fore - some vocal, some instrumental - and it makes listening to them very interesting indeed. The discs also have other cool alt takes & demos, much better than the usual reissue demo fare.
It’s also missing Morrison’s whispered overdub, which was the last thing he ever recorded.
It pays to keep all that ancient equipment running. Don’t throw out the reel-to-reel.
I always forget how much I like this song, any and all versions of it, from The Doors to Lorne Greene. I suppose Pat Boone could have fucked it up, but it’s a great song all around.
Under rated crooner. Really smoooooooth.
I used to always put on Siouxsie Sioux records on 33, she was a Morrison fan and when you slow her down she sounds really like him.
One of my favourites was I found a 12" of Right Now by the Creatures in a charity shop in the 90s. It’s an old Mel Tormé song and slow it down it sounds like Morrison could have done a stint in Vegas like Fat Elvis. Except better.
Also, put on the b side of Dear Prudence (Tattoo) on 33. I knew Tricky had been playing those records slowed down already before he did a cover of it.
I was in college watching a local cover band (who were pretty damn good) and in the middle of a different song, which I simply cannot remember right now, the keyboardist played that cascade. I was right in front of him and mouthed “The Doors?”. He just smiled and kept on playing. A small moment, but something that has stuck in my head over the years.
I thought you said The Killers covered The Doors’ “Rider’s On The Storm”
This is much less interesting.
Yeah - not ashamed to say I took that major-scaled version and then swingified it just to see… and it was kind of cool in a rather wrong way.
Sadly, the swingify site is now defunct. Someone should bring it back.
Still, I have that Riders on the Storm version filed away for posterity.
ETA Swingify seems to still be there - wouldn’t load on Brave but did eventually load on Safari. I recommend Swingifying Riders on the Storm major-scaled.
Hate is a strong word… I’m finding the mix of dumb poetry and casual misogyny grinds my gears.
“Girl you gotta love your man” has always sticked in my craw.