The Doors' Ray Manzarek tells, and plays, the history of "Riders on the Storm"


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/03/29/the-doors-ray-manzarek-tells.html


#2

Far out, Ray. Far out.
(thanks for that!)


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“Riders On The Storm”

Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house we’re born
Into this world we’re thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out on loan
Riders on the storm

There’s a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin’ like a toad
Take a long holiday
Let your children play
If you give this man a ride
Sweet family will die
Killer on the road, yeah

Girl, you gotta love your man
Girl, you gotta love your man
Take him by the hand
Make him understand
The world on you depends
Our life will never end
Gotta love your man, yeah

Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house we’re born
Into this world we’re thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out on loan.
Riders on the storm

Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm

The Doors
Jim Morrison


#4

One of my favorite songs!


#5

What is with that shirt? I thought it was a grey sweater over a blue and white striped shirt (all over another dark blue shirt), but the grey is the same garment as the blue & white stripes (as seen at the shoulder seam). I… I… I’m just so confused…


#6

I’ve never seen him interviewed before. I like him.


#7

Brilliant bit of musical history and lore.

I love hearing how such enduring classics like this came to be and what went in to them.

I miss the days when music was music and not just a bunch of samples and autotuned people who cannot sing or play.


#8

And, I never would have guessed that “Riders on the Storm” was based in “Ghost Riders in the Sky.” Who knew?


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Me! I first heard both of those songs on the radio back in the surreal days of childhood when my brain was still super-flexible and I had a hell of a time trying to keep them distinct in my mind if I wasn’t actively listening to one or the other. Even the names blended together — “Ghost Riders on the Storm”


#10

You’re better than I am. I can’t get the two to fit together.


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