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- Echoes73 - 03-02-2006 05:07 PM
i think they are awesome their sound was different from what commercial rock was at that time and sounded much more evolved. i love how jim morrison wasnt afraid to express himself during a performance even if it ment jail time. my fav story is when he wipped out his wedding tackle during one of his shows, the fact that all those people were shocked and angered about it is total sh*t though. for one they were part of the 60s generation which was all about sex and plus music was evolving into somthing more than just something you listen to. i guess that could have been considered the first shock rock show :D
- Funky Dung - 03-03-2006 09:00 AM
I only have their first 2 albums but I really like both of them. They're one of my favorites!
- Space Cadet - 03-03-2006 09:22 AM
I have a great deal of respect for Jim Morrison, but not for the reasons that made him famous. That said, I have seven of The Doors' albums, my favorite being An American Prayer.
- Echoes73 - 03-03-2006 12:14 PM
ive been reading books about jim and it sounds like he wasnt sober a day of his life after about 10th or 11th grade during his high school years
- ImTheFloor - 03-03-2006 01:28 PM
I went to the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC during the summer.
And upon laying eyes on them, their heavenly glow radiating softly, my own reflection staring back at me...I couldn't contain it.
I got down on my knees and bowed to Jim Morrison's infamous leather pants.
I only have 2 Doors albums, but I love them both.
- Radio Slaver - 03-04-2006 11:57 AM
I've got Morrison Hotel, Greatest Hits and Live In Cobo Hall (Bootlegged version). Its great stuff man, the Doors were awesome
- sea green queen - 03-04-2006 08:54 PM
I have the first 4 LP's when they came out, The Crystal Ship, End Of The Night, The Alabama Song, Strange Days & Horse Latitudes are my favorite songs.
- AndersonCouncill - 03-04-2006 10:30 PM
They are my third favorite band!
- Sadie - 03-04-2006 10:42 PM
Echoes73 Wrote:ive been reading books about jim and it sounds like he wasnt sober a day of his life after about 10th or 11th grade during his high school yearsThat's really not true. There was so much more to him than that. Yeah, he did have his issues with alchoholism, but he was by no means the caricature portrayed in that awful Doors movie. Maybe you have the wrong book. Also, the incident in Miami, according to Jim and the other Doors members, didn't happen. He was simulating masterbation and some uptight audience members couldn't handle it. Just because it was the sixties, doesn't mean that eveyone was accepting of all that. There were still a lot of people that were very shetltered. It was all still very new back then. It's not like now where everyone is desensitized to the point of being apathetic about anything that goes on no matter how tasteless.
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- rolanddoe - 03-04-2006 10:54 PM
Morrison was a great lyricist and singer. But the Doors were a band, a damn good one. There's so much more to it than the Jim legend. When I listen to them I hear four guys performing, not one.
- Sadie - 03-04-2006 10:58 PM
I'm sure the other three would agree with you, but it was Jim's voice and personality that really sold the band. (and face) Not to mention a whole lot of the lyrics.They were never really successful without him.
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- Woof Oink Baaa - 03-04-2006 11:41 PM
Never heard of 'em.
- rolanddoe - 03-04-2006 11:41 PM
Yes that's true. But you're also talking about three very original and influential players who were silenced abruptly by the practical consequences of Morrison's demise. If the Doors' fanbase had been willing and able to accept a talented newcomer in the mix then they certainly could have continued with a respectable measure of success. Instead they decided to sidestep the whole Jim replacement issue and use their own voices on the subsequent albums. Manzarek and Krieger were both competent backup vocalists and Manzarek was a passable 2nd lead singer. In other words they chose to weaken the band substantially rather than chance the outrage of their fans' reaction to the travesty of attempting to replace the legend. This had the effect of drawing attention away from the remaining strengths of the band, which had not died with Morrison: the musical part of the songwriting and instrumental originality. The Doors originally entered the pop consciousness via the huge hit Light My Fire which was entirely written by Robbie Krieger and mainly propelled by long instrumental passages into our eagerly awaiting 60's psyches. This was the very first single that I can remember that was so popular that AM stations actually began playing the unedited album version, which was twice as long. I will always remember the Doors as a band of four. Writers who have chosen to redefine them as a one man show will never succeed in altering that perception.
- High Mesa Floyd - 03-04-2006 11:51 PM
'The Crystal Ship' is one of the all time most beautiful songs.
- Cirrus Minor - 03-05-2006 05:03 PM
LA Woman's a rock classic.
But if I never hear Light My Fire again It'll be no great burden.
- Radio Slaver - 03-05-2006 05:08 PM
Light My Fire Live is even better.
- DeltaOfVenus - 03-22-2006 07:10 PM
The Doors are my favorite of all time! One of the most creative bands ever. Morrison had it going on!
- palmbayguitarist11 - 03-24-2006 10:04 PM
read "Riders On The Storm" if you like the Doors
written by their drummer, John Densmore
- Eclipse73 - 03-24-2006 11:45 PM
The Doors-surely one of the greatest band ever seen!Morrison's clever lyrics and masterful musicianship of Manzarek,Densmore and Krieger mada a powerful combination.In the sunny,poppy world of 60s,with zillions of bands singing about girls and cars,they(together with Dylan and later Floyd and other prog rock bands) made a significant breaktrough,and showed the world that rock music can be deadly serious and deadly artistic.Not to mention the lyrics,Morrison is probably one of the best late 20th century american poets.And as for the rest,we all know what Manzarek and Krieger did for rock,especially Ray,whos organ playing was inspiration for many musicians.John was not so original or inovative,but he was very important for the bans,without him The Doors wouldn't have been the same.
- rolanddoe - 03-25-2006 12:13 AM
I'm sorry to have to contradict you again, Eclipse, but I was 15 when this was happening and Densmore was one of the most innovative drummers of the day. Drummers that infused jazz influences into the rock mix were rare in the late 60's but they would soon become very prevalent. I won't claim that Densmore's playing foreshadowed the fusion genre, that would be silly. Still he had an individually inspired style rooted in jazz that contributed to the band's unique sound.
- Eclipse73 - 03-25-2006 08:10 AM
Similar to my opinion.I just have feeling that Doors fans are overrating his originality a bit.
- ilivebehindthewall - 03-25-2006 12:04 PM
I'm doing a biography project for school in which i have to pick someone, learn about them, then dress up and act like them. I picked Jim Morrison, so it should be fun. :D
- ImTheFloor - 03-25-2006 12:27 PM
ilivebehindthewall Wrote:I'm doing a biography project for school in which i have to pick someone, learn about them, then dress up and act like them. I picked Jim Morrison, so it should be fun. :DBe sure to wear leather pants and no shirt :;):
- floydianyid - 03-25-2006 05:52 PM
jim is a ............................. you know man dingo.........
- floydianyid - 03-25-2006 06:01 PM
get ****** man get ****** , mooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooo , out burst is a furry rabbitttttt goooooodnight amigo'ssssssss
- Sadie - 03-25-2006 06:32 PM
ilivebehindthewall Wrote:I'm doing a biography project for school in which i have to pick someone, learn about them, then dress up and act like them. I picked Jim Morrison, so it should be fun. :DSounds like a fun project. You should wear a white shirt and leather pants with that cool belt. Like this:
But don't act all drunk and stupid, because that would be a cop out.
Here's some Jim quotes. You sould use some.
- Components-A - 03-26-2006 12:09 PM
The doors are good, Morrisons voice is great, I need to buy more of their albums though, I only have the first one :music:
- Funky Dung - 03-26-2006 05:28 PM
Components-A Wrote:The doors are good, Morrisons voice is great, I need to buy more of their albums though, I only have the first one :music:If you only own the debut, IMO you should definitely buy their 2nd album of 1967 "Strange Days" next. I like it much better than the debut.
- DeltaOfVenus - 03-26-2006 05:39 PM
Components-A Wrote:The doors are good, Morrisons voice is great, I need to buy more of their albums though, I only have the first one :music:Then after the second, you will have to buy the third, the fourth, etc...Really, you are missing a lot of great music! Don't deprive yourself another second longer! Hurry, now, take thee to the nearest music store!
- DeltaOfVenus - 03-26-2006 07:42 PM
Echoes73 Wrote:my fav story is when he wipped out his wedding tackle during one of his shows,I'm almost sorry I missed it...All kidding aside, I think it was just a mass hallucination.
RE: The Doors - love em... you? - OlgaHH - 11-24-2008 08:50 AM
I love The Doors. I'm not fan but I suppose I will. I'll tell you about my impressions from their concert at the Hollywood Bowl '1968.
But I wonder what fan sites with forums about The Doors exist.
RE: The Doors - love em... you? - spinstergirl - 11-24-2008 06:48 PM
I still have my Doors live album from the 70's, clasic. I don't enjoy a lot of the videos around. It's hard to watch Jim drunk & stoned out of his mind tring to perform. I don't think he knew were he was half the time.
RE: The Doors - love em... you? - Wings on the Pig - 11-25-2008 08:33 AM
I have heard some Doors and really like it. Which album should I start with?
RE: The Doors - love em... you? - floydfan716 - 11-25-2008 09:08 AM
Wings on the Pig Wrote:I have heard some Doors and really like it. Which album should I start with?
i have the doors, L.A. woman, and waiting for the sun. all three are great. any of those would be good to start with
RE: The Doors - love em... you? - Wings on the Pig - 11-25-2008 09:40 AM
O. K. Thanks.
RE: The Doors - love em... you? - pinklit - 11-25-2008 10:30 AM
The Doors are so awesome. I took a road trip to WV this weekend and had mostly DOORS discs. Strange Days is fine, but Their first and LAWoman are much better. All their albums have unique flavors. I love Ameriican Prayer and Soft Parade. Never got into post JDM DOORS, though.
I did see 21st Century DOORS in Connecticut with Ian Astbury. It was cool to see Robbie and Ray perform, but it's not the same without JDM.
I love JDM's poetry. He was so talented and thankfully his poetry inspired me to nourish the poet inside myself, and soon I will be a published poet. Thanks to JDM, or my poet inside would have died of thirst.
I <3 The Doors.
RE: The Doors - love em... you? - bklynFLOYDgirl - 11-26-2008 09:54 AM
Not really a big fan, of course Floyd goes first on my list, then Zeppelin, somewhere under that they are. I have their greatest hits cd. But I can take them or leave them.
D from bklyn
RE: The Doors - love em... you? - I Am Lono - 11-27-2008 09:40 AM
Yeah, The Doors are pretty cool. I need to dig out some of those old cds and give them a spin again. Got 'em all. 'LA Woman will always be my favorite of their's. "Riders" is such a powerful song. I like the post-Morrison material too....I don't think it was given enough of a fair shake. You miss Jim, but the music they were doing was strong as ever, imo.
RE: The Doors - love em... you? - Nicks Boogie - 11-28-2008 05:28 PM
Man I would have to say I love the doors they were all I listened to in 5th grade summer and somewhat 6th grade but 6th grade is when i really got into the Floyd but ya i love them!
I always had kinda a crush on Ray Manzarek he's the best.
RE: The Doors - love em... you? - Philintheflesh - 11-30-2008 05:26 AM
RE: The Doors - love em... you? - FlashTheReadiesWotsUhTheDeal - 10-27-2009 08:15 PM
Love Em'. They're like the first band I heard that got me into listening to other stuff too.
RE: The Doors - love em... you? - azimuth - 10-28-2009 01:38 PM
gotta be in the mood for em. My favorite song Is The Soft Parade, BTW.
RE: The Doors - love em... you? - Lady Floydian - 10-28-2009 03:19 PM
I like the Doors, yeah. I have a greatest hits album by them, both on CD and on vinyl and I listen to it every now and again. I can't say I love the totality of their catalog, but they definitely did a few songs I really like.
RE: The Doors - love em... you? - pinklit - 10-28-2009 05:19 PM
no one can scream like JDM, except for Joerusso.com and or http://www.thesoftparade.com