Glad to see my opinion of the Doors and Morrison is validated by at least one of their contemporaries. IMO the only thing Morrison was good at was convincing rubes that he was some sort of good singer or mystical figure.
it's probably more played into the ground than any CSN song, but i'll take any CSN (And I don't think I even own one album at this point) over the best doors tune.I suspect a lot of haters on Jim are from his values, not his voice.For me, yanking on the Doors is like yanking on the Beatles. Here is what I don't care for of the Doors, Light my Fire. Why? Hard to love a song played 10 billion times for every occasion. But that right there tells you, folks really like them. And I wonder if it is more popular than any CSN song. BTW, I love early CSN
Hmmmm.....not sure I agree, but the parallels are there...The Doors were the STP of their day.
Good band, good songs, and a show-stealing frontman who couldn't keep his **** together.
I don't love the Doors but Jim must have stolen a few girlfriends, he's been publicly hating on them for years and Jim's been dead since 1971. He's a very bitter guy.Entitled to his opinion, I don't agree with most of them. Not sure what anyone gains by bashing others, but if I was in his shoes, given his medical history, I'd probably not care what anyone else thinks about what I say..
Yes musicians disagree all the time such as we do, that was one of my points. As for bands of that era, again they were inspired by Dylan & the Beatles then they forged their own path. I don't know who of the 60's bands wanted to be Morrison and the Doors though??? You??? Byrds, BS, Burrito Bros, Poco, Loggins & Messina, Manassas, Eagles, Firefall, America... all followed the same path into the early 70's. I like all these bands the Doors include. I may not agree with their out-there actions or statements and... I'm not gonna call any of them POS because of their antics or opinions...I don't know what you may understand but of those people you mentioned I'll bet many of them disagree with David, and thank god none of them tried to be Jim lol but other big names took directly from The Doors and some are in the RRHF.
Yes, in various states of consciousness, David was there. But he loved conspiracy theories and took dislike as to people for both valid and frivolous reasons, in my view. I am suggesting, you can be there and still get the gist of what happened entirely wrong. I idolize Steve Stills and his work but he's the champion of the mis-remembered event or chain of events. Sometimes I wonder if their altered states of mind helped set up the fantastic music they created and in the case of these two, still do create. People who are "better behaved" would be better witnesses. Better to talk to Ritchie Furay and see what he says.i didn't say i agreed w/ the dude, just that he's entitled to his opinion and that he WAS THERE
From what I understand it was all only poetry until his college friend Manzarek told him his writings were the coolest lyrics He'd ever read.Well, Dylan was there already - and, even though I love The Doors, Dylan really owns the title of 'rock's poet'.
I do think that Morrison made poetry (and philosophy, art, cinema, etc.) a little more accessible to a certain generation, but I think his efforts were misplaced: he misread his incredibly innate sense for melody as a talent for poetry. Indeed, his poetry might be seen as a personalised technique to notate musical ideas given his lack of formal musical training: this function came to be filled by the other Doors upon the formation of the group, as they translated Morrison's words and rhythms into music. Dylan's words propel themselves with some kind of irrepressible internal combustion irrespective of accompaniment (i.e. Subterranean Homesick Blues, Gates of Eden), whereas Morrison's ideas needed the sympathetic talents of his fellow band members to find their best expression in music.
It could be that TGP is not a good cross section of people of the Doors era. My recollection was, people were blown away by the whole band and not just Jim; they liked the quality of the songwriting and credited Ray with a lot of the music and Jim executed the vocals and the show business aspect of it. People kept expecting new releases even better than Light My Fire and in time, when that didn't happen they looked for answers and when Jim was always out of his mind, they looked to blame him and when he got arrested, they were disappointed with him for not having his schidt together. Which is not parallel to the Beatles in any real way.I suspect a lot of haters on Jim are from his values, not his voice.For me, yanking on the Doors is like yanking on the Beatles. Here is what I don't care for of the Doors, Light my Fire. Why? Hard to love a song played 10 billion times for every occasion. But that right there tells you, folks really like them. And I wonder if it is more popular than any CSN song. BTW, I love early CSN