If this isn’t the best Doors song, it’s probably the one that’s the most them, both awesome and terrible. I think the best moment in the Doors canon might be the breakdown that starts at 1:18, a funky bass line that’s soon joined by a harmonious organ part, quickly built up until the band smashes through into a tight groove led by a high-neck guitar solo. Then 30 seconds later the band basically stops and Morrison goes off about “eggshell minds.” Heh.
To say that The Doors “were” Ray Manzarek is as misguided as saying that they “were” Morrison. They were a true ensemble. Morrison is overrated and the other three are underrated, but the best songs feature the best of all four of them.
Probably one of the worst, most misguided articles I’ve ever read about The Doors. Have you even listened to this band?
@Joe no, are they good?
People under 60 really can’t appreciate them, obviously.
henry stewart – by cirtue of the song choices you chose, you clearly have no idea about what your talking about when it comes to the doors. It was the duo of Morrison and Manzarek that really set that band apart from their contemporaries.
i suspect that you wrote this article purely because the editor said that the L mag needed an article asap on manzarek to capitalize to his death. it’s one thing to write an article about manzarek or the doors in memory of him and discussing his career, but instead you go on this hipster rant about how apparently “everyone” knows how uncool/unhip/non-trendy th doors are/were.
your writing makes you sound completely ignorant and arrogant, two character traits of an ohio transplant hipster douchebag who moved to nyc after college to re-invent themself as a fauxhemian “creative” type. its obnoxious “too-cool” poser transplants like you give nyc a bad name.
fyi – im not even a big doors fan, but know enough of their music to know that your selections make you come off as an extremely uninformed (while being pretentious.
please move back to ohio