The Doors Don't Suck

05/21/2013 11:05 AM |

Love Me Two Times
I’d give the Doors credit for being one of the few white-boy bands who can play a blues and not totally blow it, and that’s because of their high level of musicianship, which is not just technically proficient but clever and full of feeling. Listen to Manzarek’s harpsichord solo that starts around 1:25: it’s a seemingly effortless piece of tricky rhythmic counterpoint, dancing around the beat, but more to the point who the heck plays a badass harpsichord solo over a blues?

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  • 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