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kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Apr 23, 2018 10:42
 

 h8rhater wrote:

I dont (sic) care how many hundreds of thousands of times i (sic) hear these whiners - they still suck. 

 
{#Clap}
Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Mar 11, 2018 8:14
 

To me 7 - Quite Likeable   but I still use PSD
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Aug 01, 2017 17:18
 

Ain't a thing wrong with this track except maybe not hearing it anywhere often enough. 
justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Aug 02, 2016 6:20
 

 sergeant_x wrote:
It's a decent song. But time has not been kind to that organ solo.

 
The organ solo will still stand straight up when we're all on Viagra.
Baby_M
(a 100+-year old building in downtown Akron, Ohio)
Posted: May 05, 2016 7:47
 

There's an interesting article by columnist Mark Steyn on the influences behind this song:

. . . the next time The Sound Of Music turns up on TV and Julie Andrews starts going on about bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, remember that there's a direct line between those brown paper packages tied up with strings and wallowing in the mire when our love becomes a funeral pyre. "My Favorite Things" was one of Ray Manzarek's favorite things, and he drew on it for "Light My Fire."
markthecarp
(Ventura, CA)
Posted: Dec 14, 2015 16:12
 

In 1967 I was in Southwestern Community College in Chula Vista, CA.  One of the best profs I ever had used to let us play boom boxes in chem lab.  He knew that the music could help us focus.  Lotsa Doors, Credence and Hendrix.  BTW Jim was in a Navy family and I met his younger brother in Coronado.  I think Jim would have been more interesting as a friend.
kcar
Posted: Jun 01, 2015 21:46
 

 Nerubo wrote:
Since the haters seem to be more vocal, despite the 8.2 rating (as of April Fools 2015), here is some love:

I love a great organ solo, and this song is one of my all time favorites.  It does get played a lot on classic rock stations, and that has ruined some songs for me — but not this one.  

Also, it occurs to me that I live in Colorado, and I have never listened to the Doors while high.  How is that even possible? What have I been doing with my life?  Bucket list addition!

 
I was a bigbig Doors fan as a teenager and I never got high while listening to them. Don't worry about it, Nerubo. 

I always chuckle when Jim first sings "Try to set the night on fye-uh"...He can get his chops around "higher", though. 

I do wish the Doors had stuck around a little longer but I also wonder whether they would have lost their cool after a few more years... 
h8rhater
(Couldn't care less why you h8 this song)
Posted: Apr 01, 2015 9:34
 

 gjr wrote:
i dont care how many hundreds of thousands of times i hear this song - it still sucks.  and it HASN'T gotten better with age.....please, bill, leave this song on the"corporate classic rock" stations where it belongs.... whats next?  stairway to heaven?

 
I dont (sic) care how many hundreds of thousands of times i (sic) hear these whiners - they still suck. 
max_p
Posted: Apr 01, 2015 9:27
 

 kingart wrote:

What he said. This is one of the greatest. Timeless. And it is one of the theme tracks for some of my fondest and most indelible memories. The summer of 1967 was my season in suburban paradise. 
 

 
yes, you had to be there. we were all a bit foolish
Nerubo
(Denver, CO)
Posted: Apr 01, 2015 9:24
 

Since the haters seem to be more vocal, despite the 8.2 rating (as of April Fools 2015), here is some love:

I love a great organ solo, and this song is one of my all time favorites.  It does get played a lot on classic rock stations, and that has ruined some songs for me — but not this one.  

Also, it occurs to me that I live in Colorado, and I have never listened to the Doors while high.  How is that even possible? What have I been doing with my life?  Bucket list addition!


kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Apr 01, 2015 9:22
 

 Fotay wrote:
I don't care how many thousands of times I hear this song.  I LOVE IT.  Thanks Bill.  

 
 
What he said. This is one of the greatest. Timeless. And it is one of the theme tracks for some of my fondest and most indelible memories. The summer of 1967 was my season in suburban paradise. 
 
Bobert_ParkCity
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
Posted: Apr 01, 2015 9:21
 

The organ's the thing here.  
sergeant_x
(Havertown, PA)
Posted: Dec 04, 2013 18:29
 

It's a decent song. But time has not been kind to that organ solo.
Fotay
Posted: Oct 02, 2013 19:48
 

PS. - play Stairway to Heaven.  
Fotay
Posted: Oct 02, 2013 19:47
 

I don't care how many thousands of times I hear this song.  I LOVE IT.  Thanks Bill.  







 
Chingachgook
Posted: Aug 01, 2013 6:46
 

 WonderLizard wrote:
RIP, Ray Manzarek. And he played the bass on one keyboard while playing that incredible, signature organ on another.

 
He did indeed. And didn't you just love those rimless octagonal glasses?
gjr
(boston, ma)
Posted: Aug 01, 2013 6:41
 

i dont care how many hundreds of thousands of times i hear this song - it still sucks.  and it HASN'T gotten better with age.....please, bill, leave this song on the"corporate classic rock" stations where it belongs.... whats next?  stairway to heaven?
Chingachgook
Posted: Aug 01, 2013 6:41
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:

Wow, I wasn't aware 'til I saw your post. A key player in one of the all-time great bands (haters be damned).
Of course he plays a big part in this song and I always loved his piano solo on Riders on the Storm.

 
The band members all went away having decided they'd all have a go at writing, and Robbie Krieger came back with this. Simplicity and pure inspired genius.
unclehud
(Hallelujah! Back in the ATL suburbs!)
Posted: Aug 01, 2013 6:40
 

Recalibrated my little world.  Still rocks on a level that requires sunglasses in public.
Bridieboo
(Halifax, NS)
Posted: Jun 30, 2013 10:20
 

That organ grates on my nerves.  Yuck.  IMO The Doors were highly over-rated.