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DuranAir
(Duran, New Mexico USA)
Posted: Nov 16, 2017 10:58
 

Love the circus type atmosphere of the keyboards.  Don't trust anyone over 30!  HaHa!!!{#Stop} 
hschlossberg
(Los Angeles)
Posted: Nov 16, 2017 10:57
 

Way overplayed.  I used to love the Doors, and I still like them. But aren't there plenty of Doors songs that RP could play which haven't been so heavily abused by rock and pop stations around the world?!?!
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Feb 14, 2017 20:19
 

 Hannio wrote:
Overrated (adjective):  I don't like it, but plenty of others do and I can't figure why.  But the fault is obviously with them, because my taste is impeccable.
 
{#Roflol}
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Aug 12, 2016 10:58
 

 arieviln wrote:
One of the most overrated bands in history.

I like them, but they're just ok.

 

Overrated (adjective):  I don't like it, but plenty of others do and I can't figure why.  But the fault is obviously with them, because my taste is impeccable.
kcar
Posted: May 08, 2016 21:35
 

 unclehud wrote:

In small town South Carolina, probably the entire Southland, this anthem to drugs and sex was absolute proof that rock and roll was an instrument of the devil.  "What do you THINK it means?  Light My Fire?  On Her Satanic Majesty's Birthday?  Break On Through to the Other Side?  Of course it's evil!"

Lots of us teenagers began questioning everything the Establishment had told us, looked at each other conspiratorially, and started doing 'evil' things to decide the truth for ourselves.  Those who cared to protect their reputations did our experimenting miles down the dirt roads weaving through the piney woods.  (I still prefer my intoxicated time to be outside in the woods and mountains.)

Thank you, WBBQ-FM, for having the guts to play tunes like this despite what it must have done to your advertising revenue. 

 
The DEVIL! Land sakes! 

Wow, and I thought I had it bad growing up in suburban MA. A lot of people in the area were Catholics but I think most people weren't all that devout. 
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Apr 06, 2016 20:01
 

 SchoepTone wrote:
Not a fan of the Doors. Overrated IMO.

 
yep
Fiji5555
(Over The River And Through The Woods)
Posted: May 28, 2015 18:26
 

 Al wrote:
Hi Bill, love this song. But I notice you always (?) play the "Ed Sullivan" version?? Morrison is supposed to sing " She get HIGH", not "She get —". Just sayin.........
 
Yeah what's with THAT?  I don't need hand holding to listen to music, lets hear the original version!
Al
(Ontario, Canada)
Posted: Oct 20, 2014 8:53
 

Hi Bill, love this song. But I notice you always (?) play the "Ed Sullivan" version?? Morrison is supposed to sing " She get HIGH", not "She get --". Just sayin.........
Rockit999
Posted: Jul 18, 2014 15:24
 

Simple yet effective!
ginniet
(Spokane, WA)
Posted: Jul 18, 2014 15:22
 

Takes me back to my high school days, when I didn't appreciate this then.  I do now, though!

{#Clap}


Peter_Bradshaw
(Salisbury)
Posted: Feb 11, 2014 9:53
 

{#Bananapiano}
SchoepTone
(Duke City)
Posted: Jan 10, 2014 11:18
 

Not a fan of the Doors. Overrated IMO.
aspicer
(Chicago, IL)
Posted: Jan 10, 2014 11:13
 

While certainly overplayed at this point (and lost some of it's shine for me) - one still cannot deny it's magnificence then and now!
Rh
Posted: Oct 28, 2013 19:40
 

Makes me want to do large quantities of drugs! Especially 'shrooms.
sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Oct 08, 2013 10:37
 

 oldfart48 wrote:

makes me happy I grew up in L.A. (6-18 )   all the local am late nite guys played this

 

Hey I grew up in South Carolina too and we heard the same music everyone else did including this song.{#Stupid}
Spiderwoman
(US's 2nd largest wheat producing county)
Posted: Sep 28, 2013 9:19
 

 unclehud wrote:

In small town South Carolina, probably the entire Southland, this anthem to drugs and sex was absolute proof that rock and roll was an instrument of the devil.  "What do you THINK it means?  Light My Fire?  On Her Satanic Majesty's Birthday?  Break On Through to the Other Side?  Of course it's evil!"

Lots of us teenagers began questioning everything the Establishment had told us, looked at each other conspiratorially, and started doing 'evil' things to decide the truth for ourselves.  Those who cared to protect their reputations did our experimenting miles down the dirt roads weaving through the piney woods.  (I still prefer my intoxicated time to be outside in the woods and mountains.)

Thank you, WBBQ-FM, for having the guts to play tunes like this despite what it must have done to your advertising revenue. 

 

Dear unclehud,

Thank you for this insight...there are always ground breakers for the next generation, huh.

Take care in those mountains :) 
oldfart48
(boulder creek ca.)
Posted: Sep 07, 2013 2:51
 

 unclehud wrote:

In small town South Carolina, probably the entire Southland, this anthem to drugs and sex was absolute proof that rock and roll was an instrument of the devil.  "What do you THINK it means?  Light My Fire?  On Her Satanic Majesty's Birthday?  Break On Through to the Other Side?  Of course it's evil!"

Lots of us teenagers began questioning everything the Establishment had told us, looked at each other conspiratorially, and started doing 'evil' things to decide the truth for ourselves.  Those who cared to protect their reputations did our experimenting miles down the dirt roads weaving through the piney woods.  (I still prefer my intoxicated time to be outside in the woods and mountains.)

Thank you, WBBQ-FM, for having the guts to play tunes like this despite what it must have done to your advertising revenue. 

 
makes me happy I grew up in L.A. (6-18 )   all the local am late nite guys played this
unclehud
(now 30 feet above the planet in King Abdullah Economic City)
Posted: Aug 06, 2013 3:35
 

 Spiderwoman wrote:
How did people feel when this came out? I wasn't alive. I always wonder. Cause I'm crazy about it. Were people running around pulling their hair out, utterly bowled over?
 
In small town South Carolina, probably the entire Southland, this anthem to drugs and sex was absolute proof that rock and roll was an instrument of the devil.  "What do you THINK it means?  Light My Fire?  On Her Satanic Majesty's Birthday?  Break On Through to the Other Side?  Of course it's evil!"

Lots of us teenagers began questioning everything the Establishment had told us, looked at each other conspiratorially, and started doing 'evil' things to decide the truth for ourselves.  Those who cared to protect their reputations did our experimenting miles down the dirt roads weaving through the piney woods.  (I still prefer my intoxicated time to be outside in the woods and mountains.)

Thank you, WBBQ-FM, for having the guts to play tunes like this despite what it must have done to your advertising revenue. 
Sloggydog
(UK)
Posted: Jul 06, 2013 2:00
 

Yeah baby, Straits, Smiths, Doors - Rock the legends.  I love this station way more than I imagine my neighbours do.  This is awfully loud for Saturday morning 10am.
 
tiggers
Posted: Jul 05, 2013 7:58
 

I will never see what other people see in this band. They just don't do anything for me!
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jun 04, 2013 6:22
 

 Ferox wrote:
Awesome still after 36 years, cannot begin to wonder how this went down in 1966.

   Spiderwoman wrote:
How did people feel when this came out? I wasn't alive. I always wonder. Cause I'm crazy about it. Were people running around pulling their hair out, utterly bowled over?

 


Not that it matters, but this single didn't even crack the Billboard Top 100.  However, their next single from this album ("Light My Fire") went to #1.
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: May 03, 2013 10:49
 


Time flies when we're having fun...  love this song...
 
Spiderwoman
(Lake Chelan, North Central Washington)
Posted: Apr 02, 2013 7:22
 

How did people feel when this came out? I wasn't alive. I always wonder. Cause I'm crazy about it. Were people running around pulling their hair out, utterly bowled over?
DavidS_UK
(Central England, UK)
Posted: Jan 29, 2013 12:48
 

Superb; I don't remember listening 'properly' to it ever before... listen to that Hammond squeal!
In 1993 when I was on an exchange trip to Paris I visited Morrison's grave, just to say I had seen it.
lily34
(GTFO)
Posted: Oct 27, 2012 11:11
 

 Businessgypsy wrote:
Note to self: do not piss lophrequa off.

  


lily34
(GTFO)
Posted: Oct 27, 2012 11:09
 

 Ferox wrote:
Awesome still after 36 years, cannot begin to wonder how this went down in 1966.
  


max_p
Posted: Aug 25, 2012 11:25
 

any classic rock, pop or soul that was a hit on the radio *in it's time*, speaks to that time, as much as it's musicality
Ferox
(Kernow)
Posted: Aug 25, 2012 11:18
 

Awesome still after 36 years, cannot begin to wonder how this went down in 1966.
Easyrider
(Portugal)
Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:25
 

Love it 10++++++++++++
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Jun 29, 2012 9:22
 

 More_Cowbell wrote:
This song is now played on the radio in the un-edited form.  I am surprised that the edited form is played here.
 

Well, does she get high?
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jun 23, 2012 14:42
 

I love it
Easyrider
Posted: Apr 21, 2012 1:31
 

A Solid 10+,rock on boys!
rotten
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 13:10
 

 More_Cowbell wrote:
This song is now played on the radio in the un-edited form.  I am surprised that the edited form is played here.
 
The unedited vocal is interesting, but it's nice to hear the version we all grew up on occasionally.
More_Cowbell
(Northern IL)
Posted: Nov 14, 2011 11:24
 

This song is now played on the radio in the un-edited form.  I am surprised that the edited form is played here.
Proclivities
(Carrboro, NC)
Posted: Sep 12, 2011 10:33
 

 MiloCorp wrote:
Sorry, but I am only able to give a 3 (Ho Hum) rating to music from the 50 something generation. I don't care how famous/infamous they are. Classic rock has done too much to limit peoples musical scope; nothing wrong with it influencing your tastes, let's just move on. JM definitely made a huge impact on music and bands that appreciated their music, let's hear those other bands.
 

 mread wrote:

What the ???

How exactly has it done this?  Do you mean that we would have better music today if only there were no Classic rock, or that because of Classic rock people will not try new music?  Either is absurd.

 

I don't think it's the music itself which could limit people's music scopes, but the media entities (i.e. classic rock stations) which only acknowledge classic rock.  MiloCorp's post implies nothing to the effect that "we would have better music today if only there were no Classic rock" - in fact, the post notes its influence and impact on subsequent music.  Also, whether or not you are aware of it, there are a great many "Classic rock people" who refuse to "try new music".  Personally, I enjoy and listen to music of many eras, but I've had quite enough of this tune.

Baby_M
(a 100+-year old building in downtown Akron, Ohio)
Posted: Sep 12, 2011 9:24
 

If you're not listening closely, it sounds like the second verse starts with: "I found an island in your arms/Poultry in your eyes."
sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Sep 12, 2011 9:22
 

 LizK wrote:

Edith Piaf is buried there too, I believe.  An icon of her own time and place.  Let's give her an emoticon. {#Notworthy}   Does RP ever play Piaf? 


 

I love Edith Piaf, I tried to upload one from her, but got rejected.{#Sad}
obstetricus
Posted: Sep 12, 2011 9:22
 

 mread wrote:

What the ???

How exactly has it done this?  Do you mean that we would have better music today if only there were no Classic rock, or that because of Classic rock people will not try new music?  Either is absurd.
 

 Totally agree. Guess we could blame the blues too since that was a major influence on classic rock...it's all interdependent like the circle of life...(ok...that was over the top)

mread
(Sun Diego)
Posted: Jun 10, 2011 0:17
 

 MiloCorp wrote:
... Classic rock has done too much to limit peoples musical scope ...
 
What the ???

How exactly has it done this?  Do you mean that we would have better music today if only there were no Classic rock, or that because of Classic rock people will not try new music?  Either is absurd.

Businessgypsy
(Deepest, Darkest Florida)
Posted: Apr 07, 2011 18:23
 

lophrequa wrote:
the counting crows of their day
Note to self: do not piss lophrequa off.

ziakut
(A place with air, water and chocolate.)
Posted: Apr 07, 2011 18:18
 

I guess all good things come to an end.
kurtster
(sometimes the statue and sometimes the pigeon)
Posted: Mar 07, 2011 7:31
 

 keller1 wrote:
Maybe you had to be there ...

I was, and in 1967-9 there were very few bigger stars on the planet than Jim Morrison —- a pinup in the teenybopper magazines and to the more serious rock press a poet and cultural icon.

For me it's always about the music, and when you consider Light My Fire, People Are Strange, Touch Me, Roadhouse Blues, LA Woman, Riders on the Storm, The End, When The Music's Over, Five to One, The Unknown Soldier, and this tune, among others, these guys belong in the rock pantheon.

Funny, though —- we have over 5,000 tunes in our IPod and not a single Doors tune, probably because their stuff was and continues to be ubiquitous on regular radio.
 
As one who was there as well, and in the LA area when they were breaking out, the Doors and several other iconic bands of the day were immediately relevant, commenting musically on current events.  The music had immediate relevance that is lost on those who were not there or not yet born.  In the latter case, the music must stand on its own and without the mood that inspired the music, well its just a curiosity that may not inspire any feelings.

The music of the 60's and very early 70's, more than any other period reflect feelings of immediate life and death scenarios.  As we who were there and impacted by the Cold War and Viet Nam die off, I doubt that much of that music will receive any further airplay after we are gone.  A lot of the Beatles, some of the Stones, some of the Who, Kinks, Motown, Elvis, a little Floyd, surf music and pop will be played forever.

But stuff by the Doors, Airplane, Quicksilver Messanger Service, the Dead, Donovan and many others that created music of and for that time will be put on the shelf forever.  Without the people whose emotions these songs captured around, there will be no understanding or desire to hear them any further. All that will be discussed is how simple, raw, out of tune or off key the music or singers were.

treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Mar 07, 2011 6:53
 



Move over Jim, there's a new "Lizard King" in town.
helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Feb 03, 2011 23:26
 

Nice!
LizK
(Houston, Texas)
Posted: Sep 30, 2010 17:52
 

 toolunious wrote:
Awesom! When I visited his grave in Paris 2 weeks ago, 15 people stood there as well. No other grave had this attention :)
 
Edith Piaf is buried there too, I believe.  An icon of her own time and place.  Let's give her an emoticon. {#Notworthy}   Does RP ever play Piaf? 


keller1
(In A Gadda Da Vida, Baby)
Posted: Jul 28, 2010 18:40
 

Maybe you had to be there ...

I was, and in 1967-9 there were very few bigger stars on the planet than Jim Morrison —- a pinup in the teenybopper magazines and to the more serious rock press a poet and cultural icon.

For me it's always about the music, and when you consider Light My Fire, People Are Strange, Touch Me, Roadhouse Blues, LA Woman, Riders on the Storm, The End, When The Music's Over, Five to One, The Unknown Soldier, and this tune, among others, these guys belong in the rock pantheon.

Funny, though —- we have over 5,000 tunes in our IPod and not a single Doors tune, probably because their stuff was and continues to be ubiquitous on regular radio.


bindi
(North Carolina)
Posted: Jul 28, 2010 18:04
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:

Right; they couldn't compete with the superstars of today, like Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson & Clay Aiken . . . please.

 
{#Roflol}

MiloCorp
(Michigan)
Posted: Jun 26, 2010 20:55
 

Sorry, but I am only able to give a 3 (Ho Hum) rating to music from the 50 something generation. I don't care how famous/infamous they are. Classic rock has done too much to limit peoples musical scope; nothing wrong with it influencing your tastes, let's just move on. JM definitely made a huge impact on music and bands that appreciated their music, let's hear those other bands.
Giselle62
(California's Cental Coast)
Posted: Apr 24, 2010 10:42
 

Surprise, surprise—-i like the Doors.
arieviln
(São Paulo, Brazil)
Posted: Apr 08, 2010 5:34
 

One of the most overrated bands in history.

I like them, but they're just ok.