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lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Jan 19, 2018 15:07
 

 coloradojohn wrote:
Ya know, people can diss The Doors, diss Jim, diss Robbie, diss even the amazing Ray Manzarek if they want to but somewhere in each and every Doors song is something they just can't get a handle on...know what I mean?...it's that spark, that thing untamed that scares them, like a lizard trying to get out of its hole deep in their brain...makes 'em wanna put on the brakes, exert some CONTROL, ya know? makes 'em feel suddenly uncomfortable in their own strange skin... I suspect that Jim knew exactly what bugged 'em...and he fed on it, man...and The Doors were propelled because of their willingness to Participate...
ALL HAIL THE ELECTRIC NIGHT!

There's always an extra electron
unless there isn't

and they went to Issa and they asked him
What is the meaning of this life?
and the great prophet replied
Consider this life as a bridge
We must cross to the other side...
When they pressed him for further elucidation, he said
I think that it does not behoove one to stop and attempt to build a house in the middle of it...

DANCE ON FIRE AS IT INTENDS!

 
CoJo, as usual, spits the truth.  PEACE bro!
admascott
Posted: Jan 19, 2018 13:33
 

one of my favorite Doors song!
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Jan 19, 2018 11:48
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Egads! 

I can't believe people dis this song. This is one of the greatest RnR songs ever recorded. 

It's got everything: hooks, bombastic lyrics, three or four different tempos, great guitar and piano. Drumming is great. 

t's has great sexual innuendos and a simulated orgasm by the Lizard King.  

 
Here here!!  I 100% agree; this is a GREAT rock song.  And to top it off, it has the amazing anagram "Mr. Mojo Risin" = "Jim Morrison"

This album is almost my favorite Doors' album; it's pretty nearly a tie with their debut.  What's amazing to consider about how this album came together are all the things going on with the band (i.e. Jim's legal issues due to his antics, and the ever present question "will Jim be sober enough today?") - oh and then their longtime producer (Paul Rothchild) took a big disliking to the first hearing of the songs (I believe "Love Her Madly" was what drove him away) so the band decided to co-produce with Bruce Botnick.  Record it in the studio?  Hell No, they decided to use their own rehearsal space, which resulted in the raw, live sound reminiscent of their debut.

And the absolute best part was that recording was done in 6 days spread between December 1970 and January 1971.  Mixing took another week, from an 8-track recorder nonetheless.  yeah....I think it's obvious that I LOVE this album.  Even the throwaway song (Hyacinth House) I find to be excellent (although that's probably because it became one of my "I'm breaking up with her soon" songs. 

Long Live RP and the Lizard King!  And RIP to Pam and Ray too. 


Jdingman
(Santa Ynez, CA)
Posted: Jan 19, 2018 10:52
 

Great mix from She Sells Sanctuary
dingleberry
(NZ)
Posted: Nov 21, 2017 13:40
 

There are also plenty of bands that had somebody die and it didn't propel them into fame and airplay. The ones that stuck - you know the list - generally deserve it.
 

stunix wrote:
It's all pretty subjective to ones taste, but I doubt the doors would have been quite so worshiped and revered if Jim Morrison had not died when he did.   There are plenty of talented bands have worked hard and got nowhere because they didn't do the whole sex, drugs and rock n roll thing.   a firm 5.

 


idiot_wind
Posted: Nov 21, 2017 13:36
 

Egads! 

I can't believe people dis this song. This is one of the greatest RnR songs ever recorded. 

It's got everything: hooks, bombastic lyrics, three or four different tempos, great guitar and piano. Drumming is great. 

t's has great sexual innuendos and a simulated orgasm by the Lizard King.  
Andres-7
(Tigre, Argentina)
Posted: Oct 26, 2017 7:59
 

A solid 9. The Billy Idol version have 10.
sfyi2001
(Seattle)
Posted: Oct 22, 2017 9:01
 


lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Jul 26, 2017 13:50
 

11
idiot_wind
Posted: Jul 26, 2017 13:06
 

Uh oh...the nasty song. 
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Jun 21, 2017 20:04
 

 coloradojohn wrote:
Ya know, people can diss The Doors, diss Jim, diss Robbie, diss even the amazing Ray Manzarek if they want to but somewhere in each and every Doors song is something they just can't get a handle on...know what I mean?...it's that spark, that thing untamed that scares them, like a lizard trying to get out of its hole deep in their brain...makes 'em wanna put on the brakes, exert some CONTROL, ya know? makes 'em feel suddenly uncomfortable in their own strange skin... I suspect that Jim knew exactly what bugged 'em...and he fed on it, man...and The Doors were propelled because of their willingness to Participate...
ALL HAIL THE ELECTRIC NIGHT!

There's always an extra electron
unless there isn't

and they went to Issa and they asked him
What is the meaning of this life?
and the great prophet replied
Consider this life as a bridge
We must cross to the other side...
When they pressed him for further elucidation, he said
I think that it does not behoove one to stop and attempt to build a house in the middle of it...

DANCE ON FIRE AS IT INTENDS!

 

The life of St. Issa is ...............interesting.
stunix
(You have to rate the bad ones to make the good ones you rated count.)
Posted: May 22, 2017 9:52
 

It's all pretty subjective to ones taste, but I doubt the doors would have been quite so worshiped and revered if Jim Morrison had not died when he did.   There are plenty of talented bands have worked hard and got nowhere because they didn't do the whole sex, drugs and rock n roll thing.   a firm 5.
greiffenstein
Posted: May 22, 2017 9:49
 

this song, as do all in the Doors repertoire,  speaks to me.  It says "find another station"
{#Crashcomp} 
Duc1098
(Dock of the bay, seated)
Posted: Apr 25, 2017 20:44
 

 coloradojohn wrote:
Ya know, people can diss The Doors, diss Jim, diss Robbie, diss even the amazing Ray Manzarek if they want to but somewhere in each and every Doors song is something they just can't get a handle on...know what I mean?...it's that spark, that thing untamed that scares them, like a lizard trying to get out of its hole deep in their brain...makes 'em wanna put on the brakes, exert some CONTROL, ya know? makes 'em feel suddenly uncomfortable in their own strange skin... I suspect that Jim knew exactly what bugged 'em...and he fed on it, man...and The Doors were propelled because of their willingness to Participate...
ALL HAIL THE ELECTRIC NIGHT!

There's always an extra electron
unless there isn't

and they went to Issa and they asked him
What is the meaning of this life?
and the great prophet replied
Consider this life as a bridge
We must cross to the other side...
When they pressed him for further elucidation, he said
I think that it does not behoove one to stop and attempt to build a house in the middle of it...

DANCE ON FIRE AS IT INTENDS!

 
Far out. Fueled by mescaline? Peyote?
justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Mar 22, 2017 8:49
 

dickmahoon wrote:
That ain't no 3 minute pop song!
 
Proclivities wrote:

Nope, it's a 7 minute-49 second pop song.

 

To me it's Rock N Roll and it's timeless
medoras
(Anastasia Island)
Posted: Feb 23, 2017 15:57
 

Not a great song to listen to when driving.

Try and keep your foot off the accelerator when listening to L.A. Woman.

I know because I have the speeding ticket to prove it. 
ojibwe
Posted: Dec 19, 2016 7:04
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Hey...is this a "Thanksgiving Day-friendly" song? 

Is it wholesome? Family-centric?

Would Mannheim Steamroller cover it? 

Could ya wear a read sweater and dance to it? 

Would a turkey be offended? 

Would LA Woman be someone you would invite to dinner? 
 
{#Roflol}
jmsmy
(Music Town, Klein, Texas)
Posted: Nov 23, 2016 12:54
 

What ReMix is that?
idiot_wind
Posted: Nov 23, 2016 12:52
 

Hey...is this a "Thanksgiving Day-friendly" song? 

Is it wholesome? Family-centric?

Would Mannheim Steamroller cover it? 

Could ya wear a read sweater and dance to it? 

Would a turkey be offended? 

Would LA Woman be someone you would invite to dinner? 

  
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Oct 23, 2016 15:34
 

 dickmahoon wrote:
That ain't no 3 minute pop song!

 
Nope, it's a 7 minute-49 second pop song.
senorcerveza
(San Miguel de Allende Mexico)
Posted: Oct 19, 2016 13:45
 

Good solid 9.  Though he may not have had the best voice, his lyrics were great-and the band was terrific!
VH1
(near Alpha Centauri, then the next left!)
Posted: Sep 22, 2016 7:54
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:
One of the greatest songs, albums, bands and singers of all time.

 
I do agree on the songs, albums and bands bit, but a great singer he was not,

BUT (before you blow your top)

he was one of the great performers of all time.

One does not have to have a good singing voice, when one is a good performer and one can have a great singing voice but being a bad performer.

{#Hug}{#High-five}

This is one great song, there is no doubt about it!{#Clap}{#Notworthy}

 
idiot_wind
Posted: Sep 22, 2016 7:52
 

Uh oh. The LA woman and Mr. Mojo are at it via Morrison's vocal description of what's going on. What did he moan about?  
Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: Sep 22, 2016 7:51
 

How could I have rated this only a seven? I've always loved this song.
9.
dickmahoon
(Out the back of China)
Posted: Aug 21, 2016 20:15
 

That ain't no 3 minute pop song!
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Aug 21, 2016 20:15
 

One of the greatest songs, albums, bands and singers of all time.
coloradojohn
(Re-booting at the foot of The Flatirons, BOULDER)
Posted: Aug 21, 2016 20:10
 

Ya know, people can diss The Doors, diss Jim, diss Robbie, diss even the amazing Ray Manzarek if they want to but somewhere in each and every Doors song is something they just can't get a handle on...know what I mean?...it's that spark, that thing untamed that scares them, like a lizard trying to get out of its hole deep in their brain...makes 'em wanna put on the brakes, exert some CONTROL, ya know? makes 'em feel suddenly uncomfortable in their own strange skin... I suspect that Jim knew exactly what bugged 'em...and he fed on it, man...and The Doors were propelled because of their willingness to Participate...
ALL HAIL THE ELECTRIC NIGHT!

There's always an extra electron
unless there isn't

and they went to Issa and they asked him
What is the meaning of this life?
and the great prophet replied
Consider this life as a bridge
We must cross to the other side...
When they pressed him for further elucidation, he said
I think that it does not behoove one to stop and attempt to build a house in the middle of it...

DANCE ON FIRE AS IT INTENDS!
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Aug 17, 2016 17:46
 

 h8rhater wrote:

Thanks kurtser!

You're responding to one of the most ridiculous and uneducated posts to come across these boards (and that is truly saying something). 

Yes, Jim did yell into the mic, ONCE, in this song.  This was done for effect.  Otherwise, in spite of his vocal range (C2 - E6), Jim Morrison was one of the most measured and controlled vocalists in all of rock history.  His baritone was unrivaled IMHO.  To say that he yelled into the microphone badly is to lack a complete understanding of the topic.

 
Morrison can, could yell sing croon howl any damn way he pleases. He and his bandmates created some of THE tracks of the '60s. 
dragon1952
(Oregon coast)
Posted: Aug 17, 2016 17:39
 

 kurtster wrote:

Its his song, he can sing it anyway he wants to.  Same goes for Dylan, Springsteen and many others.  Its a synergy.  Its a context.  Its their creation.

Have a good cover version to recommend ? 

 
....and....he never, ever touted himself as a "singer"....he was a poet who sang. In fact, he was very self conscious about singing in the beginning. But regardless....his voice was perfect for the songs he wrote.
dragon1952
(Oregon coast)
Posted: Aug 17, 2016 17:37
 

Cool....The CultShe Sells Sanctuary straight into LA Woman....I don't even have to turn the volume down any :^ )
h8rhater
Posted: Jul 21, 2016 7:28
 

  greiffenstein wrote:

Maybe because he wasn't really a singer.  he yelled into a microphone.  badly. 

kurtster wrote:

Its his song, he can sing it anyway he wants to.  Same goes for Dylan, Springsteen and many others.  Its a synergy.  Its a context.  Its their creation.

Have a good cover version to recommend ? 

 
Thanks kurtser!

You're responding to one of the most ridiculous and uneducated posts to come across these boards (and that is truly saying something). 

Yes, Jim did yell into the mic, ONCE, in this song.  This was done for effect.  Otherwise, in spite of his vocal range (C2 - E6), Jim Morrison was one of the most measured and controlled vocalists in all of rock history.  His baritone was unrivaled IMHO.  To say that he yelled into the microphone badly is to lack a complete understanding of the topic.
jgriffin56
Posted: Jul 21, 2016 7:01
 

Misunderstood lyrics #217

"LA Woman is Gonna Have To Do" 

Ah the days before the internet.  Now I get it. 
kurtster
(ymmv)
Posted: Jun 19, 2016 10:13
 

 greiffenstein wrote:

Maybe because he wasn't really a singer.  he yelled into a microphone.  badly. 

 
Its his song, he can sing it anyway he wants to.  Same goes for Dylan, Springsteen and many others.  Its a synergy.  Its a context.  Its their creation.

Have a good cover version to recommend ? 
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jun 19, 2016 10:10
 

man the drummer on this track FUCKKIN' ROCKS!!!       
twoplain2sea
(After the gold rush by my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Jun 15, 2016 7:47
 

Los Angeles woman a dear one and I going down to Mexico, it's on todays news, yet it might have been in 1973.

PS: Flying to L.A was her idea, and she never does things without a good reason.. Open your wings, and hop to Smyrna. Karma police came for us, so we said hey gringo take us across the border, you can say I'm your sister and muy hermosa.I know it sounds umpoco loco.Now the DEA is sending the choppers.
h8rhater
Posted: Jun 15, 2016 6:07
 

 hschlossberg wrote:
The song itself is a 9-10 — or at least it was for the first 3000 times I heard it.  But in the context of Radio Paradise, where I prefer to hear "something completely different", I give this song a 3.

 
Even with your "explanation", your rating makes no sense. 

"I really like this song a lot.  It's a great classic that I have loved for years.   ...but I'm not going to like it because of the venue".  {#Stupid}


Skydog
Posted: Jun 15, 2016 5:53
 

 hschlossberg wrote:
The song itself is a 9-10 — or at least it was for the first 3000 times I heard it.  But in the context of Radio Paradise, where I prefer to hear "something completely different", I give this song a 3.

 
a 3? for Ho-Hum?
I gave it a 2 for Marginal 
Doors are always boring
hschlossberg
(Los Angeles)
Posted: May 18, 2016 9:56
 

The song itself is a 9-10 — or at least it was for the first 3000 times I heard it.  But in the context of Radio Paradise, where I prefer to hear "something completely different", I give this song a 3.
Peter_Bradshaw
(UK)
Posted: May 18, 2016 9:56
 

..... a BIG 10
Ulises
(8th Circle)
Posted: May 18, 2016 9:52
 

 DragonSixGolf wrote:
Is this a remaster? For a song I've heard 1000s of times, it's never sounded more brittle.

 
Perhaps your tympanic membrane is ossifying.
kurtster
(ymmv)
Posted: May 01, 2016 20:23
 

 unclehud wrote:
 unclehud wrote:
This song is freaking amazing. Y'all get that?  It's freaking amazing.

if you didn't get it the first time, or the second time: THIS SONG IS FREAKING AMAZING.  (The band, too, although they're half dead now.)

To us Southern boys, "L.A." is Lower Alabama.



 
Around Cleveburg its Lower Akron ...
DragonSixGolf
Posted: Apr 16, 2016 7:19
 

Is this a remaster? For a song I've heard 1000s of times, it's never sounded more brittle.
OHMish
(Copenhagen)
Posted: Mar 11, 2016 8:54
 

Sounds like any local band jamming some grooves, having some beers.
Maybe that's just what this is.. grooves, energy. No more, no less.
I don't get why this is/was a big Doors hit though.
Maybe because it fitted so well in their live shows?
oldviolin
(esse quam videri)
Posted: Jan 12, 2016 7:51
 

studbuster
FrnaZ
Posted: Jan 08, 2016 5:14
 

{#Dancingbanana}
helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Dec 11, 2015 23:18
 

After reading some comments I think its hard to like and understand the hype. Today you miss the atmosphere of that time. It was very different. Beside that, i like this music.
twoplain2sea
(∝story ∞ horses town)
Posted: Dec 07, 2015 20:46
 

                                                    I
                                Dear friends, the missing link
                             Soon Will sync. Sooner I may need
                                        A shrink I think.


PopKombo
(Up Against the San Gabriels)
Posted: Nov 10, 2015 16:10
 

in a parallel universe this is the official song of Los Angeles
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Nov 10, 2015 16:07
 

Tough for me to tolerate this music today.  I thought it was marginal way back when it was released.
nutrod42
Posted: Nov 06, 2015 13:37
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
This is a nasty song. I guess most radio censors never picked up on Jim Morrison singing about "Mr. Mojo rising" and "Ride it, ride it".

And his vocalization of ejaculation near the end of the song is pretty clear.     

 
Maybe everyboy's already aware of this, but "Mr. Mojo Risin'" is an anagram of "Jim Morrison."