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The Doors — People Are Strange
Album: Strange Days
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Released: 1967
Length: 2:07
Plays (last 30 days): 1
People are strange, when you're a stranger
Faces look ugly when you're alone
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted
Streets are uneven when you're down

When you're strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you're strange
No one remembers your name
When you're strange
When you're strange
When you're strange

People are strange, when you're a stranger
Faces look ugly when you're alone
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted
Streets are uneven when you're down

When you're strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you're strange
No one remembers your name
When you're strange
When you're strange
When you're strange
All right, yeah

When you're strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you're strange
No one remembers your name
When you're strange
When you're strange
When you're strange
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 hippiechick wrote:
Anyone see the video of Weird Al doing Jim Morrison singing about Craigslist? Hi-larious!


 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4sALru9IJk

hippiechick...you are missed....at least by this Seattleite....and you're right....this IS HI-Larious!!

Long Live RP!

(I of course rate this Doors track a 10, as do I rate the song (When the Music's Over) Weird Al parodied)

 greiffenstein wrote:

I totally agree.  Such a bad sound...and such a rabid following!  I'm always straining to hear something deep and meaningful when I hear a Doors song come on because I assume I've missed something and eventually I'll get it.  But no, nothing.  Songs are as vacuous as Jim Morrison's soul.  
 
You, of course, are sure that the vacuousness is a property of the observed, not the observer.
I don't hate the Doors but often times I'm just not in the mood to hear them and then they are annoying as hell.
 Skydog wrote:

yeah and the keyboards on Doors songs are annoying at best 

 
I totally agree.  Such a bad sound...and such a rabid following!  I'm always straining to hear something deep and meaningful when I hear a Doors song come on because I assume I've missed something and eventually I'll get it.  But no, nothing.  Songs are as vacuous as Jim Morrison's soul.  
The only Doors song I've ever heard that's actually entertaining to listen to. Jim Morrison's half-drunk bad lounge-singer voice is perfect for the instrumentals and overall theme.  Sounds like something you'd hear in the Blue Room Lounge at the Holiday Inn outside of Fresno in the late 70's.  You can play this one again, Bill.  Keep the rest of the insipid, drolling Doors repertoire to yourself, thanks.  
People that don't like The Doors are the STRANGE ones!  Just kidding (mostly) - to each their own! 
{#Sunny}
 CaffeineSam wrote:
People are strange, but in such an ordinary kind of way...

 
Indeed:
chips
 fitmartin wrote:
One artistic twisted fuck

 
Well, Taylor Swift is pretty balanced, and it turned out pretty good, not :)
One artistic twisted fuck
 ziakut wrote:
Those same strange people actually like this band. I'm baffled. Jim Morrison...an overrated lyricist and vocalist. Unique though...I'll give him that. No one in the world sounds like him.

 
yeah and the keyboards on Doors songs are annoying at best 
Did he pull out his bird to see how it looked in the spotlight?

dolfan wrote:

Saw Weird Al last night and he nailed the Doors sound and look perfectly.  I've always liked the Doors, but Weird Al was solid with his parody of them.

 

People are strange, but in such an ordinary kind of way...
 24noir wrote: 
That link no longer works...try this one: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz63-q8otYM 

 unclehud wrote:
He's right.  People ARE strange.

  
Every time I think I've met every type of person and human oddity there is, I meet another nutter with a completely different screw loose. We all have our foibles, but I do wish more people wouldn't be so keen to share theirs with the rest of us. 
{#Bananapiano}  O U T S T A N D I N G
my fav
He's right.  People ARE strange.
First thing home from work: tuning in. And you're playing the doors. Perfect. Thanks!
Outstanding love this song its timeless
Classic.
Great... 
bravo Jim...
Interview with Jim Morrison's father and sister


One of my favorite Doors songs- observations by Morrison after an all night acid party at Andy Warhol's
This morning's music is just awsome!
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Jim Morrison - 12Caras Series by *artcova


Is that a Fro in the back?
 


Amazing!!
Love it !
YES!!
Those same strange people actually like this band. I'm baffled. Jim Morrison...an overrated lyricist and vocalist. Unique though...I'll give him that. No one in the world sounds like him.
 dolfan wrote:

Saw Weird Al last night and he nailed the Doors sound and look perfectly.  I've always liked the Doors, but Weird Al was solid with his parody of them.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4sALru9IJk

That was pretty darn enjoyable! 
 hippiechick wrote:
Anyone see the video of Weird Al doing Jim Morrison singing about Craigslist? Hi-larious!
 
Saw Weird Al last night and he nailed the Doors sound and look perfectly.  I've always liked the Doors, but Weird Al was solid with his parody of them.
 sutcliff wrote:
one thing I can't stand about RP....too many damn vampires.
 

Love this, this is the Doors !

And love Echo and the Bunnymen's cover just as much !

Jim Morrison - 12Caras Series by *artcova
©2008-2010 *artcova

One of 12 commissioned portraits in the same style.

Genius 4500 graphic tablet in Photoshop.


 calypsus_1 wrote: 
Have the hole concert of 68 burned from tv on dvd! Very nice indeed!!


The Doors - "The end" Live:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHFK1yKfiGo



Anyone see the video of Weird Al doing Jim Morrison singing about Craigslist? Hi-larious!

mY LOOVVVEEEE..ı WANT TO GİVE 100 PUNTOSS!!1 {#Hearteyes}

Weird and wonderful.

A perfect summary of the Doors, actually.



My favorite song when I was 6 years old
Remids me of the days back at SIU during halloween weekend!  Both the song and the cover art.

Good Halloween album cover... but even on this Hallowed Day, can't like the Doors. Vile!
Every day I walk to work past where they shot that cover picture - havent seen any circus people yet...
one thing I can't stand about RP....too many damn vampires.
 Danimal174 wrote:
One of their best. It's funny, because when I was younger, I had only heard Echo & the Bunnymen's version of this song, because all I listened to was college radio. Once I hit actually hit college, I started listening to older classic stuff & heard the original (and much better) version. Jim's great, but so are the rest of the band. Robby's guitar work is VERY underrated, in my opinion.
 
Yeah, Jim even said Robby was great. I think that was after he punched Robbie in the eye, though.{#Fight}

Q - Didn't you appear with a black eye onstage at one point? What was that all about?

A - Oh yeah. I got into a fight with Jim. They wanted to put makeup on, but I said no, maybe 20 years from now somebody will be interested and ask me about that.

Q - Now there's a question you don't get asked too much.

A - Believe it or not, that's one of the most asked questions, (laughs) Everybody always thinks I'll ask him about that. Somebody just asked me about that the other day.

https://www.classicbands.com/RobbyKriegerInterview.html

mfassett wrote:
No. Really, no. To elaborate... maybe it's all the hype around Morrison as a "poet," but I just don't see it. Manzarek is an interesting chap and a great musician, but that doesn't save the band. Maybe it's just that I feel like Morrison had read far too much of his own press... he released a lot of stuff that I think many others would have left on the cutting room floor. "Come on baby light my fire?" Please. Sorry, I don't get it. Shoot me now, I know I have blasphemed. :confused:
obviously you weren't around yet, but that's the way people talked then. I too, have always known that Morrison was shitty poet, but at least he had the guts to say what before had been kept silent. Tame by today's standards, but he was in serious trouble with the obscenity police. Killed him. Killed him. BTW "light my fire" was written by Robbie Krieger, guitar god.
One of their best. It's funny, because when I was younger, I had only heard Echo & the Bunnymen's version of this song, because all I listened to was college radio. Once I hit actually hit college, I started listening to older classic stuff & heard the original (and much better) version. Jim's great, but so are the rest of the band. Robby's guitar work is VERY underrated, in my opinion.
mrobichaud wrote:
Jim Morrison is a rock god..
Good god
Just getting over the flu....I can dig it!
I've never rated The Doors, but I do like this song.
I've always like the lyrical content and melodies of this band...they definately had their own defined sound.
I like the Doors but thay are hardly the best rock band ever, that would be "The Masked Marauders".
Overrated bully rock. No thanks.
TobalMoreno wrote:
Everyone has to relax, the Doors are clearly the greatest band in the history of rock. Just gotta get away from the "best of"...
No. Really, no. To elaborate... maybe it's all the hype around Morrison as a "poet," but I just don't see it. Manzarek is an interesting chap and a great musician, but that doesn't save the band. Maybe it's just that I feel like Morrison had read far too much of his own press... he released a lot of stuff that I think many others would have left on the cutting room floor. "Come on baby light my fire?" Please. Sorry, I don't get it. Shoot me now, I know I have blasphemed. :confused:
I'm not much of a Doors fan but I do like the remixed "Strange Days" on the Thievery Corporation's "Versions".
This is the only Doors song I can tolerate.
Thank you, thank you for following up Geo. Winston's somnolent "Crystal Ship" with real Doors. Am I Strange? You Betcha.
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
I always thought this song would be hilarious if sung by Elmer Fudd. I dare you to sing it without cracking up! :lol:
:lol: OK, I just did it. It made us laugh!
I always thought this song would be hilarious if sung by Elmer Fudd. I dare you to sing it without cracking up! :lol:
Yeah what he said!!!! I've tried to like them but they just make me angry andrewpickford81 wrote:
The doors are self-indulgent pub-blues. Jim Morrison's voice is bland at best ... Its passionless, dour and insular crap of the highest order. Indeed I'd go so far as to say it encompasses and represents a lot of the low points of american rock both past and present
sorry about the format...first post. I'll work on it. p.s. Hi y'all
Aw come on Lar. It's in the mix. It's Halloween. It's The Doors. Ride the wave my man. Classic rock lives here too. It's all good.
I'm always a little bummed out when I hear a tune on rp that I can hear on any classic rock radio station Its just not why I tune in to RP
Echo and the Bunnymen's version would get a if it were here... their version has an extended instrumental break which ironically makes it even more "Doorsy"!
Everyone has to relax, the Doors are clearly the greatest band in the history of rock. Just gotta get away from the "best of"... Soft Parade, Ship of Fools, Wishful Sinful, Summer's Almost Gone, The Spy, The Ghost, Soul Kitchen, Tell All the People, Hyacinth House, The Wasp, Maggie M'Gill, Wintertime Love, Indian Summer, The Changeling, AND THE LIST GOES ON! :yell:
FerretRob wrote:
Speaking of F'ed up, has anybody heard Morrisons Lament by Jimi Hendrix? Its on his Live at the Matrix cd.
ooh, that's was bad stuff even for Morrison.
Alright, yeah!
:music:
8)
Chunk wrote:
No, you suck! /me removes his tongue from his cheek If you're going to essentially say something sucks, at least have the balls to say why. And not just "the lyrics suck" or "they can't play their instruments". Give us a reason, or you're nothing more than a troll.
The doors are self-indulgent pub-blues. Jim Morrison's voice is bland at best. Unfortunately I own the best of which I bought under the assumption they may at least be a good band. However, I am yet to hear a doors song that could grip me. Its passionless, dour and insular crap of the highest order. Indeed I'd go so far as to say it encompasses and represents a lot of the low points of american rock both past and present.
andrewpickford81 wrote:
The single most overrated band in history
No, you suck! /me removes his tongue from his cheek If you're going to essentially say something sucks, at least have the balls to say why. And not just "the lyrics suck" or "they can't play their instruments". Give us a reason, or you're nothing more than a troll.
The single most overrated band in history
Jim was looking in a mirror when he wrote this one.... trust me.
this song reminds me of walking through the French Quarter for some reson. It may be all the strange people down there 8)
damnit... this song is making my face look ugly... i\'m alone in the room.. and there\'s a stranger...
I just love watching people squirm as they relate the music to the person. Jim was a trip. Granted. Jim was seriously F\'ed up. Also, granted.If you can\'t relate to the scene then fine, listen to something you can relate too. Lawrence Welk was still quite popular when this song was written.... Speaking of F\'ed up, has anybody heard Morrisons Lament by Jimi Hendrix? Its on his Live at the Matrix cd.
How about spinning the Brave Combo version?
I'm with ali and Kevin -- I never did understand why the Doors appealed to the masses the way they did (or still do). They just weren't that interesting musically. I know many people love Morrison's lyrics, but they never did the trick for me, especially presented the way he did. There always seems to be a handful of extremely popular bands that can't play or sing -- Nirvana is another example. (And I wrote this before "All Apoologies" was played on RP today.) I'm guessing Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain have formed a new garage band for the next astral plane somewhere. And they probably still suck, IMHO.
finestkind
Ahhh, my favorite doors tune. Thanx Bill :clap:
It\'s one of those rare rainy, cold, and miserable in Southern California -- perfect weather for this song. :)
Needs to be played in the dark, with weird lighting. Ideally, a neon sign flickering outside the motel window.
My favorite... "Jim Morrison -- I'm drunk, I'm nobody. I'm drunk, I'm famous. I'm drunk, I'm dead." -- Dennis Leary :D
Originally Posted by mrobichaud: Jim Morrison is a rock god..
:clap: Frontier Psychiatrist, then People Are Strange Bill, you are the master.
The Doors are/where are great band. I enjoy... most of thier work
Jim Morrison is a rock god..