What I Love About The World

Monday, January 23, 2006

3. The Doors

Simply put, The Doors are the greatest band to have ever graced this planet.


Although they only released 6/7 studio albums, each one of these manages to beautifully combine all the genres ever such as blues, rock, jazz, funk, fucking everything, into 70 or so of the most perfectly crafted and sexy songs ever. Lyrically I can think of no band better, Iconically (sic?) I cannot conjure an image of a more sublime-spearhead-troubador of a frontman than Jim.

Another thing i love about The Doors is that their 1st and last album are (clearly/beyond debate) the two best, embodying the musical dialectic that all bands should be motivated by riding along (cf Radiohead and Tool).

And their singer died when he was 27

And Jim Morrison is an anagram of "Mr Mojo Risin"

My Top 4 Doors Songs

  • The End
  • Riders On The Storm
  • Love Her Madly
  • LA Woman

Jim Morrison, the Lizard King

1943-1971

"I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps "Oh look at that!" Then - whoosh, and I'm gone... and they'll never see anything like it ever again, and they won't be able to forget me - ever. "

"Drugs are like a bet with your mind."

(after the deaths of Hendrix and Joplin) "You're drinking with number three."

9 Comments:

At 4:46 AM, Blogger Jules said...

Wonderfully put George...Although personally I very much enjoy Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) probably so much it would make it into my top four. But of course this is yours.....

 
At 8:50 AM, Anonymous bill said...

at the weekend, on a wiki-trip(rob would like that) i decided to cheque out the partridge entry. i came across a ridiculous, hilarious and very very pointless little gem. ever since, i can't stop thinking and laughing about this 'nugget' (steve davis would like that):


[talking about 'i'm alam partridge'] in the fictional world of Alan Partridge, this was not a documentary, but actually a 'post-documentary'. In the commentary on the DVD, Alan explains that all the events depicted in the series actually occurred, but everyone in the show, apart from himself and his Personal Assistant Lynn Benfield (played by Felicity Montagu who went on to play a vicar's wife in Nighty Night (2004)), were actors hired to portray the events in the Linton Travel Tavern after they had actually occurred.

 
At 10:24 AM, Anonymous george said...

wow

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger bob said...

george i hope you understand the sheer scale of this revelation!!!

 
At 11:59 AM, Anonymous g said...

no i really did mean "wow". no sarcasm!! gorundbreaking, adds a bit of gravitas to the mix

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger bob said...

In a list of Most Implausible & Unnecessary Previously Unrevealed Plot Twists this one would top them all

Watched it last night on UK Gold (juliet would like that...if you could get a decent signal) and the twist still didn't get through to me.

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger Jules said...

Yes it was a facsinating weekend watching everyone taking wiki trips(rob and bill would evidently like that)..yawn.. (I'd like that)

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger Jules said...

note to Bob- Its not the signal, I don't actually get that channel on freeview. Narf!

 
At 12:39 PM, Anonymous g said...

get e4+1( my sister'd like that)

 

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