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#1 walter sobchak

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:41 PM

RIP Jim Morrison - gone 42 years ago today. The greatest showman of all time.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:52 PM

Some of the Doors' songs were okay, but I was never exactly enthralled by Jim's 'Lizard King' act.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:00 PM

Sensational live. He really had a mesmeric stage presence.

 

Probably the best set I've ever seen.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:06 PM

Sensational live. He really had a mesmeric stage presence.
 
Probably the best set I've ever seen.

Where did you see them live?

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:08 PM

Isle of Wight 1970.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:09 PM

Was watching them on Sky Arts the other night. Great band and also an excellent singer. It's impossible to ignore Ray Manzareks input either.
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:03 PM

Some of the Doors' songs were okay, but I was never exactly enthralled by Jim's 'Lizard King' act.

Same here
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:23 PM

People always to the Doors as overrated. Me? I believe they are vastly underrated. Forget all the theathrics at the from the band released some great albums with Morrison Hotel for me being the weakest. Love Her Madly, infact all of LA Woman is superb and some say he sang half of it on the pot!

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:44 PM

Isle of Wight 1970.


God, I was born in the wrong era. The doors, Jimi Hendrix and the Who all at the same festival, how good was the one of my favourite songs "the end"?

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:47 PM

God, I was born in the wrong era. The doors, Jimi Hendrix and the Who all at the same festival, how good was the one of my favourite songs "the end"?


It was their opening song wasn't it.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:08 PM

Just played LA Woman actually, it's brilliant. Used to go down this dodgy nightclub in Bradford and insist they play this (the whole thing of course) and we would 'dance' all the way through.
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:13 PM

People always to the Doors as overrated. Me? I believe they are vastly underrated. Forget all the theathrics at the from the band released some great albums with Morrison Hotel for me being the weakest. Love Her Madly, infact all of LA Woman is superb and some say he sang half of it on the pot!


Can't agree with you about Morrison hotel as it has two of my favourite songs on it, Roadhouse blues and peace frog but If there has to be a weakest doors album it has to be The soft parade. But i agree with you about L.A. Woman being superb, I would say it just beats The doors as the best album for me.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:24 PM

Can't agree with you about Morrison hotel as it has two of my favourite songs on it, Roadhouse blues and peace frog but If there has to be a weakest doors album it has to be The soft parade. But i agree with you about L.A. Woman being superb, I would say it just beats The doors as the best album for me.


Love the cheesyness and bizarreness of Soft Parade!

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:35 PM

Love the cheesyness and bizarreness of Soft Parade!


Apparently Jimbo was hitting the bottle big time and had less influence on the album.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 09:33 AM

I think LA Woman is their seminal album.

 

As for individual songs at the Isle of Wight, I vcan't remember them too much to be honest. I didn't know that much about them prior to hearing their set (I was only 16 and had only heard their first album), but I was knocked out by their performance. Everybody was.

 

They were on the same night as a sensational set by the Who. There was a huge speaker system at the back of the stage and two huge columns in front of it that were used for the whole festival. I would guess that 66% of those speakers were stamped "The Who".

 

Hendrix was a major disappointment; I'm pretty sure he didn't get an encore. The music biz has tried to dress up that performance over the years but even hardened fans admit that he was past it. The drugs had taken their toll and his edge had disappeared ... just like Clapton's did.

 

We had to leave early to catch the ferry, so I missed Joan Baez and Leonard Coen ... I've still never seen them.

 

There were top notch rock sets from Taste, Free, ELP, Ten Years After and Family.

Folkie-wise, John Sebastian (what ever happened to him) was brilliant; Donovan and and Joni Mitchell were pleasant but Kris Kristofferson got booed off.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:14 AM

I think LA Woman is their seminal album.
 
As for individual songs at the Isle of Wight, I vcan't remember them too much to be honest. I didn't know that much about them prior to hearing their set (I was only 16 and had only heard their first album), but I was knocked out by their performance. Everybody was.
 
They were on the same night as a sensational set by the Who. There was a huge speaker system at the back of the stage and two huge columns in front of it that were used for the whole festival. I would guess that 66% of those speakers were stamped "The Who".
 
Hendrix was a major disappointment; I'm pretty sure he didn't get an encore. The music biz has tried to dress up that performance over the years but even hardened fans admit that he was past it. The drugs had taken their toll and his edge had disappeared ... just like Clapton's did.
 
We had to leave early to catch the ferry, so I missed Joan Baez and Leonard Coen ... I've still never seen them.
 
There were top notch rock sets from Taste, Free, ELP, Ten Years After and Family.
Folkie-wise, John Sebastian (what ever happened to him) was brilliant; Donovan and and Joni Mitchell were pleasant but Kris Kristofferson got booed off.


Had a BBC Cassette (I think) of Hendrix at the IOW. I loved it crystal clear sound and only one bad song on it. However....... it appears it was remastered out of it's skin plus was just about the highlights of the concert. Watched the concert on Sky Arts and despite being a masiive Hendrix fan, for that concert I'd prefer to listen to it rather than watch it. Pants. One of the best bits of that concert is the MC's introduction!

Hendrix at Winterland is worth a listen if only for his version of Sunshine of Your Love.

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#17 walter sobchak

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:17 AM

I think LA Woman is their seminal album.
 
As for individual songs at the Isle of Wight, I vcan't remember them too much to be honest. I didn't know that much about them prior to hearing their set (I was only 16 and had only heard their first album), but I was knocked out by their performance. Everybody was.
 
They were on the same night as a sensational set by the Who. There was a huge speaker system at the back of the stage and two huge columns in front of it that were used for the whole festival. I would guess that 66% of those speakers were stamped "The Who".
 
Hendrix was a major disappointment; I'm pretty sure he didn't get an encore. The music biz has tried to dress up that performance over the years but even hardened fans admit that he was past it. The drugs had taken their toll and his edge had disappeared ... just like Clapton's did.
 
We had to leave early to catch the ferry, so I missed Joan Baez and Leonard Coen ... I've still never seen them.
 
There were top notch rock sets from Taste, Free, ELP, Ten Years After and Family.
Folkie-wise, John Sebastian (what ever happened to him) was brilliant; Donovan and and Joni Mitchell were pleasant but Kris Kristofferson got booed off.

For me Eric Clapton was never as successful after Cream split up, I have all their albums and they push the doors very close as to being my favourite band. Clapton in "crossroads" and "steppin out" is just amazing.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:57 AM

Folkie-wise, John Sebastian (what ever happened to him) was brilliant


Still gigging, and looking pretty decent for his age. The Lovin' Spoonful had some great songs. On the downside, he also composed the theme tune for the 'Care Bears' TV show and films.

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