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smitty_p

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Howdy all.

Just doin' some Youtube perusin' and spotted me an SG:

Go to 1:03

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PECk9A-07Pw&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=AL94UKMTqg-9B6N4eaatA-VikE9UJ2_1ND]The Doors - Touch Me - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Not my favorite Doors song, but Robbie was an SG icon. I think he just got another again after years of using other axes.
 

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I agree. The horns made it sound all schmaltzy.
Probably some record company marketing exec's idea.
 

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I always loved this song, but disliked the strings and horns. I'd like to hear a more raw version of it.


My reason for not liking it as much as other Doors stuff; Tony's probably right, some A and R guy's wet dream of an arrangement.
 

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yeah! how about this... oops, Kreiger's playing a what...
but i don't care, it's still my favorite doors song.... lip synch or not.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbiPDSxFgd8]The Doors - Break On Through (To the Other Side) - YouTube[/ame]

I always hated 'touch me, babe"
 

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Wow! It's like watching a kung fu movie....
Always liked that song though.
I think some of my favorite Kreiger is the
guitar work in Moonlight Drive.
I like My Eyes Have Seen Ya too.
Cool guitar stuff in both of them.
and the dreamy stuff in Lost Little Girl.
etc.etc.
Robbie just had a cool approach to any given song.
 

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ya, these guys took the top of my head off with this sound. totally unique, still very sixties, but Morrison was a doggone Baritone... so this was such a relief from all that falsetto singing that was popular then. (Lou Christie, The Four Seasons...tripe! I thought so then, and I think so now). This was real. Wild poet surrounded by musical genius... bohemians living on the edge of it all, carving that edge into sharp splinters. I wasn't surprised when Morrison fell off the edge. He'd been dancing on that edge for years. Burning too fast. but what a flame. The Doors made a lot of other 'artists' show up as the shallow and vacuous posers they were. Conrad Birdie etc... Bye Bye, Birdie, I'm goin' to listen to a Doors concert.
 

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Not just the Doors. A lot of those late '60's West Coast bands were game changers.
Jefferson Airplane's Surrealistic Pillow landed around the same time as the first Doors
album. The first song, She Has Funny Cars, starts with a drum solo, completely changes
the concept of lead and background vocals, the entire cut is drowned in reverb and it
ends with a screaming guitar solo and Jack Casady's bass roaring like a wounded dinosaur.
That 3 minutes and 10 seconds pretty much defined the term psychadilic music.

The only thing missing was an SG.
(There was an ES-345 though.)
:)
 

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What was that, an Airline, or an old National or something?

Love THAT song....it's what the Doors were all about. Yes to the baritone voice too!

And the organ, and jazzy but rockin'g drums.....way better than those falsetto singers crooning away.

Nice nod to JA too.
 

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When I was in my teens and early 20s, I would listen to The Doors every chance I got. Then I started listening to other stuff until recently. Now I'm pushing 40 and I've gone back to The Doors, Allman Bros, The Velvet Underground, The Grateful Dead.... Dunno what it is about the music of that era, but I just can't get enough of it! And Krieger... IMHO probably the most under-rated guitarist of all time. Not bad for someone who only played an electric for 6 months when The Doors released their first album!

Just my 0.02c...


Alex
 

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Maybe he had just picked up electric but he already was trained as a flamenco player, so he had some technique to begin with. He did have a unique style.

Why do we keep going back to that music - because it's better than the crap out there now.
 

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Great, an excuse for me to post this again.

One of my favourite solos on a great track.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCaDjpwuh08&feature=related]The Doors Moonlight Drive - YouTube[/ame]
 

Tony M

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Not just the solo.
The entire song.
(See earlier post.)
 

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Another brilliant oddball song these guys could pull off like no one else.
"The End", anyone?
 

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Alrighty, Gents.

Spotted me another SG. The SG content starts at 1:55

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-xYhcgt-rE&feature=related]Livin' On A Prayer Bon Jovi Live at Rock In Rio Madrid-España 2010 - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Of course some of us have known about the Jr. for some time.
:)
 


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