Musical palate cleanser: c’mon baby, light my fire

Ray Manzarek, R.I.P.

Your opinion of The Doors probably depends on how big a wanker you felt Jim Morrison was.  Me, I loved ‘em.  And regardless of what you might think of Morrison, there’s no question that Manzarek and Krieger were superb instrumentalists.

In honor of his passing, here’s a ten-minute long live version of a song that was on the set list of every band that played at a bar mitzvah party I attended.

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7 responses to “Musical palate cleanser: c’mon baby, light my fire

  1. AthensHomerDawg

    “The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.”

    ― Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching

  2. Lorenzo Dawgriguez

    Read “Nobody Gets Out of Here Alive” on Morrison. You might change your mind about him. I am a huge fan of the band, but Ray’s thought process was damaged somewhere along the line. By the way, Jim’s lease at the Paris cemetery is running out soon and they want to evict him due to all the traffic he still draws.

    Time to put the headphones on and listen to “When You’re Strange”.

  3. David K

    Manzarek’s left hand was as great as any bass player in the history of rock and roll. Jim Morrison was the worst, however. If ever there was a guy who deserved to be punched in the face every day of his life, Jim was the guy.

  4. mike in orlando

    Re:Morrison — a lead singer of a successful band who was an ass? Surely you jest. Whatever, they sure made some mighty fine music, even if some of what they did was self-indulgent crap.

  5. Dawgy45

    Senator, I agree fully about the talents of Krieger and Manzarek.

    I’m pretty sure Morrison was no angel, but I hope no opinions are formed or expressed here based solely on Oliver Stone’s craptastic movie.

    • No he was not an angel. But is anyone out there an angel? I think not!
      He did one or two great things in his life that touched many people. Too bad drugs and alcohol got the best of him.

  6. The Lone Stranger

    I tend to learn the important things of the day here at GTP; while this too qualifies it also truly sucks. I’ll pop all the Doors CDs I’ve got in my retro CD stacker in the trunk and spin ‘em on “random” this afternoon. It’s a damned blow.