May 22, 2013

The Doors: "Cancel my subscription to the Resurrection / Send my credentials to the House of Detention"

Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek (February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013) has passed away. His music endures.

"Forty days after finishing film school, thinking they had gone their separate ways, Manzarek and Morrison met by chance on Venice Beach in California. Morrison said he had written some songs, and Manzarek expressed an interest in hearing them, whereupon Morrison sang a rough version of "Moonlight Drive". Manzarek liked the songs and co-founded the Doors with Morrison at that moment."

Light My Fire (Live In Europe 1968)

You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher

Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire

When The Music's Over (The Doors Live In Copenhagen 1968)

For the music is your special friend
Dance on fire as it intends
Music is your only friend
Until the end
Until the end
Until the end

Cancel my subscription to the resurrection
Send my credentials to the house of detention
I got some friends inside....

The Doors Soundstage Performance...
Whiskey Bar
Alabama Song
Backdoor Man
Texas Radio (poem)
Love Me Two Times

Moonlight Drive (Live At The Bowl '68)

Let's swim to the moon, uh huh
Let's climb through the tide
Penetrate the evenin' that the
City sleeps to hide

Let's swim out tonight, love
It's our turn to try
Parked beside the ocean
On our moonlight drive

Love Me Two Times (Live in Europe 1968)

Love me two times, babe
Love me twice today
Love me two times, babe
'Cause I'm goin' away
Love me two time, girl
One for tomorrow
One just for today
Love me two times
I'm goin' away

Apocalypse Now -- The End

Lost in a Roman...wilderness of pain
And all the children are insane
All the children are insane
Waiting for the summer rain, yeah
There's danger on the edge of town
Ride the King's highway, baby
Weird scenes inside the gold mine
Ride the highway west, baby
Ride the snake, ride the snake
To the lake, the ancient lake, baby
The snake is long, seven miles
Ride the snake...he's old, and his skin is cold....

"And then I realized... like I was shot... like I was shot with a diamond... a diamond bullet right through my forehead. And I thought, my God... the genius of that! The genius! The will to do that! Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure. And then I realized they were stronger than we, because they could stand that these were not monsters, these were men... trained cadres. These men who fought with their hearts, who had families, who had children, who were filled with love... but they had the strength... the strength... to do that. If I had ten divisions of those men, our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral... and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling... without passion... without judgment... without judgment! Because it's judgment that defeats us." -- Kurtz, Apocalypse Now

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 22, 2013 11:56 PM
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I was a big Doors fan. So much so that, when I was in my twenties, I would go up to chicks in bars and use "Come on, baby, light my fire" as my pick up line

I didn't get laid much, but I did become a master of the extended organ solo

Posted by: Calmelennie at May 23, 2013 5:57 AM

Nobody wore leather pants like Jim Morrison. Their music was way ahead of their time and still sounds incredible today.

Posted by: Magnolia at May 23, 2013 5:58 AM