Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Forgotten Song: Riders on the Storm by The Doors

Two things drove me to write this. The first started the idea fermenting in my sub-conscious (something my wife thinks happens way too often and too much below the surface for her comfort). The second simply inspired it to emerge via my fingers on the keyboard. I'll start with the latter since it deserves the shout-out. My good friend (and the only person I know) from one of those tiny northeastern states published a wonderful music post recently. SFF (from the Musings of a Sci-Fi Fanatic blog) wrote eloquently about the 80's group Cutting Crew and their important Broadcast album from 1986. It's a recommended read. While his primary focus remains all things science fiction, I really enjoy his insights and ruminations on music.

The rest of this post has been updated and moved over to my current blog, found here.

13 comments:

  1. I hadn't listened to this in a long, long, even longer time. I'd forgotten how much I liked it. Musical crime fiction. Love that "his mind is squirming like a toad" line.

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  2. "Musical crime fiction."

    That very much nails it, Naomi! The song has some great lines. Thanks.

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  3. Think I first got into The Doors around '76, just as the Punk explosion was about to rock the UK. May seem like a strange time to get into them, but maybe not as they had that certain aura which set them apart from stuff that frankly bored me to tears before Lydon and his boys assaulted the airwaves. For me, bands like Velvet Underground, The Doors and Patti Smith made great - at times dangerous - music and this is one of my favourite tracks.
    Have a great weekend.

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  4. You make a great point about these bands, and beautifully dangerous quality of their music. Thank you for taking the time to comment and share those thoughts and experiences (especially with this extraordinary track). Cheers.

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  5. How can you not love The Doors?  Terrific act.  Nice stuff Michael. And yes, it deserves to be cranked up!

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  6. We're in agreement. Thank you much.

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  7. Splendid music flash L13 as always!  SFF

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  8. Thank you for your comment (and inspiration), my friend.

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  9. This is definitely one of my fave songs by these guys. It seems more than just a song but a soundscape due to its atmospheric feel and vibe. I also love that it was the initial inspiration for the Rutger Hauer horror film THE HITCHER. Great post and a cool idea do focus on one song in particular.

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  10. I didn't know that about this track and that Rutger Hauer horror classic! That's awesome. Thanks for mentioning this, my friend. Best.

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  11. I love the doors! Great song and fantastic post!


    (Does it frighten you to think of what you did at the age your kids have acquired? My gosh, what are they doing out there? :) )

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  12. Thank you, Rachel. And yes, it is frightening if I think about it too long ;) .

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