Tuesday, July 05, 2011


When is Ray bloody Manzarek going to give up the wages of necrophilia? Our good pal Richard Metzger says it all on Dangerous Minds.

“Yesterday, on the 40th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death, Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger played a Doors gig after visiting Morrison’s grave site at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Fronted by one of the band’s endless series of faux Lizard Kings, Morrison look-a-like David Brock of Doors cover band Wild Child, Manzarek and Krieger did their best to remind anyone watching why their music careers have been utterly insignificant since Morrison died. John Densmore had the good taste and wisdom to not attend. Advice to Manzarek: stop pissing on your legacy. I know your Muse - and cash cow- abandoned you when Jim checked out in that bathtub but your determination to milk every last drop out of the Doors’ legacy has been arrogant, pathetic and shameless. If you must perform, call up the former members of your Doors knock-off Nite City. They could probably use the work. And Ian Astbury has probably got some holes in his Cult tour schedule. Every time you drag out another version of The Doors, you remind us all of how utterly empty the band is without Jim’s voice and presence.”

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Anonymous said...

No huge Doors fan here, but I'd have to agree that Jim WAS The Doors; no Jim, no band.

hcb said...

Milking, maybe, but we've never heard any Doors music selling burgers or cars.
Morrison was the Doors but most bands had someone out front, and that doesn't make them crap otherwise. Manzarek deserves credit for about 70% of The Doors sound.

Aleleeinn said...

Saw the boys back in the 60s. It was Morison's band. Jim constantly complemented Robbie and was pissed that Robbie wasn't getting much credit. I still think the music sounds good, not stuck in time.
BUT I do think doing show with cover band singers and calling it the Doors is really pushing it. Kreiger has done some good live covers of Roadhouse blues with BOC and STP, and it really does sound like the Doors as a band, but even Scott of STP (the Morrison addict) can't bring off Jim's sound.
HCB good point about ads.
Only question is who controls how many crap version of old Doors material gets put on record. HELL!! look at all the Hendrix absolute shit that got put on record.

hcb said...

There's ample boots but not the huge crap-dump of the Hendrix catalog. They've actually done a pretty good job with the reissues, and Steve Hoffman had a go at the first two albums. Doors records sound damn good these days.