Friday, December 08, 2006

Band Of The Week - The Doors

Time flies, another weekend is coming soon. This week really a busy week for me, I really want to get more rest as I injured my leg again during my badminton game last night.

Alright, this weekend my selection of classic rock band is The Doors. It's not your house doors ok? Hahaha... As usual please enjoy my selection of songs from this band. 'Light My Fire' is one of my all time favorite. Followed by 'Riders On The Storm', this song can be heard from many movies. Third song is 'The End', it's a very long track about 11.42 minutes.

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The Doors - Light My Fire


The Doors - Riders On The Storm


The Doors - The End


About The Doors (source from wikipedia)

The Doors were an American rock band that formed in 1965 in Los Angeles. The Doors' music included socially, psychologically, and politically influenced lyrics mostly written by 'The Lizard King', Jim Morrison. The precise drumming of John Densmore, the organ and bass organ of Ray Manzarek, and Robby Krieger's innovative guitar style, which showed the influence of flamenco, jazz, Indian, the blues and classical music, combined with Morrison's deep, expressive vocals to form a distinctive sound. Even though they were around for so few years they are still considered one of the greatest and most influential rock groups of all time.

The Doors

History

A chance meeting between acquaintances and UCLA film school students Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek on Venice beach in July 1965 led to the founding of The Doors, one of the premier acts of the late 1960s, in 1965 in Los Angeles, California. Morrison told Manzarek he had been writing songs and, at Manzarek's encouragement, sang "Moonlight Drive." Impressed by the quality of Morrison's lyric, Manzarek immediately suggested they form a band.

Vox-Organ-Player Ray Manzarek was already in the band called Rick And The Ravens with his brother Rick Manzarek while Robby Krieger and John Densmore were playing with The Psychedelic Rangers and knew Manzarek from shared meditation instruction. In August Densmore joined the group and, along with members of the Ravens and an unidentified female bass player, recorded a six-song demo on September 2. This was widely bootlegged and appeared in full on the 1997 Doors box set.

The Doors

That month the group recruited talented guitarist Robby Krieger and the final lineup—Morrison, Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore—was complete. The band took their name from the title of a book by Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception, which was in turn borrowed from a line of poetry by the 18th century artist and poet William Blake: "If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is: infinite."


The Death of Jim Morrison

Morrison died under mysterious circumstances on 3 July 1971; his body was found in the bathtub of his apartment. It was concluded that he died of a heart attack, although it was later revealed that no autopsy had been performed before Morrison's body was buried at the Père-Lachaise Cemetery on July 7.

Rumors persisted for many years that Morrison had faked his death to escape the spotlight or had died at a Paris nightclub and that his body had been surreptitiously taken to his apartment. However, in his book Wonderland Avenue, Morrison's former associate Danny Sugerman states that during his last meeting with Courson -- which took place shortly before her own death from a heroin overdose -- she confessed that she had introduced Morrison to the drug and because he had a fear of needles, she had injected him with the dose that killed him.

Jim Morrison

The Doors

The Doors... the greatest and most influential rock band!!!

Happy Weekend!!!

24 comments:

angel said...

Ohhh... so that's Jim Morrison...

Rest well! Dun always go chasing skirts lah! :P

may said...

ho-yeaaahhhh... come on baby, light my fire!!

Simple American said...

Heard Manzarek a couple years ago in an interview a few years ago. Strange guy.

Too bad Morrison died so young. So many good rockers die so young.

Nine3 Nine 3 said...

May- When can I come and light the Fire for you ???

like this song in R&B style

sengkor said...

any connection with the band 3 Doors Down?

Anonymous said...

I love classic rock!

And I wonder if there's any true story behind Jim Morrison's death.

Kenny Ng said...

[angel]
Jim Morrison hensem hor? Chasing skirt? Apa tu? I don't wear skirt la :P

[may]
How you want to light your fire? By candle? Lighter? Matches? LOL...

[simple american]
I guess the whole band members are strange, if not the music also quite strange.

Yeah... too bad so many rockers die young like Jimi Hendrix, SRV, Randy Rhoads, Lynyrd Skynyrd Borthers, Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury, Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)... and many more.

[9393]
Oi!!! Don't buaya here, here only for rock :P Faster go light her fire la... I wanna see also :P

[sengkor]
No kua... one is about Doors... another is Broken Doors... no connection la :P

[nonnie]
You r rock! Many rockers dead in mystery, I also want to know the truth.

Anonymous said...

I'm Mary,
from Uzbekistan,
and I'm 16 y.o

Hi, Everyone
I've studied English sinse Summer .
It's very difficult for Me! Really hard!
I want like to meet boys and practisice My English with them.

Thank You

Kenny Ng said...

[anonymous/Mary]
Sorry, my English even worst than you. Another thing, I'm not boy anymore, I'm a man. Anyway, thanks for dropping by.

Anonymous said...

whoah..what happened? sprained ur leg? i sprained mine last time..now during cold days it'll be painful :(

F¡яєвџяN said...

check out scott weiland 's take on break on through with the doors...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1vJSgrWpZY

AceOne said...

Me still blur blur wor!!

Anonymous said...

1st time hear a bang group called

THE DOORS.....

dreamie said...

huh ?? .... doors not "pintu" ar ???
no same my teacher teach geh ?

didnt know the doors can nyanyi wan !!... kekeke

_butt said...

Light my fire by The Doors.. classic!!

ah nel said...

happy weekend bro... ;)

Kenny Ng said...

[mr.goober]
normal for me la, can say everytime also kena... haha

[fireburn]
That's cool video! They are still rock! Thanks for sharing this :)

[aceone]
blur? go mandi... sure will be clear... LOL

[pisang]
1st time heard this? alamak!

[dreamie]
just a band name la, doesn't mean are real doors

[_butt]
u r rock!

[ah nel]
happy weekend to u too...

Maverick SM said...

I never like all these band thing. Jokes more fun lah...give jokes Kenny!!!

Pink Cotton said...

♪♥♪♥♪♥♪♥♪♥♪♥♪♥
HELOOOOOOO

COTTONISH SPONGE CAROLLING GROUP LAI LO~~

1-2-3...

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

It doesn't show signsof stopping
And I've bought some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

When we finally kissgoodnight
How I'll hate going out in the storm!
But if you'll really hold me tight
All the way home I'll be warm

The fire is slowly dying
And, my dear, we're still goodbying
But as long as you love me so
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!


♪♥♪♥♪♥♪♥♪♥♪♥♪♥

Kenny Ng said...

[maverick]
Aiyah... now days I run off sense of humor la.

[pink cotton]
U singing ah? What song lai? Can change from Let it Snow to Let it Rock? LOL... Anyway... thanks.

lizzie said...

the doors is one of the my favourite bands... riders on the storm is such a classic!

Kenny Ng said...

[lizzie]
yeah... they are the legend!

Zen Master said...

Ah...The Doors. My favourite 60's band. "Love Me Two Times" is my favourite, simply because of its lyrics. :P

No Jim Morrison = no Eddie Vedder. They have the same hairstyle and to some extend, vocals.

Kenny Ng said...

[zen master]
U rock! That's my favorite song too.

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