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When You're Strange, a film about The Doors on PBS 5/12/10

Postby RickO » Wed May 12, 2010 12:32 pm

This is a great documentary on The Doors. Tune in! Check your local PBS listings.
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Postby jim sanders » Fri May 14, 2010 5:00 pm

8) i watched it last night
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Postby WildcatOne » Sat May 15, 2010 12:38 am

The Doors were no doubt something special. My wife has control over the TV so I don't get to watch anything I might be interested in but I remember watching The Doors play live in a PBS studio one night in 1970, it was around the time LA Woman came out. They played a GREAT 30-minute set and then the plan was to have a panel of "experts" conduct a discussion afterwards about The Doors' music, the lyrics, what their deal was supposed to mean, etc. It was hilarious; within 3 minutes the experts were all at each other's throats, yelling, it almost broke out into a riot (which most Doors shows did back then) and they called off the discussion and brought the band back in to play out the show...I'll try to find out when this show will be on and be sure to watch it. The Doors RULE. Thanks for the tip, Rick O. WC1
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Postby draglist » Sat May 15, 2010 10:53 am

Damn... missed it but I Iove the Doors. bp
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Postby Danny White » Sun May 16, 2010 8:04 am

The Doors did the PBS show because of the Miami incident they pretty much could not play anywhere! Robby Kreiger does not get the credit he is due for his imput in the group. Plus he was the best musician in the group.

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Postby Diana The Doc » Fri May 21, 2010 7:45 am

I saw the recent airing of The Doors "When You're Strange" film, and I also recall seeing the "PBS" studio concert they did as well-- Both are highly recommended viewing... There's no doubt that the level of originality, creativity and talent that Jim Morrison and the rest of the band put into The Doors' music was beautiful, sometimes scary, definitely massive... One thing that I always admired about The Doors while growing up was the way their songs sounded so incredibly perfect no matter where you heard them-- Even in a car with the most stripped down, no frills, "mono" AM radio, their music still projected their unique mood, ambiance and mysterious flare-- It was "mind music" that somehow sneaked its way into the mainstream pop culture-- It's amazing that they managed to "crossover" to pop, even with some songs that were obviously "dark" and "contemplative" ... There's a club 'round these parts called The Starland Ballroom, the engineer we're working with in the recording studio told me that Ray Manzarek (the keyboard player) and one other member of The Doors either did a gig, or was going to do a gig there... Of course it's a shame that Jim Morrison couldn't really handle the pressures of life and wound up leaving us relatively young-- There will never be another one quite like him-- And oh, what a voice-- A voice that can reach the core of your soul... "The Doc" (Celebrity Drag Racing Authority & Visionary)..
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Postby Blaumann » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:19 am

I watch each new generation of kids discover The Doors.
How well i remember listening in Glenn's (RIP) basement, after MUCH herbal research. The lights would be out and Morrison would be screaming that deal in The End.
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Postby WildcatOne » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:11 pm

One night in '67, I was hanging out with my buddies on the North Side. We were all turning on, having fun, being young males making the most out of a Saturday night. One of our buds showed up with his girlfriend and they decided to take their romance a step further than it had been up to that point, ya know...they went in Joe's room, put on The Doors' first album, turned it up all the way and went at it...right at the end of "Light My Fire", the record got stuck on that long, one-chord ending deal with the drums rolling, the organ blasting and the guitar crunching that power chord...for 45 minutes...we of course left 'em alone in there...even I can't forget it, I can't imagine what they were experiencing (or if they were paying attention to it)! Doors rule. Cheers, WC1
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