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The Doors 'The Very Best of The Doors'

Jun 27

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007  RssIcon

Cluas Verdict: 1 out of 10

First there was "The Best Of". Now there is "The Very Best Of". I'd hate to hear the outtakes.

The Doors In this review we shall attempt to disprove the theory that everyone who writes about music is a failed musician. Not me, mister. No sirree. Unless beating out a semi rhythmical tattoo on the steering wheel or playing Satisfaction (I Can't Get No) on the top string of my brother's guitar counts, I have never strummed, plucked, shaken, hit at, tinkled or blown into anything. This is primarily because I am concerned that, were I to attempt to, the result might end up sounding like The Doors. I hate The Doors.

That they continue to be so highly thought of, half a lifetime after they last inflicted an original tune on the world has, in my view, absolutely everything to do with the fact that their singer stiffed the leg at a ridiculously young age. Surely be to all that's holy, it can't be because of the music. Light my Fire, Riders on the Storm, Hello I Love You and People are Strange are all here in all their dirgelike glory, each of them more aimless and tuneless and filled with Jimbo Morrison's bad poetry than the last. Truly, this is the kind of stuff that would have the "You're a Star" judges rushing to the nearest internet cafe, yelling "Google me a recruitment website, hold the coffee" quicker than you can say "There's a killer on the road - His brain is squirming like a toad"

For the cloth eared and the drug addled only.

Michael O'Hara

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3 comment(s) so far...

Re: The Doors "The Very Best of The Doors"

your a very talented writer Mr o hara....very witty indeed.... i do like 'people are strange' however more for its ehhh kwirky quality... and the insane pleasure it gives me while i prance around dance acting the song in my room privately of course ....people are strange when your a stranger..... im going to put it on now actually- try it full volume as soon as you wake up in the morning gets the blood flowing yano.........pah ha.........

By beelzebub on   Sunday, July 01, 2007

Re: The Doors "The Very Best of The Doors"

Thanks for the kind words, Beelzebub. My, you Doors fans are a placid and understanding bunch. It must be all the drugs. :-)

You are a prance around dancer too? I don't know who sent them the film, but the guys who made this show have definitely seen me in "action" somehow.

By Michael on   Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Re: The Doors "The Very Best of The Doors"

how about going bigger and actually criticizing with, at least, some basis to fall back on?
1. poetry is subjective
2. ever heard of a keyboardist called Ray Manzarek??
3. if ur sooo tough please be my guest try and bring down a masterpiece like the end

By lila on   Monday, April 21, 2008

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