Were The Doors The Most Perfect Band?

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  1. rlwmmw

    rlwmmw TDPRI Member

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    The doors were great, but I usually only think of them as the greatest when my bass player plays too loud! ;-).
     
  2. studio

    studio Poster Extraordinaire

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    No, your memory is just fine.

    It's everything in the mix that got manhandled during
    remastering etc. The entire LA Woman remaster sounds
    like crap compared to the original. Different reverbs, vocals
    especially.

    I have noticed that on other CD's too. Kansas and even
    some ZZ Top songs like Tush are noticeable. The first thing
    that stands out to me are the effects that are not readily
    available anymore, so they replaced them with a more
    modern unit and it sounds a lot different.

    If you are into vinyl you can do the comparisons.
    Kansas' Dust in the Wind and Carry on my Wayward Son
    are two good examples. The vocals seem to be smothered
    in 80's style verb.
    Also, listen to the lead guitar
    on Tush, different.

    I cringe whenever I have to listen to a song I
    hear that has been altered. Jim would be pissed!
     
  3. Skully

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    Signing a recording contract and using your songs to sell a product are two different kinds of sell-out.
     
  4. greggorypeccary

    greggorypeccary Friend of Leo's

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    Who considers signing a recording contract to be selling out?
     
  5. WaylonFan76

    WaylonFan76 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Musicians who can't get a recording contract.
     
  6. greggorypeccary

    greggorypeccary Friend of Leo's

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    OK. Fixed it. ;)
     
  7. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

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    Beat me to it, hehe:D
     
  9. studio

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    Yup.

    Like Teles and Strats.
     
  10. studio

    studio Poster Extraordinaire

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    Who considers signing a recording contract to be selling out?

    Don't misunderstand me Skully, I was paraphrasing
    what Grace Slick's interpretation of commercial art
    in the music business is.

    She's correct in inferring the type of music
    the record companies were and are pushing.
    Everyone who signs should be on board with that.
    Otherwise one might be deceiving oneself or others.
    ______

    I happen to like the LA Woman album.
    It has a certain polish to it. The songs are
    great and almost every song has had an
    opportunity to be played on the radio throughout
    it's time.

    When I work in downtown LA occasionally, I happen
    to park and at times eat lunch directly across the
    street from the old Morrison Hotel. Until a few years ago,
    you were still able to see the painted window with the
    same lettering. There's many an out of towner
    (from the convention center) that frequent that restaurant
    and I've had a few occasions where I pointed out that building.

    Then, I go into a tailspin and talk about selling out to the man!
     
  11. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Well, coming from someone who sang "We Built
    This City", I'd say she definitely knows "selling out" firsthand.
     
  12. studio

    studio Poster Extraordinaire

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    You got that right! LOL!
     
  13. Rufus

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    Grace Slick is an accomplished painter who has sold her paintings to the highest bidder.

    Does that make her a sellout and negate her art?


    Everybody has to eat... some folks pay the bills digging ditches, others do it by selling their creations.

    I don't see how one is any less respectable than the other.
     
  14. getbent

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    Grace Slick AND Jim Morrison both liked to eat.

    as for selling out... A) you can order more! B) maybe they are really 'buying in'

    and, it is possible that Marconi played the mambo... we may never know for sure.
     
  15. studio

    studio Poster Extraordinaire

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    The same people who bought White Rabbit
    were the same who bought We Built this City.
    Except one was paid for in cash and
    the other in plastic.
     
  16. studio

    studio Poster Extraordinaire

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    a little correction:

    The same people who bought Light my Fire
    were the same who bought We Built this City.
    Except one was paid for in cash and
    the other in plastic.
     
  17. Lefty Addams

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    The Doors? they weren't even important. At all imo.
     
  18. sir humphrey

    sir humphrey Friend of Leo's

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    +1 A bit of a footnote in musical history - and more about Morrison's personality than anything they did creatively. Teenage doggerel set to music.
     
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    Out of respect for Skully I won't say that I agree, but ... :D
     
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    On paper maybe...
     
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