Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Jul 20, 2011 10:33:19 GMT
Oh people, get up and dance The new days comin', it's the end of a chance No need to worry, no need to hide Everybody is on the same side Oh people, get up and dance
The future's ours if we just take a chance No need to hurry, but no time to waste The year 2000 is the cut off date Oh people, get up and dance
Like walkin' along an electric beam It's the old crystal palace dream
Oh people, get up and dance The new days comin', it's the end of a chance The future's ours if we just take a chance So come on people, get up and dance
Yeah, get up and dance C'mon, lets get up and dance Golden days Get up and dance We'll have diamond nights Get up and dance We got sweet light shinin' Get up and dance Golden days Get up and dance We'll have diamond nights C'mon people, get up and dance C'mon, get up and dance Let's dance Get up and dance
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Jul 20, 2011 11:12:39 GMT
One of the problems with Doors MKII was songs like this. Among the poorest of the Full Circle tunes and one that made the huge mistake of thinking girl back up singers and handclaps was a good idea.
With an almost evangelical Disco feel to it that is reminiscent of Ray's attempts to make a religion out of Jim Morrison. For any other band it would be a feel good sing-along toe tapping number to brighten up an album but for The Doors it was almost their nadir. But not quite as that was another song on FC.
The lyric spawned the title of Ray's Nite City bands final album and that's about it really. Musically decent with a nice piano lead from Ray. His vocals are alright but the song is so out of place even for Full Circle. Probably would have been better served on a Manzarek solo album rather than attaching The Doors name to it.
The Doors go middle of the road pop... clearly a pretty desperate effort to produce a hit which it could've been had they given it to Elvis to record nothing against Elvis though, I like much of his stuff; in particular the late 60's 'comeback' era... "Get Up & Dance" has this 70's Elvis feel to it... most def. not my cup of tea but then again not as bad as its flipside, "Treetrunk" which probably is the band's all time low; it was time to close the Doors...
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Jul 22, 2011 9:43:49 GMT
They could not get a decent hit with LHM or ROTS so they were overly optimistic with this one By 1972 The Doors were yesterdays news. Here they were of minor interest and artists like Gary Glitter, Mott The Hoople, T Rex and Chicory Tip left the Doors standing in terms of popularity.
"That's the trouble with reality!.... it's taken far too seriously! I do hope God is good to me and Santa Claus to the children! Celebrate...this parties over...I'm going home!"