The Doors Trio as songwriters? Mar 8, 2011 18:41:47 GMT
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Mar 8, 2011 18:41:47 GMT
Jul 16, 2006 21:20:57 GMT @jym said:
After Jim died it seems that The Doors dropped out of sight. It's always surprised me that none of them went on to be stellar producers. I know Ray worked a little with X.
Good point. One would think that they learned a great deal from working with a producer as good as Paul Rothchild and could have used that to help some up and coming artist.
It seems that they were pretty selfish in that regard and once they realised what a nice little earner Jim was did not bother.
Of all of them Ray has proved the most active and his work with poets has been outstanding.
Also his classical foray with carmina Burana was brilliant.
He should have tried to make more of that classic/rock fusion.
He was not just a great organ player but was a damn good pianist as Carmina sjowed.
John has done very little except his Tribaljazz project that fizzled out before it started but has done some nice collaberations with poets and native American and Iranian musicians.
Robby for me has wasted his talent with dull lifeless instrumental albums that show nothing of the magic of The Doors or even The Butts Band.
It's sad that two of them now waste their time as a tribute act and the other one doing the odd cameo.
These guys were stellar musicians and should have showed more of themselves after The Doors.
Obviously the thread is about their songwriting and I think your synergy point is valid.
They seemed to do well in this regard with Other Voices as lekely the Morrison influence was there and maybe they wanted to show him what they could do.
Robby wrote some good stuff for Butts Band and Ray did well on his solo albums.
Ray and John were not as natural songwriters as Robby an dfor me he should have done a Robin Trower and found his own Jimmy Dewar and written some good songs.
John could have fitted in with a lot of bands from the time and I am sure he would have been welcome.
Maybe he could have found some collaberator as he did with Jack Conrad and written some more.
It all seems such a waste now and is a shame.