Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Jan 23, 2011 12:56:25 GMT
The Doors: The Mosquito
From the final Doors throw of the dice 'Full Circle' this single was notable for being the most 'irritating' and rather fun Doors record in the history of the band. Oddly enough it has even managed to find an audience with the new generation of Doors fans thanks to its inclusion on the Greatest Hits package the band released in 2000. It has always sounded to me like Robby got drunk one evening and amused himself by writing the song for a laff as it's a rather insane ditty! Perhaps thinking of Jim and combining insects with Mexican food. Classic! Some sublime Ray organ juxtaposes nicely with a cool Densmore back beat and once again some excellent guitar playing from RK. The years 1971 and 1972 truly his best Doors moments, musicianship never being a weak point with the Post Jim Doors. The song featured strongly during the bands 1972 US and European tours and was a crowd pleaser by all accounts and its easy to see why as it both infuriates and entertains in the same breath with an easy going Robby lyric that hardly challenges Morrison but is fun in its slightness. Robby's vocals were never a strong point for the band but he does rather well with such a silly song. Amazingly the single actually breached the top 100 in the US making # 85 which was very respectful considering most Post Jim material generally did badly. A nice 'light side' to a band that conspired with the 'Dark Side' for so long and well worth a listen even if it will drive you nuts! The B Side 'It Slipped My Mind' by complete contrast is the worst Doors song ever recorded and should be strung up by its feet and horsewhipped.
'No me moleste mosquito' Jim Morrison could never have said it better!
Scorpywag Fanzine Spring 2005 By Alex Patton from Stockton On Tees, England.
"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!"