Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Aug 19, 2005 9:31:49 GMT
As part of our 40 Years On Theme lets examine the popularity of The Doors which still endures after all this time and continues to grow with each new generation.
Why do YOU think The Doors remain so popular considering the amount of competition from each of the last 3 decades new music? ....and 'What factors' do you think add or detract 'from' and 'to' that popularity as the years have gone by since 1973 and the 'death' of The Doors.
I am planning to feature this theme in the next Scorpywag issue and will use any decent contributions to this debate in the fanzine so lets hear from you guys.....
"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!"
i think the doors have remained so popular through out the last 3 decades because you cannot compare them to any other band in the music world. they are unique. sure there style of music is rock and roll, but i mean unique in their lyrics, the way they played their instruments, their stage performance and presence. everytime i listen to the doors it still sounds fresh, i never grow tired of it. Alot of todays music is so repetitive so i think the younger generation feel the need to look for something new and different, so instead of the present they look to the past for inspiration. and i think this is why the doors have remained so popular! peace
i think the doors continue to enthrall people because their sound doesnt age, it transcends the years and generations. the songs are about real things, yet create fantasy images in the mind. the lead singer was a unique front man, who had mystery, intelligence, charisma and character that i dont think we have seen in a front man since... but of course, if it wasnt for the the other 3 doors, the music probably wouldnt have been the same. each member was equally important. jim's death certainly added mystery and myth/legend to the doors status and as a result more poeple heard the music and got hooked. but its not only the music that people are attracted to, its the philosophy of jim and the doors as a whole and the values and integrity that they or atleast half of them had.
the doors are still up to date with their lyrics if not the unknown soldier would be a wold anthem *war is over*.
a lot of bands try to copy what the doors did in there way of making music and with all the new techniques, but the raw is better *black polished crome*
they still make ppl aware that you are your own god*no limmits , no laws*
on some points they where ahead of their time i even think that shamans blues and who scared you could be top 10 hits now in there original form(its got somekind of breakbeat feeling in the rythm)
some points (i think)
The group had a lot of experts helping them. I read that Robby wanted to use a wah wah pedal on one song and Bruce Botnick I think (might be someone else) told them not to use it cause he didn't want them to date themselves...........
maybe new fans keep comming who have the intention to download something by 3 doors down (and are so naive that they think everything wich comes on the screen is by 3 doors down) which cunt had the idea that the doors played the house of the rising sun? do the doors sound like the animals?
Post by sreamofthebutterfl on Aug 10, 2006 16:44:40 GMT
I think the reason that The Doors have remained so popular is because of the message behind Jim's lyrics and the music backing those great lyrics. Had it not been for The Doors, where would we be musically? We would not have the good fortune to hear such an innovative, unique stand out group. To me, The Doors music and lyrics will never die or grow old. LONG LIVE THE DOORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D
I think the enduring popularity is in part due to the fact that the lead singer “martyred” himself. At least in one sense. Not that I think he wanted to die exactly, and that’s not to say they couldn’t have went on to create enduring music.
It seems to me what separates their last two albums (sans Morrison) is the lack of poetic sensibility. Some of it I enjoy and I know little about musical composition, but I also have a hard time believing Jim would have sung some of that. He burnt a little brighter than the others and therefore inspired them. Their music is always going to endure.
The way in which they fused poetry, music and theater… later drifting more into the bluesy stuff… dunno where I’m going cept you get a feeling of something genuine from them. You could sense that Morrison would put himself on the line for the sake of art no matter what the consequences; and real art Is risk. Not silly bravado of course, but doing your own thing and not giving a shit.
In the end it’s not about what people think about you or what you go thru in life, what you have or don't have, but what maybe you can leave behind. I’m prolly talking bullocks tho… late.