It’s funny I haven’t listen to WHYY’s Fresh Air in weeks if not months, yesterday I dialed in and bang another great interview.
Ironically, just a couple weeks ago Harry Shearer at La Show tagged her good for over use of “so” - it hurt.
And this interview was great because Ray Manzarek is such an animated interviewee.
It was only a 20 minute clip from an interview back in 1998 -
The reason I’m bringing it up is the last few minutes contain one of the best self descriptions of a song going from initial idea to being fleshed out into the mega-hit “(come on baby) Light My Fire.”
Down right beautiful… TromboneAndrew I think you’d get a kick out of it.
The mythology surrounding The Doors has centered largely on its lead singer, Jim Morrison, who died under mysterious circumstances in 1971. Morrison is still considered one of rock music's tortured poets and sex gods, but instrumentally, The Doors' distinctive sound was based on Ray Manzarek's keyboard playing. His are the riffs made famous in such songs such as "Riders on the Storm," "Break on Through" and "People Are Strange."