Saturday, September 02, 2006

Number 851 - The Doors



Number 851

The Doors

"Touch Me"

(1968)
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Genre:Rock

Fragging Sue Me !
Yes, sigh, its true, i discovered The Doors music ten years after Jim Morrison died. Why do i feel like i am in a court of law right at this moment?If it pleases the court, when i did finally become a convert of Jim Morrison & Co, i studied their every word, listened to every album, read every article, aquired the bootlegs, bought the bloody T shirt and stuck the flaming poster on the wall!

There! Am i *$!*^% forgiven?

The most uneven studio album recorded with Jim Morrison in the group, partially because their experiments with brass and strings on about half the tracks weren't entirely successful. More to the point, though, this was their weakest overall set of material, low lights including filler like "Do It" and "Runnin' Blue," a strange bluegrass-soul blend that was a small hit. On the other hand, about half the record is quite good, especially the huge hit "Touch Me" (their most successful integration of orchestration), the vicious hard rock riffs of "Wild Child," the overlooked "Shaman's Blues," and the lengthy title track, a multi-part suite that was one of the band's best attempts to mix rock with poetry. "Tell All the People" and "Wishful Sinful," both penned by Robbie Krieger, were uncharacteristically wistful tunes that became small hits. ~ [Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide]
For more of the Doors see Numbers 746 & 729
What does RS think of the Doors?
Sex, death, reptiles, charisma, and a unique variant of the electric blues gave the Doors an aura of profundity that not only survived but has grown during the 30 years since Jim Morrison's death. By themselves, Morrison's lyrics read like adolescent posturings, but with his sexually charged delivery, Ray Manzarek's dry organ, and Robby Krieger's jazzy guitar, they became eerie, powerful, almost shamanistic invocations that hinted at a familiarity with darker forces, and, in Morrison’s case, an obsession with excess and death. At its best, the Doors’ music — “Light My Fire,” “L.A. Woman” — has come to evoke a noirish view of ’60s California that contrasts sharply with the era’s prevailing folky, trippy style. ~ [Source: Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Well, you see its like this...) and the Album ranked at (The whole album just, well ... sucked)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 61 out of 108

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