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2013-05-20 07:37:32 PM
RIP. Love the Doors, one of my favorites growing up and I'm still quite young..
 
2013-05-20 07:40:52 PM
that sucks.  The Doors are probably, on balance, overrated, but they were really farking good.

their recent live albums were pretty good. the May 1970 Pittsburgh just smokes.  that was a hot farking band.  There's a great "Mystery Train > Away in India > Mstery Train" (with "So What" teases all farking over it) that just roils with dark energy.  i have a Detroit '68 (?) boot that is not great quality but they farking rocked.

RIP Mr. manzarek.  You were a formative part of my adolescence, and I'll be sure to listen to you tonight.  and say hi to Jim for us.
 
2013-05-20 07:43:23 PM
Shine on you crazy diamond.
 
2013-05-20 07:43:46 PM
Jim is not dead, subby ..... I have it on the highest authority he is still laying low with Elvis in the Caymans....
/rip Ray
 
2013-05-20 07:44:13 PM
I guess this pic just went up in value... met him in 1988 or 89, and he was one of the sweetest celebs I ever met..

The story behind this is funny. I was at a video show, and we were a reseller of a POV solution for video stores. He was there promoting the Doors video of the movie with Val Kilmer. I saw a line forming, and jumped in and was maybe 5th in line. I was wearing a name tag, since I was an exhibitor at the show, and he looked at me and said, "Hey, Michelle, is this for you?" I forgot I was wearing a name tag and just gaped at him, and he said, "Michelle, you told me you would always remember the night we spent together, I knew you'd forget," and I laughed, and he laughed, and we chatted through his next few autograph signings. He was a really sweet guy, and made my day that day. Sad to see a legend go.


i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-20 07:44:43 PM
Sad.  Used to listen to his radio show on 107.7 in the Bay Area back in the day.  Hell, the picture shown in the article, at the Golden Gate Bridge visitors center, is maybe a 30 second walk from where I currently live.  I definitely has a sad.

RIP, Ray.
 
2013-05-20 07:45:32 PM
This is the end...
 
2013-05-20 07:47:44 PM
Loved his opening to Soul Kitchen.

Hope Jim's showing you the way to the biggest whisky bar there is.
 
2013-05-20 07:48:12 PM

ottosmom: I guess this pic just went up in value... met him in 1988 or 89, and he was one of the sweetest celebs I ever met..

The story behind this is funny. I was at a video show, and we were a reseller of a POV solution for video stores. He was there promoting the Doors video of the movie with Val Kilmer. I saw a line forming, and jumped in and was maybe 5th in line. I was wearing a name tag, since I was an exhibitor at the show, and he looked at me and said, "Hey, Michelle, is this for you?" I forgot I was wearing a name tag and just gaped at him, and he said, "Michelle, you told me you would always remember the night we spent together, I knew you'd forget," and I laughed, and he laughed, and we chatted through his next few autograph signings. He was a really sweet guy, and made my day that day. Sad to see a legend go.


[i44.tinypic.com image 360x639]


It's personalized, which degrades the value heavily (according to those "serious" in the collection business)  Keep it forever, nobody will ever get his autograph again.
 
2013-05-20 07:48:13 PM
I guess that spot behind the B3 came open.
 
2013-05-20 07:49:58 PM
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-05-20 07:50:09 PM
Whose modmin cock did subby have to slobber on for this one to go green?

Should have been one of the "break on through" headlines.

/Fat Keanu gets instagreened.  farking modmins
 
2013-05-20 07:51:22 PM
Ray and his organ will be on display tonight 5-8 PM at Applebaum's Funeral Home.
 
2013-05-20 07:51:45 PM
Submitted this with a much lamer headline.

RIP Mr. Manzarek.
 
2013-05-20 07:53:31 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Whose modmin cock did subby have to slobber on for this one to go green?

Should have been one of the "break on through" headlines.

/Fat Keanu gets instagreened.  farking modmins


I think i messed up as one of the links was to the slpc and i didnt preview, so ModMin must have thought i was messing with the queue.
 
2013-05-20 07:54:42 PM

Cooper420: Keep it forever, nobody will ever get his autograph again.


This .
 
2013-05-20 07:55:09 PM
So the music is half-over.
half the lights are turned off.
 
2013-05-20 07:55:43 PM
Saw "Strange Days" (a Doors tribute band) a few months ago (opened for Led Zepagain.)

It was nice to hear the music played live without a completely stoned idiot trying to sing through it.  The Jim Morrison was tremendous and coherent and the Ray Manzarek, like the real one, was one hell of a musician.

RIP keyboard and glasses guy.
 
2013-05-20 07:56:10 PM
At last, Ray and Jim are back together!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xZZPOgAoj0
 
2013-05-20 07:57:56 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Whose modmin cock did subby have to slobber on for this one to go green?

Should have been one of the "break on through" headlines.

/Fat Keanu gets instagreened.  farking modmins


I preferred my "Ray Manzarek finally shuts up about Jim Morrison" headline.
 
2013-05-20 07:58:52 PM

Cooper420: ottosmom: I guess this pic just went up in value... met him in 1988 or 89, and he was one of the sweetest celebs I ever met..

The story behind this is funny. I was at a video show, and we were a reseller of a POV solution for video stores. He was there promoting the Doors video of the movie with Val Kilmer. I saw a line forming, and jumped in and was maybe 5th in line. I was wearing a name tag, since I was an exhibitor at the show, and he looked at me and said, "Hey, Michelle, is this for you?" I forgot I was wearing a name tag and just gaped at him, and he said, "Michelle, you told me you would always remember the night we spent together, I knew you'd forget," and I laughed, and he laughed, and we chatted through his next few autograph signings. He was a really sweet guy, and made my day that day. Sad to see a legend go.


[i44.tinypic.com image 360x639]

It's personalized, which degrades the value heavily (according to those "serious" in the collection business)  Keep it forever, nobody will ever get his autograph again.


Or, you could sell it on CRAIGSLIST!

/Ray Manzarek did the keyboard work for the song.
 
2013-05-20 07:59:16 PM
Now The Music's truly over.
 
2013-05-20 07:59:34 PM

BKITU: Or, you could sell it on CRAIGSLIST!


Do you want some styrofoam peanuts?
 
2013-05-20 08:01:32 PM
Uncut!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBBOJhk-Brk

Royale With Cheese: At last, Ray and Jim are back together!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xZZPOgAoj0

 
2013-05-20 08:02:34 PM
If I never heard another Doors' song before I died, I would not be disappointed.
Not to take away from the accomplishments of Ray, and his band. from back in their day...
But sorry... you weren't that good of a band to be played daily on countless radio stations, for the last 40 farking years.

/RIP overrated band guy
 
2013-05-20 08:02:34 PM
You mean 2/3 complete subz. Rip Ray. Always liked the Doors. My ex FiL saw them twice, and when the movie came out he would biatch that the audience wasn't like that at Doors shows. Csb
 
2013-05-20 08:05:25 PM

Ooba Tooba: You mean 2/3 complete subz. Rip Ray. Always liked the Doors. My ex FiL saw them twice, and when the movie came out he would biatch that the audience wasn't like that at Doors shows. Csb


Member count fail.
 
2013-05-20 08:05:57 PM

Ooba Tooba: You mean 2/3 complete subz.


So Kreiger and Densmore count as only one, then?
 
2013-05-20 08:08:19 PM

bearded clamorer: If I never heard another Doors' song before I died, I would not be disappointed.
Not to take away from the accomplishments of Ray, and his band. from back in their day...
But sorry... you weren't that good of a band to be played daily on countless radio stations, for the last 40 farking years.

/RIP overrated band guy


You sound like an angry, bearded man. Sure, The Doors have fueled young, male, teenage angst among other things, yet they also made music that has stood the test of time. They represent the 60's spirit fully. I hope you someday revisit your youth and find yourself smitten by their affections.
 
2013-05-20 08:12:09 PM
Can't talk about Ray without mentioning he was the producer of X's first four albums.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i19TYrxTS2A
 
2013-05-20 08:15:34 PM

Royale With Cheese: bearded clamorer: If I never heard another Doors' song before I died, I would not be disappointed.
Not to take away from the accomplishments of Ray, and his band. from back in their day...
But sorry... you weren't that good of a band to be played daily on countless radio stations, for the last 40 farking years.

/RIP overrated band guy

You sound like an angry, bearded man. Sure, The Doors have fueled young, male, teenage angst among other things, yet they also made music that has stood the test of time. They represent the 60's spirit fully. I hope you someday revisit your youth and find yourself smitten by their affections.


I am an angry bearded man (See username).
The first piece of music I ever purchased was an 8 Track of Iron Butterfly.
That shiat hasn't held up very well, either.

/Let it go
 
2013-05-20 08:16:05 PM
video.mail.ru

RIP, golden boy!
 
2013-05-20 08:17:37 PM
as long as the bass player is ok
 
2013-05-20 08:18:16 PM
Damn, hell of a keyboardist.
 
2013-05-20 08:19:02 PM
The Doors are my favorite band of all time, bar none, and Ray was the glue that held it all together. For that, RIP.

For riding Jim Morrison's coattails for 42 years, Ray, the best that can be said is that at least now we don't have to hear you waxing rhapsodic about him anymore, as if the myth eclipsed the music. It didn't, and it doesn't.
 
2013-05-20 08:19:49 PM
I think he was the most talented member of the band, rocking a Rhodes Piano because the band lacked a bass player then switching to a Vox Continental for Organ solos was pretty revolutionary for the time, most groups that used a keyboard only had one.
 
2013-05-20 08:20:55 PM
The number of times I listen to the Doors by choice these days is zero.  There are many bands that have been played so many freaking times on the radio throughout my life that I could go twenty years without hearing them again:  The Doors, Aerosmith, U2, The Police, Boston...

And the Doors were pretty much a one-trick pony.  All their music is pretty damned "same sounding."  Maybe it was the vocal dullness of Jim Morrison, the fledgling-at-best guitar playing of Robby Krieger.  I don't know.

Despite this,  I salute Manzarek today for what the band was able to accomplish with so many limitations.
 
2013-05-20 08:21:45 PM
Last saw "The Doors" play on a summer night a few years back at Pine Knob, MI. Ian Astbury of The Cult was playing/singing the role of Jim and did a very admirable good job of it. Toward the end of the show, security somehow allowed a bunch of people thugs up on stage and they created a crush around Ray and Robbie, which effectively ended the music and turned off the lights. It was sad and I once again felt bad that my town (Detroit) was ruining things for other people. Apparently the drum was missing cymbals, etc., for the next night's show, which may have been in Cleveland (these things were stolen as "souvenirs," in broad sight of the 15,000+ who were present).

Overall though, the show was great and catapulted us back through the ages to a simpler time of purely American love and freedom.

You go to the skies, Ray! Soar on through them, hand in hand, with your friends Jim, Jimi and Janis. Sit down and recreate events with lady-friends of yore at the edge of the great Crystal Sea, while heavenly waters lap at your feet and around your toes. We'll be there with you very soon!
 
2013-05-20 08:22:31 PM
I submitted this with "Two Doors Down"

Goodnight keyboard man.
 
2013-05-20 08:25:51 PM

bearded clamorer: If I never heard another Doors' song before I died, I would not be disappointed.
Not to take away from the accomplishments of Ray, and his band. from back in their day...
But sorry... you weren't that good of a band to be played daily on countless radio stations, for the last 40 farking years.

/RIP overrated band guy


I haven't listened to regular classic rock radio in years, but I would think if you tuned in today you would still hear the playlist from hell in rotation; Sweet Home Alabama, Layla, Hotel California, Sharp Dressed Man, et al... absolute torture!

To be fair, it's not like the bands ask for that, but I'm sure they appreciate the royalties. And it used to really piss me off that they never played the unknown songs from an album.

I can say this about The Doors; although there were a number of singers that went on to emulate Jim Morrison, they had a unique overall sound you didn't hear copied. The Police is another example of that type of band.

Beatles, Led Zep and Nirvana on the other hand...
 
2013-05-20 08:25:52 PM
Yeah, fark off, Ray.  alternate censored version:  Yeah, sod off, Ray.

/obscure?
//just a movie reference, RIP to the man, used to love the Doors
 
2013-05-20 08:26:14 PM
He was (supposedly) an asshole, but damn if he wasn't a great organist, and riff-maker. RIP
 
2013-05-20 08:26:18 PM
That sucks about Manzerak.   I just watched an interview with David Crosby last night.  David Crosby was apparently not a big fan of Jim Morrison .Anyway he told a story about Janis Joplin getting into a fight with him.  Janis hit him over the head with (what else?) a bottle of Southern Comfort and knocked him out.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfxZGB0DBZY">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=OfxZGB0DBZY   (Skip to about 10:15 to hear Crosby talking about Morrison)

Anyway, Manzerak's passing is even more sad because I saw John Densmore on Charlie Rose a couple weeks ago and it sounded like he was open to the idea of getting back together with the rest of the Doors.
 
2013-05-20 08:28:22 PM
Wow...

I recently learned that Mr. Manzarek played keyboard on a song on Weird Al's 'Alpocalypse' in 2011.
 
2013-05-20 08:28:27 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Saw "Strange Days" (a Doors tribute band) a few months ago (opened for Led Zepagain.)

It was nice to hear the music played live without a completely stoned idiot trying to sing through it.  The Jim Morrison was tremendous and coherent and the Ray Manzarek, like the real one, was one hell of a musician.

RIP keyboard and glasses guy.



  just curious...does Strange Days keyboard player do left hand bass??
 
2013-05-20 08:28:52 PM
the cause was bile duct cancer

As a wise man once said ... bile low, sell high.


/I'll go sit in the corner now
 
2013-05-20 08:41:42 PM
Time to light the funeral pyre.
 
2013-05-20 08:43:02 PM
www.nndb.com
RIP, Ray.
 
2013-05-20 08:43:48 PM

bearded clamorer: Royale With Cheese: bearded clamorer: If I never heard another Doors' song before I died, I would not be disappointed.
Not to take away from the accomplishments of Ray, and his band. from back in their day...
But sorry... you weren't that good of a band to be played daily on countless radio stations, for the last 40 farking years.

/RIP overrated band guy

You sound like an angry, bearded man. Sure, The Doors have fueled young, male, teenage angst among other things, yet they also made music that has stood the test of time. They represent the 60's spirit fully. I hope you someday revisit your youth and find yourself smitten by their affections.

I am an angry bearded man (See username).
The first piece of music I ever purchased was an 8 Track of Iron Butterfly.
That shiat hasn't held up very well, either.

/Let it go


It's okay, John. If you were here with me now, I'd give you a very long and large hug. I'd listen to you. Hear you out. Discuss potential solutions for the problems we've got. I feel like after such a session you'd feel better, perhaps even "good," but either way, I just wanna reach out to you on this sad, sad afternoon. Chin up, John! Let's get through this.
 
2013-05-20 08:45:00 PM

DrPainMD: Time to light the funeral pyre.


Too soon, man!
 
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