jim morrison: poseur or shaman?

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Re: jim morrison: poseur or shaman?

Postby redrabid on Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:36 am

Of course there is more to it, music is never one-dimensional. But the glitter always shines through.
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Re: jim morrison: poseur or shaman?

Postby Susan Butcher on Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:34 am

Iron Butterfly were a bit fake, but I get a giggle out of listening to them. I don't think they were as cluelessly fake as Strawberry Alarm Clock were. ("Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow" is an accidental exception.) The Doors sound naff without being fun, and that's the problem for me.

Dream-like rather than glittery is how I think of it. We've all been to that place whether we remember or not. To bring back an entertaining and evocative chunk of it as music is a great achievement. I think of psychedelic music as a relative of Surrealism; horribly beautiful and blackly hilarious, a madness that is truth, terrifying ecstasies, and so on. Gloom just doesn't make it.
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Re: jim morrison: poseur or shaman?

Postby usedtobebabson on Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:58 am

Sounds like your glass is half empty with the Doors Susan. As I recall they weren't all gloom. You could say JA was about gloom from Volunteers on.
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Re: jim morrison: poseur or shaman?

Postby nicktecky on Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:35 pm

Would that be gloom with a view?
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Re: jim morrison: poseur or shaman?

Postby Susan Butcher on Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:17 am

I know, I'm probably not giving them a fair shake. It just annoyed me that they were considered so cool by my peers when better West Coast groups had been forgotten.
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