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Old 01-17-03, 03:56 PM
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The Doors (2003 version)

Anyone catch the Tonight Show last night (1/16)? The new version of the Doors performed "Light My Fire". I sat there just smiling... half way thinking how silly and half of me thinking how cool. I mean, Stewart Copeland and Ian Astbury... interesting. I will say this, if they HAD to go and do that then Ian Astbury makes alot of sense in that role. I know they've been playing together recently, but that was the first time I got to see it.
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Old 01-17-03, 04:06 PM
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I'd really prefer to see John Dinsmore, but I know he's unable to perform. I'll probably go see them when they tour anyhow. Copeland is cool too.

I really, really, really hope they do NOT cut a new album under the name "The Doors".
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Old 01-17-03, 04:13 PM
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Are they planning on touring? Those guys have been so careful not to allow their music to be used in commercials. I wonder then if they'd go on tour like that just to rake in the bucks... which to me is not much different than selling your songs (something I don't think is a big deal).
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Old 01-17-03, 04:46 PM
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I'm pretty sure they're touring right now. I know they just played here not too long ago...
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Old 01-17-03, 06:36 PM
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I may be wrong but I think "Riders on the Storm" has been used in advertisements in the UK.

I have always thought that various Stranglers tunes were more than a little Doors-esque (in no small part down to Dave Greenfield's keyboards) and so would have liked the idea of Hugh Cornwell as the vocalist in the 2002/2003 version.
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I thought Eddie Vedder did an awesome job when he sang with The Doors at their R&R HOF induction back in '93. It would have been cool to see them do some more work together.
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Despite the fact that the other members are claiming that he can't tour for health reasons, John Densmore has made it clear that he thinks this 'reunion' tour is a joke and he wants no part of it. He also claims that Ray Manzarek (sp?) would love to sell the Doors' songs for commercials, but he always vetoes it.
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How can there be a reunion without your ONLY LEAD SINGER
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They dressed Ian up in Jim's clothes and got him a perm.
Ray is great, but REALITY-
No NEW songs.
The POET has left the building.
Instead of a more daring choice they are using a sorta-ringer.

This is called a Cover Band.....as authentic as Mike Love's "Beach Boys".
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Old 01-18-03, 07:21 PM
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this version of the Doors sucks. the singer doesn't have anywhere near the charisma that morrison had. plus, [totally superficial] manzarek looks like a complete hoser now - as in enormously big ego and horrible wannabe eurotrashy clothes[/totally superficial].

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