Tag Archives: Jim Morrison

4Ever Songs: The Doors ‘Riders On The Storm’

Deft, sophisticated and yet also strangely ominous, Riders On The Storm is unquestionably one of the best Doors songs of all time. The final track the band recorded with Jim Morrison, it closed out their sublime LA Woman album and also rose to No.14 on the US Billboard singles chart in the period immediately following Morrison’s death – becoming the singer’s suitably haunting swansong more by accident than design.

Best Covers: Echo & The Bunnymen ‘People Are Strange’

Carrying on the theme of  Echo & The Bunnymen providing tracks for Vampire related media and their propensity for delivering incredible covers, this take on The Doors single from 1967 suggests that McCulloch could easily have stood in for Jim Morrison on the band’s 2002 reformation, a part filled byThe Doorss Ian Astbury. This cover gained the band further cult status by association with movie fans and remains a classic late 80s cut.  Revel in the fuzzy VHS quality of the MTV clip.

Music by Bergman: The Visual 

The Visual is an Amsterdam-based outfit consisting of Anna van Rij (vocals/guitar), Timon Persoon (synths/electronics/keys) and Tim van Oosten (drums/percussion). Signed to Mink Records in 2017, they released their debut EP ‘Translation’ on December 15th 2017 at packed show at one of Amsterdam’s finest venues: de Melkweg.

That dreamy, cinematic quality runs through all eight tracks of the band’s debut album ‘Moments Of Being” released last year. Jim Morrison and Nick Cave are touchstones too, admired for their intensity and passion, but her real hero is the artist she’s most frequently been compared to, particularly in terms of singing – Jeff Buckley.