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.
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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.
Divus Julius presents…Kyanos
KYANOS is a four-piece jazzy-psychedelic band from Suffolk in the United Kingdom consisting of Zach Franklin, Fintan Wightman, Sam Golding and Seth Bauly. They take a large influence in their sound from bands such as Tame Impala, HOMESHAKE and The Doors , as well as each individually enjoying a wide range of different artists, from Dorothy Ashby the jazz harpist to the math rock band toe. All this creates a more eclectic, diverse atmosphere in which the band can explore many different musical paths that come together to create a more unique sound.
The aural tunes of Allah-Las
Rocking LA quartet Allah-Las combine the West Coast psychedelic sound of the Doors with garage and R&B. Three of the members used to work at Hollywood’s Amoeba when they formed in ‘08, so you know you can trust their taste in music. Today they will present their third album “Calico Review” at La2 de l’Apolo.