“Ray Manzarek and I were the rhythm section, the bass and the drums and so, you know, thank God that we felt the pocket the same, because that’s everything. That’s the groove, that’s what makes people dance.” – John Densmore, 2014.Photo (c) Michael Ochs Archive
“I don't play just one-two-three-four. I try to play melodies. When we're improvising in the middle of a tune, I may try to answer something the organ or guitar has played.” – John Densmore to Hit Parader in 1967.
“…And their secret weapon was a shy, spacey physics student named Robby Krieger. A flamenco guitarist who had been playing electric guitar for only six months when he joined the band, Krieger had a marvelous melodic knack.” –Guitar World, February 2003.
First look: The limited-edition LP of The Doors' "Ghost Song" with Peter Lafarge's "Drums" to benefit Honor The Treaties will be available Friday for Record Store Day. Find your local indie record store: [www.recordstoreday.com/|mysp.ac/G80n]
"I don't think that our audience limits us. When we play, the kids are staring. They can't take their eyes off the stage.” -Robby Krieger speaking with Hullabaloo about short attention spans of audiences, November 1968.
"They were all individuals, but when they were together they were a true band. And they shared everything equally and nobody stood out as more important than anybody else.” - Jac Holzman, founder of Elektra Records, on the group dynamics of The Doors.