The Doors - Riders On The Storm (ORIGINAL!) - driving with Jim


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(re-upload tanjadoor) facts & lyrics below: Riders on the storm Riders on the storm Into this house we're born Into this world we're thrown Like a dog without a bone An actor out alone Riders on the storm There's a killer on the road His brain is squirmin' like a toad Take a long holiday Let your children play If ya give this man a ride Sweet family will die Killer on the road, yeah Girl ya gotta love your man Girl ya gotta love your man Take him by the hand Make him understand The world on you depends Our life will never end Gotta love your man, yeah Wow! Riders on the storm Riders on the storm Into this house we're born Into this world we're thrown Like a dog without a bone An actor out alone Riders on the storm Riders on the storm Riders on the storm Riders on the storm Riders on the storm Riders on the storm "Riders On The Storm" was the last song recorded by the members of The Doors, according to Ray, as well as Jim´s last recorded song to be released (recorded December 1970 - January 1971 - released in June ´71). According to Robby, it was inspired by the song "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend." The song is played in the E Dorian mode, and incorporates real sound effects of thunder and rain, along with Ray´s Fender Rhodes electric piano playing, which emulates the sound of rain. The song was recorded at the Doors Workshop in December 1970 with the assistance of Bruce Botnick, their longtime engineer, who was co-producing the recording sessions. Jim recorded his main vocals and then whispered the lyrics over them to create the echo effect. The single was released in 1971, shortly before Jim´s death, entering the Hot 100 on 3 July 1971, the day that Jim died. The Doors' former producer, Paul Rothchild left prior to the sessions as he did not like the album, or the song, calling it "cocktail music". Their engineer Bruce Botnick was selected to produce the album instead. The band's drummer John Densmore wrote a 1990 book called Riders on the Storm, detailing the story of his life and his time with the group. Ray Manzarek and guitarist Roy Rogers covered this song as an instrumental duet on their 2008 album "Ballads Before the Rain". In November 2009, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame under the category Rock (track).



Bob Donovan
Both my parents left the East and met each other on the West coast in 66. They heard things were "happening" out there. The music, the parties, the cars, the political atmosphere. Same for me in the 80's. We had to find the "party" or the "concert" or the roller staking rink or the fire in the woods where everyone was drinking. Long trips out the lake in the summer were amazing. Today, my children have instant social communication on demand. They have in-home entertainment. They have everything at their fingertips except the real tangible feeling of discovering people face to face. It's sad that today we know everything, but have experienced nothing.
clayhart33
He’s drinking beer and while driving a fastback , after the gas station attendant light his cigarette... god this man was cool.
Ilham Nugroho
2019 anyone?
PenacHo 13
There Is no doubt that Manzarek was one of the best keyboardists on the rock scene.
K4SYAN LEKUS
I'm 2018 years old and i love this music
Thomas Holmes
Nothing better than smokin at the gas station.
diego consafo
Incredible that I have heard this song over 1000 times, and it doesn't get old.....the percussion puts me in a trance. For me Morrison and the Doors the best ever. Thanks for posting.
Benson Hedges
Smoking at a gas station thats how you know the times were better
Yes Ready
So glad to have been a part of the world before cell phones, computers, video games, cable tv and the whole digital age. We've lost something in the process, a connection to the earth that I fear is gone forever. On the other hand, it's great to be alive in the information age, with all of the potential that comes with global communication at light speed. Thanks for sharing.
sveiinnordal
I grew up in a small village i Norway, Scandinavia, and bought a cassette on the bookstore: "The best of the Doors" in 1982. At the time i thought they were a new band, cause they didnt sound like anyone, and of course, Morrison looked modern at the time - at least on that cover from 1982. Immedeately I discovered that this was music beoynd time and geography. And it became the soundtrack for me and some other young rebels on the other side of the Atlantic :) And though I loved - and love - everything Doors did, this one along with some others is my favourite. (the obvious ones are the best, boring as it may be - the end, when the musics over, break on through, though some may differ to make them selves alternative). For me, Riders on the Storm is the best rock-track ever, number one over Beatles A day in the Life.
Jack roper
it was March, 1971 in San Francisco.  it was night time, and I was looking at the street lights, listening to this song, while smoking panama Red. I graduated in June 1971, and Joined the marines!  I lived 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, and feel lucky to be still strong and alive. what memories! hard to believe. what a different world in San Francisco back in the day.
Rhkarekar KAREKAR
Need For Speed Underground 2
siddiquee noor bappi
U dont need drugs to be high,u just need the doors
angela lewis
TIMELESS MUSIC. LOVE THE DOORS.
Mell VIP
Я один русский? 😕
Vertigo Music Magazine
I live in the city that Jim Morrison was born- Melbourne, Florida. :) There's a small motel down the street that's called "Riders on the Storm" with a picture of Jim on their sign. And his house is right downtown. It's very cool.
SezLoc 422
Still one of the greatest band ever! 2018
virgo 19
I was a teenager in the late 60's early 70's..With all the technology that we have now.. can't someone please make a pill, a time machine, where we can go back in time.. live life in the 60's-70's...I wouldn't come back.. life was happy, free, music was music, ppl were real..ppl were happy. If only
Wecos Chavez
A mi papá le encantaba esa canción...ahora el descansa..y yo la escucho por el para recordarlo como la cantaba...😪😫
juan aumala
Porque te nos fuiste Jim quería disfrutar uno de tus conciertos :’(
BRUH
2018 anyone?
DJTexan 4202
1971 No millenials complaining about choking when you smoke in public. Awesome muscle cars rhat didnt have tight seats and annoying shoulder belts that will probably choke you before a cigarette would. Sports were still played tough without so many rules. Best of all the great music and THE DOORS!!!
Adorador Cult
Brasil também ama The Doors! 😂 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷
Людмила Кулешова
Как можно гению уйти из жизни в 27? Печаль...
Baz TheMan
Old mustangs and a world with less technology. The new mustang is fully loaded and handles a bit better.
Josiah Quincy
Morrison driving a Shelby thru the American desert; enough said.
Liz Quinn
God love him he was demented 😔
Ruthless Yankee Farang Z900
Smoking at the gas station. haha
Marcus
NEED FOR SPEED UNDERGROUND 2
El Tique
Jim's outfit could be straight out of 2018, holy shit
Valerie REDHOUSE
in 1998 my friend bought the riders on the storm t shirt for my birthday. Wore it to 8th grade math class. THE teach started singing it... inspired it
Cangreburguito 69
Hoy cumpliría 75 años Jim Morrison, descansa en paz y gracias por obras maestras como estas.
Rafael Cerrajero Giménez
O.key Friends & Misters...🙄
Persephone Wardlow
Why did you died sweet Jim. You open the doors to us and now you slam the door and left us without a goodbye
Афон Слепцовский
God damn, Mustang fastback, rock music, long road, 60's, freedom, girls in bikini, smokin on gasoline station - the best video ever!!!
Gary Barnfather
visited his grave in Paris 1983 cheers too who ever left a block of Hash on the grave I soon put it in the pipe
Paulo Rodrigo
2019 anyone?
Frederico Santiago
I Need to drive this machine
Alex George
damn he was hot
Anthony Acosta
I ABSOLUTELY love this song and Jim Morrison, but I still don't know.. he was hitchhiking, got picked up by the stranger. Did he kill the freakin' guy and steal his car?
Joel sedarek
33,3% Psycodelic 33,3%rock 33,3% American Road 0,0% Justin Bieber
PrairieBoy99
The notes say the song was written in E Dorian, and I remember it in the key of E. But this version is in F - they must have sped it up before they posted it to YouTube.
Blues Rain
Riders On The Storm.....................
kevin wallas
Need For Speed Underground 2
Miles Jolly
Great song and video but you really shouldn't smoke at a petrol station
Juan Carlos Islas Barajas
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Наталья Наталья
Наконец то! Я нашла эту песню!!!
Marthin Nielsen
Oh the Underground <3
Rabbit
RIP Jim
Ginijkumar Vaishnav
I love the fact that it's under"education" category.
Pēteris Rakuls
Smoking in gas station....70s
Balarama Bhaskar
I am from India, Jim Morrison amazing
Luca Tedeschi
La Leggenda del Rock il mitico Jim Morrison.
Rafael Cerrajero Giménez
Morrison was a Poet... Doors never Death... Manzarek forever...!!!
Wes Schofield
According to Wikipedia…The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and John Densmore on drums. The band got its name, at Morrison's suggestion[4] from the title of Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception,[5] which itself was a reference to a quote made by William Blake, "If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite."[6] They were unique and among the most controversial and influential rock acts of the 1960s, mostly because of Morrison's lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison's death in 1971, the remaining members continued as a trio until disbanding in 1973.[7][8] The group signed with Elektra Records in 1966 and released its first album, The Doors, featuring the hit "Light My Fire", in 1967. The Doors released eight albums in five years. All but one hit the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 and went platinum or better. Their self-titled debut album (1967) was their first in a series of Top 10 albums in the United States, followed by Strange Days (also 1967), Waiting for the Sun (1968), The Soft Parade (1969), Morrison Hotel (1970), Absolutely Live (1970) and L.A. Woman (1971), with 20 Gold, 14 Platinum, 5 Multi-Platinum and 1 Diamond album awards in the United States alone.[9] By the end of 1971, it was reported that the Doors had sold 4,190,457 albums domestically and 7,750,642 singles.[10] The band had three million-selling singles in the U.S. with "Light My Fire", "Hello, I Love You" and "Touch Me". After Morrison's death in 1971, the surviving trio released two albums Other Voices and Full Circle with Manzarek and Krieger sharing lead vocals. The three members also collaborated on the spoken word recording of Morrison's An American Prayer in 1978 and on the "Orange County Suite" for a 1997 boxed set. Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore reunited in 2000 for an episode of VH-1's Storytellers and subsequently recorded Stoned Immaculate: The Music of The Doors with a variety of vocalists. Although the Doors' active career ended in 1973, their popularity has persisted. According to the RIAA, they have sold 33 million certified units in the US[11] and over 100 million records worldwide,[12] making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.[13] The Doors have been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone, which ranked them 41st on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".[14] The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive gold and platinum LP's.[15] In 2002, Manzarek and Krieger started playing together again, renaming themselves as the Doors of the 21st Century, with Ian Astbury of the Cult on vocals. Densmore opted to sit out and, along with the Morrison estate, sued the duo over proper use of the band's name and won. After a short time as Riders On the Storm, they settled on the name Manzarek-Krieger and continued to tour until Manzarek's death in 2013 at the age of 74. Three of the band's studio albums, the self-titled debut, L.A. Woman, and Strange Days, were featured in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, at positions 42, 362, and 407 respectively. According to The Washington Post's Martin Weil, the band rose to the center of the counterculture of the 1960s.[16] The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Morrison was found dead in a bathtub on July 3, 1971, in Paris by his girlfriend Pamela Courson.[71] Pursuant to French law, no autopsy was performed because the medical examiner claimed to have found no evidence of foul play.[citation needed] The absence of an official autopsy and the death certificate's having no reason of death besides heart failure, have left many questions regarding the cause of death. Morrison was buried in the "Poets' Corner" of Père Lachaise Cemetery on July 7. The epitaph on his headstone bears the Greek inscription "ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ", literally meaning "According to his own daimōn" and usually interpreted as "True to his own spirit".[72][73] Morrison passed away at age 27, the same age as several other famous rock stars in the 27 Club. In 1974, Morrison's girlfriend Pamela Courson also died at the age of 27.[74] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doors
Ruben Delgadillo
Who else wishes they could have listened to this in 1971!
THEsuperCourier
Did you really need to add the skidding/crashing/screaming sound effects at 01:30 ?
ƁԼƛƇƘ MƠƠƝ
Jim is LEGEND!!!
mishoo s
America preserve your culture, your songs, values, movies Jim Morrison was an American..
Joaquin Phoenix
а жирной фемке не зашло, но всем наплевать на ее мнение)0))0))
Martin Kelly
if this was the last thing I ever heard in life before closing my eyes......I'm ok with that.
Nathalie Pain
Unforgettable and perfect song... A legendary group and a talentuous poet and singer... A masterpiece!
ARQUITECTOSTAR
*DRIVING WITH JIM WHO?¿ JIM MORRISON?¿*
Peter Lennox
3:00 You're in a Gas Station, Jim! FFS!
Alex86 Alex86
It's been scientifically proven that you can get high from listening to this song.
James Kendall
Riders on the storm is some of the doors best. However true in '67 or so it was it's still true and then some. This is exactly how we try to do it even today in Los Angeles. It's what we're about. Into this house we're born, into this world we're thrown. See the tall glass buildings in Los Angeles. Get called to jury duty and judge someone. Smoke some crack and buy a diamond ring. Of course you will be judged. Damned if you and damned if you don't. Live fast and die young like James Dean in a hot Porsche.
Олег Васильев
шедевр браво Джиму Морисону
Marcus Renan
Need for speed underground huehue Aqui e Br karaio
udave
Can i have a show of hands if you're still listening to this in 2019
Virtual Road Trip
Ray Manzarek doesnt get enough credit but he was incredible on the keys. Just epic.
Lindy Primo
jim, jim, jim, I love, love, love, you..💗
Cindy Dufala
Standard Oil. Check oil now. Musicians like Jim Morrison...INTO THIS WORLD WE'RE throne, not thrown...belong to CIA operative families...go figure. No wonder he didn't live. Like so many others.
george iordan
I was born in 92' but I wish i was born in the 60' and be a rebel like Jim Morrison ☺️
ZÉ CACHAÇA
2019? ?? Final de festa de reveillon. .. Muito loko curtindo. . Brasil. ...
morganfisherart
Some of the finest electric piano ever played. No it ain't like Corea or Hancock technique-wise - so what, the feel and sound and mood of it is supreme -  that opening melody is a pure classic. Kudos to you Mr. Manzarek.
Rita de cassia Bernardes
Linda.linda.linda.linda😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀
Francisco Filho Sousa
massa é música... levei um susto quanto o carro canta pneu achei q era um carro q ia bate meu fiquei caçando olhando p.lado
Pokemon WWE
Anyone from 2050?
André Felipe
Acho que é impossível não gostar desta sublime obra de arte
Caxi Wigoo
I'm a nutty old hippie dude here in Toronto, and I gotta say, I really dig this trippy old tune!
Gab Yan
I remembered when i bought a cassette tape of The Doors. It was typical day shopping at the Mall. A little bit quiet. When i asked the Sales girl to try it if the tape is ok, this was the song that been played. And all of a sudden the people around me stopped and look into my direction and listen to this song. Even the employees in the music store stopped and stared at me and says.. "OHH", "HMM!", "WOWW!. And they came to me and asked who' s the Artist? I said... "THE DOOOORRSS!"
Julio Acceus
2019 and forever....
Rajiv Limbu
2019
Ms. Gutsy Mummy
For those of us who live in So Cal, this song is very spiritual because it never rains here. And when it does,...some of us play this. It's very healing. The rain cleans our city in more ways than one. I don't expect you Youtubers from the rest of the world to understand. This song is meant for us. Jim lived and loved California.
minh hoang tho
90% people are dumbasses, glad i'm one of the 20% left
Akøš K
2018?
Santino GRAPHIC
Genio. E Sdrecolatezza ha lasciato il segno
ja dv
Any one 2019
Zlatko :D
NFS UNDERGROUND <3
Professor Time
Only 2 doors left :-( When all The Doors are gone, the world will come to an end.
Tony Kaye
? Are those dudes at the gas station still watching this film wondering who was that guy in GT500.
Askar Seitov
Райдерс он тзе стооооорм
MICHAEL BURR
The enigmatic and sensitive Morrison, fuelled with a cocktail of mind - altering substances, changed the face of modern Music in the late 1960's. Suddenly, Poetry was the New Thing in Rock, and the Prince of Theatre Rock was born. Weird and foreign sounding lyrics took listeners by shock to a new dramatic inner landscape, a brand new dark strange place and A Destination …. Quite Unknown. A Killer on the Road ? A silly , drunken Poet ? Funnily enough, far , FAR more popular now than when actually alive, he stands, I guess, as a symbol of pure teen - Rebellion, a stance and steer of defiance to any Authority and the State. Morrison was in fact very bright - minded and had a tremendous IQ, but his EQ was very low and his conceit at just how brilliant he really was, was his ultimate downfall and disgrace. Critics feel that the mounting stress at the end of his career was the real problem as he encountered much criticism for his weight gain and the law suits were mounting up. He had some debts and was very troubled by his future potential as a recording Artist. He died in Paris in July 1971. Cause of death remains unknown as no medical report was actually filed in France by local police. He was just 27 years old.
Jvfn17
Conheci the doors em 2016 e tá marcando minha adolescência
c Dittmer
Met Morrison after a party in 1969 at 5 am in a house on Muholland Drive. Sunday morning I was leaving through the back door of a house with 2 friends and Morrison was at the kitchen table talking to a woman. He wasn't at the party the night before. I talked to him for 5 minutes. Told me his friend owned the house. Very articulate, very high and very funny. Talked about how he hated crowds of all things. Also at the party was David Crosby, Jack Nicholson and Tex Watson of the Manson family. What a wild time. I shipped out to Nam 2 weeks later.
gabriel diaz
Long Live Lizard Rey
Lucyna Chmiel
Cudowne wspomnienia z lat młodości, dziękuję!!!
Ron Lawson
I am dating myself but Jim was a Navy Brat like me , I just barely missed crossing paths with him but my father a Naval Captain (CEPAC) worked with his Dad (Admiral Morrison) during the Vietnam War re. lengthening and upgrading runways. I remember seeing my Dad and Adm. Morrison together working over a map table , the Adm. had some rolled up maps under his arm , he looked at me and my Dad identified me “ Oh this is my ride home , my son Ron “ we exchanged greetings. I knew prior to this who this Adm. was and on the way home I asked my dad “ Do you know who that guy is ?!” (Jim Morrison’s Dad) and my dad says “Oh yeah ! that’s Admiral Morrison a highly respected Naval Aviator and in command of a carrier task force” I said “ No Dad his son is in the band called The Doors “ went right over his head . A couple months later he said to me “ I don’t want you hanging out with that Morrison kid “ LOL
Nando Vargas
*Rolê na trovoada!*
achille heretis
I dare say Jim was the probably the best American poet of the last 50 years. For those who like to read go ahead and read his biography "no one gets out of here alive". The life and talent this man had! Craziest story of all is that he was really shy, he didn't like facing the crowd for their first gigs at Whisky a GoGo, Sunset Boulevard, LA (does not exist any more). So for the first gigs he sang with his back to the crowd, making the Whiskey manager go crazy. When he started singing facing the crowd the girls went wild and the rest is history. I wish he was alive!!! He would have a lot to say nowadays. Was lucky enough to see Manzarek and Krieger live in 2004 with lead by Ian Astbury of The Cult.