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The Doors are underrated if anything.

AC/DC get just the amount of attention they deserve. No, they don't make groundbreaking music. No, they're not the greatest musicians to ever live. The fact that they've released consecutive albums since '75 despite a major loss in their band should be enough merit for anyone. Not to mention the replacement singer actually lived up to expectations and arguably rivaled the previous one. These guys are in their 50's and 60's and still rock out on stage. It doesn't matter if you like rap, country, rock, metal, techno or anything... once that opening riff to Highway to Hell starts, everyone goes crazy and starts singing "Livin' easy, livin' free!"

How can someone watch this mad fucker go and not get goosebumps?:

AC/DC are many things but overrated is definitely not one of them.

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AC/DC.

Both are awesome but AC/DC sounds to much alike everysong. Angus is an awesome guitarist but he really isnt anything special. Just power cords is all he does, but no one else can do it like him.

Doors to kinda but I love the doors.

i cant stand when people say "just power chords is all he does" as if thats a fucking bad thing. it aint playing the shit thats the big deal, its coming up with it and playing it...if every motherfucker that said that shit could come up with one albums wortha shit HALF (just half) as good as the two AC/DC albums i've heard in my life, then music would be fucking enriched as an art form..

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The Doors are underrated if anything.

lol, what? It's become "cool" to listen to The Doors lately. In that aspect, they're like Pink Floyd. That's not to say they're not good bands, it's just become more of a novelty to like them these days. Sorry, I don't agree, they're definitely not underrated.

I say The Doors, and only because I prefer AC/DC.

That's a stupid reason to vote, then.

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lol, what? It's become "cool" to listen to The Doors lately.

lately??

nah...every generation discovers No One Gets Out Of Here Alive then goes on a Doors bender for a year or two

There's nothing new about it.

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I think the music is underrated and Morrison's legacy is overrated.

agreed!

That Manzarek "he was a shaman man" shtick is way bloated.

People drink it up,but he does it to keep the myth alive (and the cash flowing...ka-ching).

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I think the music is underrated and Morrison's legacy is overrated.

agreed!

That Manzarek "he was a shaman man" shtick is way bloated.

People drink it up,but he does it to keep the myth alive (and the cash flowing...ka-ching).

Every male teenager goes through that phase where Morrison is their hero for a while. I remember buying his poetry collections and everything when I was about 16 and really eating it all up. Then you reach a certain point where you begin to realize that, even though he was a brilliant frontman and musician, a lot of the pseduo-intellectual rambling and posturing he did while on drugs was pretty silly. You begin to realize he was just a young kid who peaked commercially way too early in his life and didn't really know how to handle the fame and attention, and because of the artsy stuff he was getting into, he perceived himself as a great intellectual and poet... the truth is though, a lot of his poetry was bad and pretentious, and in retrospect much of what he said in person is based on outdated ideals. I remember him decrying the hippie generation in an interview but a lot of his persona was built around similar ideals.

That book you mentioned, No One Here Gets Out Alive... I talked to someone once a couple years ago who knew more about the band than I did (and I think he claimed to have even known one of the bandmembers personally), and he was saying it's considered one of the least factually correct books ever written and a joke within the industry because the guy who wrote it was a friend of Jim's and associate of the band and made up half the stuff there to perpetuate his legacy. He also said one of the bandmembers (it might have been the drummer) said in private that the book was total horseshit and contained huge errors that I guess have never really been researched properly.

Like many musicians who die in their prime (Lennon, Cobain, et al.) I think the legacy perpetuates in pop culture to the point where it begins overshadowing the great music and causes many people to not give the music a chance. I know a lot of people who despise The Doors based solely on all the legacy surrounding Morrison, and I've tried to tell them numerous times to ignore that and just appreciate the music itself, but I think the myth around Morrison is too strong for a lot of people... and it's become the "cool" thing in pop culture to wear the Morrison and Che Guevara t-shirts etc. without really understanding or even having a very good knowledge of them or what they stood for.

Ha, I remember meeting this guy once who had a Morrison t-shirt on (the famous cover shoot pose with the pouty face), and I asked him, "Oh, I love The Doors, too. What's your favourite song?"

He just stares at me and he's like, "Um, I... don't know." And then after I kind of prodded him a bit more he said Paint it Black was his favourite Doors song. I cried a bit inside.

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I think the music is underrated and Morrison's legacy is overrated.

agreed!

That Manzarek "he was a shaman man" shtick is way bloated.

People drink it up,but he does it to keep the myth alive (and the cash flowing...ka-ching).

Every male teenager goes through that phase where Morrison is their hero for a while. I remember buying his poetry collections and everything when I was about 16 and really eating it all up. Then you reach a certain point where you begin to realize that, even though he was a brilliant frontman and musician, a lot of the pseduo-intellectual rambling and posturing he did while on drugs was pretty silly. You begin to realize he was just a young kid who peaked commercially way too early in his life and didn't really know how to handle the fame and attention, and because of the artsy stuff he was getting into, he perceived himself as a great intellectual and poet... the truth is though, a lot of his poetry was bad and pretentious, and in retrospect much of what he said in person is based on outdated ideals. I remember him decrying the hippie generation in an interview but a lot of his persona was built around similar ideals.

That book you mentioned, No One Here Gets Out Alive... I talked to someone once a couple years ago who knew more about the band than I did (and I think he claimed to have even known one of the bandmembers personally), and he was saying it's considered one of the least factually correct books ever written and a joke within the industry because the guy who wrote it was a friend of Jim's and associate of the band and made up half the stuff there to perpetuate his legacy. He also said one of the bandmembers (it might have been the drummer) said in private that the book was total horseshit and contained huge errors that I guess have never really been researched properly.

Like many musicians who die in their prime (Lennon, Cobain, et al.) I think the legacy perpetuates in pop culture to the point where it begins overshadowing the great music and causes many people to not give the music a chance. I know a lot of people who despise The Doors based solely on all the legacy surrounding Morrison, and I've tried to tell them numerous times to ignore that and just appreciate the music itself, but I think the myth around Morrison is too strong for a lot of people... and it's become the "cool" thing in pop culture to wear the Morrison and Che Guevara t-shirts etc. without really understanding or even having a very good knowledge of them or what they stood for.

Ha, I remember meeting this guy once who had a Morrison t-shirt on (the famous cover shoot pose with the pouty face), and I asked him, "Oh, I love The Doors, too. What's your favourite song?"

He just stares at me and he's like, "Um, I... don't know." And then after I kind of prodded him a bit more he said Paint it Black was his favourite Doors song. I cried a bit inside.

Densmore decrys No One Gets Out of Here Alive...he mocks it actually.

He demysitifies a lot of it in his book Riders On The Storm.

Danny Sugerman clearly takes artistic license..but admittedly in an entertaining way.

He continues his Morrison ramblings in his autbiography called Wonderland Avenue...which was an entertaining read (some cool anecdotes about Iggy Pop etc.)

... and it's become the "cool" thing in pop culture to wear Che Guevara t-shirts

Have you seen the t-shirt with the Che Guevara image and it says "I Have No Idea Who This Is"

:lol:

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yeah, i went through the jim morrison stage to when i was 13. it opened a lot of bands up to me. im not saying i hate ac/dc or the doors, but there music to me anyway, is something people listen to just to kinda fit in if that makes any sense.

I think the doors 1st album was "good", then after that the albums had a good song on it or 2 till LA WOMEN. I think La Women was the only "great" album they made. and some of those song, I don't know, I can't even pretend to be like "man, that is sooooo deep" anymore.

AC/DC, I think they are more then power chords, and even if they are not, who cares, shit, look it the misfits or I could name count less orther power chord bands.

it just seems like that band "got" picked to be the cool heavy metal band, then every one of their songs sounded a like.

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