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« on: May 20, 2013 at 16:26 »

Damn.  Age 74, cancer.
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013 at 16:58 »

Caught this NPR interview with Ray this afternoon (from 2008), at least the last half.  Excellent stuff, whether you like the Doors or not:  Manzarek was extremely well-spoken, and knew his shit, musically.  His description of how Light My Fire came around is simply outstanding:  Coltrane?  Bach?  Seriously?  Yes! 

At the time of this interview, Manzarek was ~70, but he sounds like a kid, lots of energy and enthusiasm. 

Sometimes you just think music comes out like a turd, fully formed and without thought, completely smooth, but the process and influences of how it really is made is worth the listen.

http://www.npr.org/2013/05/24/185827139/remembering-ray-manzarek-keyboardist-for-the-doors

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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013 at 21:45 »

The first X album is one of my favorites.  Manzarek produced it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013 at 17:11 »

Really wish I'd made an effort to see the band when they toured a few years back with that guy from The Cult on vocals, heard it was a great show.  Had no idea he ever produced any other bands.  I'm gonna lsiten to that interview.  It's true, he sounded youthful and like a person who enjoyed life.
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