Tuesday, 23 June 2009

The mosquito - The Doors

When Jim Morrison died in 1971 at just 27 years, he'd created a legacy together with his band mates John Densmore, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger. You'd think that the surviving members were careful not to ruin the memory, but they have been doing several ill-advised things in the 38 years since, the most regrettable being recent tours with Ian Astbury or Brett Scallions trying to replace Morrison.

But in 1971, they also decided to go on as a threesome. They released two more albums before disbanding. Their last album in this form was 'Full circle', released in August 1972. The album was an eclectic mix of styles, as this single, taken from the album, vividly illustrates. 'The mosquito' reached number 18 in the Netherlands, but the question remains: what would Jim Morrison have thought of this?

My collection: 7" single no. 3796
Found: Marktplaats.nl, received June 23, 2009
Cost: 2 euro
Tracks: 'The mosquito' / 'It slipped my mind'

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