Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Who let the Dogg out the Doors?

The October 29th edition of Redriff.com reports:
In what has to be the most startling musical remake of the year, rapper
Snoop Doggy Dogg has announced he has remixed the mythical "Riders on the Storm" by The Doors.
Diehard Doors fans are upset. Go to "A Dogg without a tune" for a report on their ire.

What's the problem? I'll tell you. The country is crawling with too many Doors fans. That's the problem.

According to yesterday's New York Times, Snoop remixed the classic "with the surviving members of The Doors," and it "includes outtakes of Jim Morrison's vocals."

OK. Let me get this straight. The surviving members of The Doors are so in favor of this that they re-recorded the song with Snoop right there in front of them, in the studio, and rapping to the tune in real time. It seems pretty cool to me, and it seems like everybody except you diehard Doors fans are cool with it, too--even the actual Doors.

Don't forget, Doors fans. The real Doors think it's very cool and even recorded the new version, from scratch, with our friend Snoop. So, please go get a life. In fact, why don't you all catapult yourselves about 15 years into the future, in a "past perfect verb tense" sort of way, and become diehard fans of The Cult? Thank you.