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The Doors — The Crystal Ship
Album: The Doors
Avg rating:
7.9

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Total ratings: 957









Released: 1966
Length: 2:30
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Before you slip into unconsciousness
I'd like to have another kiss
Another flashing chance at bliss
Another kiss
Another kiss

The days are bright and filled with pain
Enclose me in your gentle rain
The time you ran was too insane
We'll meet again
We'll meet again

Oh, tell me where your freedom lies
The streets are fields that never die
Deliver me from reasons why
You'd rather cry
I'd rather fly

The crystal ship is being filled
A thousand girls, a thousand thrills
A million ways to spend your time
When we get back
I'll drop a line
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Do you know that Kids in the Hall skit about the Doors?
 Alexandra wrote:
This lit up oil platform off the coast of Santa Barbara was allegedly the inspiration for this song: 
 
That is correct.  Was a teenager growing up there at that time, although farther south in Newport Beach.  One of my surfboards was a Bahne and the name of the shape for that board was The Crystal Ship.  One of the first American made Vee Bottom Tails.  Surprised that I never rated this song, too. A 9, at least for having the same experiences at the same time that inspired this song back then.  We had platforms like that off shore down at Huntington Beach.  At Christmas time they used to dress up some onshore oil wells with antlers to make them look like Santa's reindeer.


 old_shep wrote:
A hundred years from now, when music is piped into the proprietary Apple owned synapses in  what used to be your brain,  Morrison's music will still stand on its own, free of any association with labels and genre or timeline.   I rather like it.   
 

 Cannon wrote:
 I was toking in my own deck hot tub not too far from yours, looking out over the same vista and enjoying the same music.  Who knows, I may have even stopped by your place!  We used to do what we called "The A.P.S. Downhill" on our bikes...hell of a good ride!     


 
754 APS...my dad and stepmom had lotsa folks come by to hookup, though I was only 16 and had to "hide" my activities for awhile longer...great memories now forever tied to this tune, so +1 to 10!
watched The Doors on Axis yesterday with Val Kilmer as JM. The scene showing the concert in Miami where he got arrested was ELECTRIC!!!!
whata' summer that was!
A marvelous example of how to make timeless music:  add a talented lyricist to talented musicians and let 'em go wherever they want to go.
 Alexandra wrote:
This lit up oil platform off the coast of Santa Barbara was allegedly the inspiration for this song:
 
Just talking to some longtime Santa Barbara residents who remember the Doors playing at La Playa Stadium and Earl Warren Show Grounds. I had heard about the oil platform too. 
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz........
 treatment_bound wrote:
COSMIC!MoreLizardKingplease...

 
I couldn't agree more!  Long Live RP!!
 lizardking wrote:
 Alexandra wrote:
This lit up oil platform off the coast of Santa Barbara was allegedly the inspiration for this song:

Interesting....I didn't know that bit of Doors trivia...and oddly enough, I had a view of those oil rigs when I lived in SB on A.P.S. - would toke from our deck hot-tub cranking this.  Probably my favorite house ever.  Thanks for the info and fetching a great memory!

This tune gets a solid 9 rating from me!  And I'm rather surprised at the nearly 8 overall rating on this Doors tune....seems like most RPsters are not fond of Jim and the Boys. 



  I was toking in my own deck hot tub not too far from yours, looking out over the same vista and enjoying the same music.  Who knows, I may have even stopped by your place!  We used to do what we called "The A.P.S. Downhill" on our bikes...hell of a good ride!     


 old_shep wrote:
A hundred years from now, when music is piped into the proprietary Apple owned synapses in  what used to be your brain,  Morrison's music will still stand on its own, free of any association with labels and genre or timeline.   I rather like it.   

 
This Doors fan LOVES this comment.  And I totally agree with your sentiment.  PEACE
A hundred years from now, when music is piped into the proprietary Apple owned synapses in  what used to be your brain,  Morrison's music will still stand on its own, free of any association with labels and genre or timeline.   I rather like it.   
 Alexandra wrote:
This lit up oil platform off the coast of Santa Barbara was allegedly the inspiration for this song:

Interesting....I didn't know that bit of Doors trivia...and oddly enough, I had a view of those oil rigs when I lived in SB on A.P.S. - would toke from our deck hot-tub cranking this.  Probably my favorite house ever.  Thanks for the info and fetching a great memory!

This tune gets a solid 9 rating from me!  And I'm rather surprised at the nearly 8 overall rating on this Doors tune....seems like most RPsters are not fond of Jim and the Boys. 


Awesome music  10
Egrey wrote:
Not a Doors fan. I connect with the Beatles and the Stones. But I don't "grok" the Doors. They strike me as dated, self-indulgent, and bloated. I'm sure I'll get flammed for blasphemy, but hey, this is a comment board, that is my comment.
I'm with you on that!
I can only picture my younger brother at age 14, sitting stoned in his bedroom and singing along to this song. (a long time ago!)
Egrey wrote:
Not a Doors fan. I connect with the Beatles and the Stones. But I don't "grok" the Doors. They strike me as dated, self-indulgent, and bloated. I'm sure I'll get flammed for blasphemy, but hey, this is a comment board, that is my comment.
Hey, you like what you like. People shouldn't get on your case for that. There's bands I don't get that people are ga-ga over. I grew up in the sixties. Love the Doors, Stones, Beatles, Who, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Yardbirds, Kinks, Animals. Did I leave anyone out?
This is one doors song I really don\'t like.
This lit up oil platform off the coast of Santa Barbara was allegedly the inspiration for this song:
Not my favorite Doors song but lyrically and poetically sound.
Good song, good cd.
miahfost wrote:
Djurgården is boring! That is what is boring! Sheesh. I've got two words for you pal - Frölunda!
:lol: I have no idea what this means but it's funny as hell.
George Winston's rendition of "Spanish Caravan" followed by The Doors' "Crystal Ship?" As the clock nears midnight after the violence of the weather a little while ago makes for a spectacular musical respite. Keep it going!
Yes! I was singing this at 5am this morning, just happend to wake up with it in my head. Bill is psychic, or does this make me psychic? Or is the universe run by sheer coincidence?
67nj wrote:
what a really cool tracks sequence... !!! :yes:
Before you slip into unconsciousness I'd like to have another kiss Another flashing chance at bliss Another kiss, another kiss The days are bright and filled with pain Enclose me in your gentle rain The time you ran was too insane We'll meet again, we'll meet again Oh tell me where your freedom lies The streets are fields that never die Deliver me from reasons why You'd rather cry, I'd rather fly The crystal ship is being filled A thousand girls, a thousand thrills A million ways to spend your time When we get back, I'll drop a line
Egrey wrote:
Not a Doors fan. I connect with the Beatles and the Stones. But I don't "grok" the Doors. They strike me as dated, self-indulgent, and bloated. I'm sure I'll get flammed for blasphemy, but hey, this is a comment board, that is my comment.
couldn't agree more...never liked the doors.
what a really cool tracks sequence... !!! :yes:
I think that pretty well sums it up. Morrison was not the kind of guy I would ever have wanted to meet (he spent most of his time so blasted on booze that it's hard to say if ANYONE ever met him when he was sober). By the time of their fourth record Morrison was already physically on the downhill slide and losing his looks. But he did have talent and his band was rock-solid. Mangoman wrote:
I wonder. If he hadn't had the good looks, the charisma, & the people-instincts of a first-rate con artist-- Then maybe you'd be left with a highly annoying, pretentious, parasitic freeloading addict, tighly saran-wrapped in his own "Me-Me-ME!" universe. Nasty little fellow. Funny how much good looks & charisma can sway the equation. Good band, though. They created a compelling, unique sound that's distinctively their own. Anyone who needs convincing simply needs to revisit that opening scene to Apocalypse Now!
ALL HAIL THE MORRISON NIGHT! He awoke one morning in a strange motel with a strange creature groaning beside him... RUN TO THE MIRROR IN THE BATHROOM AND LOOK she's coming in here I can't stand each slow century of her movement I let my face slide down the cold smooth tile... ...a cold girl will kill you in a darkened room
Not a Doors fan. I connect with the Beatles and the Stones. But I don't "grok" the Doors. They strike me as dated, self-indulgent, and bloated. I'm sure I'll get flammed for blasphemy, but hey, this is a comment board, that is my comment.
COSMIC! More Lizard King please...
One of the better underplayed Doors tunes. Now how bout Wishful Sinful.
Yeah, those last two songs almost put me into unconsciousness :lol: but now I am coming back to life! The Crystal Ship is one of their best songs! I think I played this album to death!
great transition! OK so I am thinking GW blends into Jethro Tull, but this gets it, especially late on a rainy Fridaty night.
Always takes me away...
God WHAT A excellent sequence ,,, right on my lunch .. enjoying some wonderful food from my wife and great music!!! Thanks RP The Doors - The Crystal Ship George Winston - Spanish Caravan Gipsy Kings - Inspiration AWESOME sequence! Oscar
Dreck.
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pp wrote:
boring :yawn:
Djurgården is boring! That is what is boring! Sheesh. I've got two words for you pal - Frölunda!
maryte wrote:
Never been a big Doors fan (although I tried) - the lyrics, although sometimes interesting, always seem to have a peripheral misogyny to them - women in their place and all. 'Bout the only one I really like is "Whisky Bar" which, of course, was written by Brecht and Weill
You sound like a sister . . . against misogyny and for Brecht/Weill . . . I just try to overlook the misogyny to groove a little . . . Is that selling out?
Franlrc wrote:
snip And, of course, if you remember the 60's, you weren't there. (David Crosby)
I thought I heard someone say this quote of the 70's! Like "if you remember the clothes, you weren't there." :roflol: Unfortunately, I was only alive and barely coherent from the late 60's on...
Wow, I've heard this song through the years, but today it was just pure euphoria...... wowowowow..... :chillpill:
Love, love, love this song.
steeler wrote:
Jim Morrison may have degenerated, and there is certainly room to criticize his excesses -- musical, alcohol, and drugs -- but the man did have a poetic vision, and he knew how to put it on display in ways that commanded attention. Plus the Doors were a very, very good band, something that often gets lost in the controversy that Morrison did and continues to generate.
So we're told. But, then, we're also told that when crack dealers jabber about their jewelry, their "prowess," their ride, and other material (and fleshy) acquisitions, it's somehow "street poetry."
I wonder. If he hadn't had the good looks, the charisma, & the people-instincts of a first-rate con artist-- Then maybe you'd be left with a highly annoying, pretentious, parasitic freeloading addict, tighly saran-wrapped in his own "Me-Me-ME!" universe. Nasty little fellow. Funny how much good looks & charisma can sway the equation. Good band, though. They created a compelling, unique sound that's distinctively their own. Anyone who needs convincing simply needs to revisit that opening scene to Apocalypse Now!
Got to play this in Art Class in High School in Edina, MN. We had one cool art teacher.
radiojunkie wrote:
Now THAT was a brilliant transition, out of Spanish Caravan. Go Bill! Before you slip into unconsciousness I'd like to have another kiss
Yep, he did it again today. Very cool.
Never been a big Doors fan (although I tried) - the lyrics, although sometimes interesting, always seem to have a peripheral misogyny to them - women in their place and all. 'Bout the only one I really like is "Whisky Bar" which, of course, was written by Brecht and Weill
This song is way better than George Winston's version. :mrgreen: :bounce:
aharamanx wrote:
I miss the 60s.
Likewise. To steal and perhaps mangle a couple of quotes, It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. (Charles Dickens) And, of course, if you remember the 60's, you weren't there. (David Crosby)
I am so glad the movie has faded along with all of the fans that jumped on the band wagon.
newbaby wrote:
i'm 48 years old and this song still turns me on.....is that so wrong?
Y'all are pups! I'm fittyone and I dig it too. In hearing it again, I find it strange how such a melancholy song can attach itself to our minds so securely. Kind of ironic now since the Midwest is apparently being overrun by methlabs and speed freaks. That current reality kinda diminishes the romanticism of shooting meth. Never had the guts to try it.
Now THAT was a brilliant transition, out of Spanish Caravan. Go Bill! Before you slip into unconsciousness I'd like to have another kiss
newbaby wrote:
i'm 48 years old and this song still turns me on.....is that so wrong?
I'm there too and I like it, how bad can it be :wink: 8) :lol:
And to think, this on their first outing. For me, theirs was a breakthrough album. Sounds as magical and mysterious now as it did in 1967.
This is by far Jim Morrison's tightest poetry ever. Truly an outstanding song all around.
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great tune. this song remains very cool.
i'm 48 years old and this song still turns me on.....is that so wrong?
First heard this on "underground radio" KPPC-FM 106.7 in Pasadena, along with Alabama Song, circa 1967. Imagine hearing those songs for the first time as a teenager (without the exposure to the music of the 70s, 80s, 90s etc). Mindblowing. As an aside, I saw the Doors in concert in Hollywood. They were not a good live band. Nonetheless, their best recordings stand up against the test of time.
steeler wrote:
Jim Morrison may have degenerated, and there is certainly room to criticize his excesses -- musical, alcohol, and drugs -- but the man did have a poetic vision, and he knew how to put it on display in ways that commanded attention. Plus the Doors were a very, very good band, something that often gets lost in the controversy that Morrison did and continues to generate.
:clap: You've NAILED it!!
I LOVE THIS SONG !!!!! :jump:
one of my favorite Doors songs. Beautiful... :music:
dolfan wrote:
Excellent cut from their first album. In an interview Jim Morrison said the crystal ship was a glass of whiskey. Hmmmmmm... :cheers:
And a stunning first album it was.......
Jim Morrison may have degenerated, and there is certainly room to criticize his excesses -- musical, alcohol, and drugs -- but the man did have a poetic vision, and he knew how to put it on display in ways that commanded attention. Plus the Doors were a very, very good band, something that often gets lost in the controversy that Morrison did and continues to generate.
dolfan wrote:
Excellent cut from their first album. In an interview Jim Morrison said the crystal ship was a glass of whiskey. Hmmmmmm... :cheers:
Morrison did like his alcohol, but I don't think he was being honest in this case. More like a syringe, I would say.
Excellent cut from their first album. In an interview Jim Morrison said the crystal ship was a glass of whiskey. Hmmmmmm... :cheers: