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The Doors — Peace Frog/Blue Sunday
Album: Morrison Hotel
Avg rating:
7.6

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Total ratings: 1764









Released: 1970
Length: 4:55
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There's blood in the streets, it's up to my ankles
She came
There's blood on the streets, it's up to my knee
She came
Blood on the streets in the town of Chicago
She came
Blood on the rise, it's following me
Think about the break of day
She came and then she drove away
Sunlight in her hair
She came
Blood in the streets runs a river of sadness
She came
Blood in the streets it's up to my thigh
She came
Yeah the river runs red down the legs of the city
She came
The women are crying rivers of weepin'
She came into town and then she drove away
Sunlight in her hair
Indians scattered on dawn's highway bleeding
Ghosts crowd the young child's fragile eggshell mind
Blood in the streets in the town of New Haven
Blood stains the roofs and the palm trees of Venice
Blood in my love in the terrible summer
Bloody red sun of Phantastic L.A.
Blood screams the pain as they chop off her fingers
Blood will be born in the birth of a nation
Blood is the rose of mysterious union
There's blood in the streets, it's up to my ankles
Blood in the streets, it's up to my knee
Blood in the streets in the town of Chicago
Blood on the rise, it's following me
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 jamming out and office dancing  
 kurtster wrote:

I would pretty much agree with your ranking but swapping Morrison Hotel and Strange Days, maybe.

If I had to pick one Doors song that would show someone who had no idea who or what they were about, this would be the one.  It has all the angry energy and musicality that goes with that and then the sweetness that they could do in softer moments.
 
Agreed 100% about this couplet of songs being a great "this is what the band offers" - LLRP!!
 lizardking wrote:
The Doors did have a drop off after their first 2 albums, for 2 albums, and then the last 2 albums were freaking awesome (like the first 2 albums!) - I'm still a fan of all 6 of their studio albums, and my personal ranking from best to least best (ha!) is:
LA Woman (#6)
The Doors (#1)
Morrison Hotel (#5)
Strange Days (#2)
Waiting for the Sun (#3)
Soft Parade (#4) 

And as I've said before, too bad Jim died after LA Woman, you could hear the blues rock coming out of them with this album, more so with LA Woman, and boy it would have been great to hear what would have been next.  Oh well....Long Live RP!!
Oh...I did bump my 9 to 10 on this one today...
 
I would pretty much agree with your ranking but swapping Morrison Hotel and Strange Days, maybe.

If I had to pick one Doors song that would show someone who had no idea who or what they were about, this would be the one.  It has all the angry energy and musicality that goes with that and then the sweetness that they could do in softer moments.
What's astonishing is how all the great bands of the late 60s and early 70s complimented each other's sound. The Doors filled a huge niche that no one else touched.
 Proclivities wrote:

Maybe not; but most tunes by "Classic Rock" acts played here get higher scores, perhaps regardless of the merits of the song itself on occasion.  That said, I think this song is one of the better things The Doors had done.
 
The Doors did have a drop off after their first 2 albums, for 2 albums, and then the last 2 albums were freaking awesome (like the first 2 albums!) - I'm still a fan of all 6 of their studio albums, and my personal ranking from best to least best (ha!) is:
LA Woman (#6)
The Doors (#1)
Morrison Hotel (#5)
Strange Days (#2)
Waiting for the Sun (#3)
Soft Parade (#4) 

And as I've said before, too bad Jim died after LA Woman, you could hear the blues rock coming out of them with this album, more so with LA Woman, and boy it would have been great to hear what would have been next.  Oh well....Long Live RP!!
Oh...I did bump my 9 to 10 on this one today...
DOORS!
.............................................

... and thanks, Bill, for the segue into Blue Sunday.  Can't separate the two songs, you know?
I find this song mesmerising and melancholic. Was only a kid in the 60's but I am still obsessed by the musicians from that period - just romanticising it really.
I can't say one era was better than another because I simply love contemporary music - it amazes me that each year somebody makes a piece of music that is still different and wonderful. The best of humanity .... now back to reality
 amcostigan88 wrote:
This song completely launched me into discovering The Doors on summer vacation at 10 years old. I was attending a soccer camp a mile from my fathers house and stayed with him the whole week. I fondly remember riding my bike home from that camp, putting this record on, dropping the needle to this song and dancing like a fool everyday with him. Miss him dearly, love ya dad RIP.
 
Sorry to hear about your dad, but that is a cool memory.
This song completely launched me into discovering The Doors on summer vacation at 10 years old. I was attending a soccer camp a mile from my fathers house and stayed with him the whole week. I fondly remember riding my bike home from that camp, putting this record on, dropping the needle to this song and dancing like a fool everyday with him. Miss him dearly, love ya dad RIP.
I have never realized until now how much Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy has a vocal style so derivative of this quieter side of Jim Morrison's voice.

Both quite different in musical content but both special in their own ways - one a famous American rock star - the other a lesser known singer songwriter from a little county called Northern Ireland.
 tfioreze wrote:
It must have been great to have lived at the time when The Doors (and other great bands) were still around...

 
It was, in many ways.  I saw the Doors live in Detroit.  Also saw Jimi Hendrix, Stones, Cream, Traffic, The Band, The Who, Lou Reed and others I just don't remember.  So long ago.
 tfioreze wrote:
It must have been great to have lived at the time when The Doors (and other great bands) were still around...

 
I was there, but my age was in the single digits.  I was exposed to all this music because my brother and sister were teenagers, but I heard it without any perspective.  That led to some odd assumptions.  For instance, since "The Doors" sounded like a pretty conventional name (like The Beatles, The Supremes The Turtles, or even The Monkees) I thought they must be a little more old fashioned compared to groups with odder names like Blood, Sweat and Tears, Spirit, Creedence Clearwater Revival, etc...  Morrison's baritone voice added to this perception.  I confused Neil Young with Neil Diamond.  I had no sense of influential genres like the Blues or R&B.

Most of all, I was convinced that music always got more experimental, and that whatever was playing next year would sound nothing like what was playing this year.  Though I know better now, that constant inner search for "something new" is why I come to RP.
 tfioreze wrote:
It must have been great to have lived at the time when The Doors (and other great bands) were still around...

 
I know, right?  I think this same thought nearly every day.  Oh well, at least nowadays we have easy access to the music. 
 hayduke2 wrote:
Thank you scraig! Wonderful image
 
Oh sure, if you're not epileptic.  ; )
It must have been great to have lived at the time when The Doors (and other great bands) were still around...
If you can't tell from my username, I'm a big fan of The Doors, and Peace Frog is one of my favorites.  Robbie had some great licks on this track!
 scraig wrote:


 
Thank you scraig! Wonderful image 
Indians scattered on dawn's highway bleeding
Ghosts crowd the young child's fragile eggshell mind
Blue Sunday is pretty sweet.
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Seriously, no more Doors please.  They just aren't any good

 
{#Beat}
 capandjudy wrote:
Morrison Hotel is a really solid album. To me it has weathered over the years better than some of their others due to being more straight ahead rock and blues with the usual Doors flavoring. It is on my iPhone. 

 
I just saw this CD at Barns and Noble in the bargain bin for like $5 and balked.  I am going back .....
Morrison Hotel is a really solid album. To me it has weathered over the years better than some of their others due to being more straight ahead rock and blues with the usual Doors flavoring. It is on my iPhone. 
 stunix wrote:
I wonder if it would score so highly without the notoriety.

 
Maybe not; but most tunes by "Classic Rock" acts played here get higher scores, perhaps regardless of the merits of the song itself on occasion.  That said, I think this song is one of the better things The Doors had done.
Love the rest in this song.
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Seriously, no more Doors please.  They just aren't any good

 
Seriously? Ha!!!
Great song(s), great album.
Pure California Sunshine, Fantastic LA
Seriously, no more Doors please.  They just aren't any good
 stunix wrote:
I wonder if it would score so highly without the notoriety.

 



Sometimes Even good Music gets notorious, strange, huh? And thank you for voting the foul ones, I can't. There's plenty of stuff on RP I Love and Little I like less, but I somehow feel it's good nevertheless and it would make me feel silly giving it a bad or Even a mediocre vote. And I do like Pearl J. And Eddie's voice, YES!
Sadly, this is the only Doors song i ever really liked.
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
No more Doors, please.  They've been overplayed for the past 25 years.  I've heard every one of their songs enough times now to last the rest of my life

 
... and this should affect what the rest of us get to listen to why?
Come together, one more time. 

Johnny_Wave wrote:
No more Doors, please.  They've been overplayed for the past 25 years.  I've heard every one of their songs enough times now to last the rest of my life

 

Love it. Not listened to this album for about 15yrs. Must dig it out, thanks for the reminder Bill

{#Bananapiano} 
No more Doors, please.  They've been overplayed for the past 25 years.  I've heard every one of their songs enough times now to last the rest of my life
 h8rhater wrote:

Musical mint jelly.  I like the imagery.  I would, however, liken The Doors more to musical rack of lamb (w/o the mint jelly).{#Chef}

 
O little lamb,
How fond of thee I am,
With a hint of mint. 
I bought the Very Best of the Doors (with bonus tracks), and it had Peace Frog (New Stereo Mix blah blah) without Blue Sunday!  I had to download the inseparable Peace Frog/Blue Sunday.  I had never heard PF without Blue Sunday.
Thanks again to RP for not playing the same old same old. Thank you for playing the b side.

 
 greiffenstein wrote:
I honestly just don't get it.  The Doors are like musical mint jelly.  Someone out there likes this stuff and I just don't get why.{#Think}

 
Musical mint jelly.  I like the imagery.  I would, however, liken The Doors more to musical rack of lamb (w/o the mint jelly).{#Chef}
 stunix wrote:
I wonder if it would score so highly without the notoriety.

 
See toolunious' post, immediately below your original, for your answer.
I honestly just don't get it.  The Doors are like musical mint jelly.  Someone out there likes this stuff and I just don't get why.{#Think}
 lshinkawa wrote:
I usually can't stand The Doors, but I don't mind this.

 
Hmmm.... maybe you CAN stand The Doors.  Maybe it's just the "classics".  You might want to check out the rest of this album and maybe the ones that immediately precede it (Waiting For the Sun and The Soft Parade).
Wonderful.  Great way to start the morning!
I usually can't stand The Doors, but I don't mind this.
I wonder if it would score so highly without the notoriety.
YES {#Bananajam}
Thank you scraig! Wonderful image 

"My girl awaits for me in tender times
My girl is mine, she is the world
She is my girl"
 akdavey wrote:
Just another cheap rip-off of the Spin Doctors.

 
That's funny...
Once again....Yes!

One of the greatest rock and roll bands, ever. 

Jim's psycho spoken lyrics — and spoken poetry — with Ray, John, and the talented Robby Krieger trying to keep up with him or cover for him. 

No one can deny they were originals.

"She came and then she drove away.
Sunlight in her hair."


With a little girl  see the album
 
 Egrey wrote:
Paging Ron Burgandy!

 
Who?  Why?
 wtango wrote:
11

 
+1!!!!

Love this tune 
Just another cheap rip-off of the Spin Doctors.
11
They just aren't a good band no matter how often we tell ourselves they are.
Yes.......

Wow. The way they should be heard!  Thanks Bill!


Love.The.Doors! ... and especially *this* album.
Nice! Haven't heard this in ages!  {#Cool}
Now that's what I'm talking about! One of my favorite Doors tunes.
Paging Ron Burgandy!
 gypsyman wrote:

You, sirrah, have obviuosly never done 1,000 mics of acid all at once.   {#Meditate}  

(not that it would help Tracy Chapman)  {#Roflol}

 

tracy chapman at 11 on 2000 mics of white litnin', good grove.
{#Dancingbanana_2} Almost quittin' time. Thanks RP, this might help me make it.
 maxmox wrote:

The bull cock struts his
Measure doling venom syrup
Laden pithy barbs

 
uh, wha'?

but if you were disagreeing with Kjohansson (or whatever the name was), I agree with you. 
With that organ/drum groove, I thought this was a 90s Manchester track, Happy Mondays or somesuch. At least the start of this song has aged well!
beats hell outa rapcrap....{#Bananapiano}
 kurtster wrote:
This album is probably my favorite after all these years.

Listenable any old time all the way through.  Can't say that about any other Doors album.  No deep or extreme stuff that you have to be in the mood for on this one.

 
I really agree with that. It is definitely the Doors but has a more rock and roll flavor. You are right in saying that Morrison Hotel can be listened to just about any time. Whoever their session bassist is gives each tune a real push.  
 martinc wrote:

Nice line up. The Doors and Arthur Brown. I can smell the smoke rising! Did some help Fire.
 

I AM THE GOD OF HELL FIRE!!!!
 karljonasson wrote:
Ugh. I would give this a 1, but I reserve those for The Cowboy Junkies and Tracy Chapman. So, 2.

 
The bull cock struts his
Measure doling venom syrup
Laden pithy barbs
comment deleted.  Some days I think of the dumbest things.
This album is probably my favorite after all these years.

Listenable any old time all the way through.  Can't say that about any other Doors album.  No deep or extreme stuff that you have to be in the mood for on this one.
 karljonasson wrote:
Ugh. I would give this a 1, but I reserve those for The Cowboy Junkies and Tracy Chapman. So, 2.
 
Save those for Tori and Yoko.....
This is a perfect example of what made the Doors soooooo cooolllllll.....

Nice to hear a track other then LA Woman and Riders on the Storm once in a while.... 
 Stingray wrote:

Is that the frog one can lick to get high...?

What is a PEACE FROG?

  these days it's an oxymoron
(from frogland)


 karljonasson wrote:
Ugh. I would give this a 1, but I reserve those for The Cowboy Junkies and Tracy Chapman. So, 2.
 
You, sirrah, have obviuosly never done 1,000 mics of acid all at once.   {#Meditate}  

(not that it would help Tracy Chapman)  {#Roflol}
Had Morrison Hotel on vinyl. This was always a favorite.

What's not to like about a Peace Frog?  (fragile eggshell mind, anyone?)  {#Ask}
Ya had to be there

Is that the frog one can lick to get high...?

What is a PEACE FROG?


Ugh. I would give this a 1, but I reserve those for The Cowboy Junkies and Tracy Chapman. So, 2.
Very cool!
Too bad he died so young. Had he not, perhaps we wouldn't believe that his music is so great, although I'm told it is even better than it sounds.
Such a great album and it sounds so great
 jagdriver wrote:


You betcha.... I was there!
 
Nice line up. The Door and Arthur Brown. I can smell the smoke rising! Did some help Fire.
As the late actor Dudley Moore- portraying the sloshy gazillionaire "Arthur"- might have said: "..This song DOESN'T suck.."
Sunlight in her hair.....
What a unique guitar sound on Peace Frog.
Blah. I feel this is really over rated material from a two dimensional band. These doors need to be locked and painted over.
Just what I wanted to hear on a sunny SoCal morning! Morrison Hotel, my favorite Doors album.
 Pharlap wrote:
Has   Not    Aged    Well
 
Don't be so hard on yourself.
SO great to hear Doors on Radio Paradise! Fantastic!


You betcha.... I was there!
Compared to many of their contemporaries this band has aged extremely well.
 Pharlap wrote:
Has   Not    Aged    Well
  How do you know that?


This is good to hear right now.
Everything thats AWESOME about the Doors here....
 
bravo
+
 
Has   Not    Aged    Well
back during my art school daze, we would have monday night soirees. i swear, every monday night when i walked through the door, this song was coincidentally playing. each time. it was kind of freaky.
 rdo wrote:

Why?  It's on the cover art. 
I'd rather read comments.  This stuff is clogging the broadband.  Enough already.
 

 
Don't be such a sourpuss, rdo! If you have a slow computer, upgrade, already! I like everything posted, from pictures to lyrics to comments. Loosen up and just enjoy this space - the world outside is far uglier than anything you'll see or read here (except for that barf emoticon.)

 berrydoo wrote:
Wow!  Awesome picture!  Thanks for posting.  
 
Why?  It's on the cover art. 
I'd rather read comments.  This stuff is clogging the broadband.  Enough already.
 

 kaybee wrote:
One of my favourite Doors pieces.  Love the startling seque from one to the other.
 
There are very few Doors tunes I can even listen to anymore (and others that I never liked at all) - these two (together) are an exception.

Wow!  Awesome picture!  Thanks for posting.  
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Morrison Hotel by Waitin' For The Sun
Florian Marie
https://www.flickr.com/photos/florianmarie/

December 1969, Los Angeles, California, USA —- Rock band The Doors inside the Morrison Hotel during the photo shoot for the album cover of the same name. The Doors are: (l to r) keyboardist Ray Manzarek, singer Jim Morrison, drummer John Densmore, and guitarist Robby Krieger.

Copyright All rights reserved
 


With very few exceptions, I don't like the Doors. (I prefer windows and skylights.)

Morrison Hotel by Waitin' For The Sun
Florian Marie
https://www.flickr.com/photos/florianmarie/

December 1969, Los Angeles, California, USA —- Rock band The Doors inside the Morrison Hotel during the photo shoot for the album cover of the same name. The Doors are: (l to r) keyboardist Ray Manzarek, singer Jim Morrison, drummer John Densmore, and guitarist Robby Krieger.

Copyright All rights reserved


One of my favourite Doors pieces.  Love the startling seque from one to the other.
{#Good-vibes}  Sounds good in El Salvador....
Please come to SA and listen for yourself 

 
toolunious wrote:
No, no.. quite sure about this one

 
murkje wrote:
You better believe it !

 
toolunious wrote:

better in holland
 
 
 


No, no.. quite sure about this one

 
murkje wrote:
You better believe it !

 
toolunious wrote:

better in holland
 
 


I've never liked the Doors' music much (except "Riders on the Storm,") but this isn't bad.  I think "Barabajagal" by Donovan would sound good next.
I"ve grown tired of many Doors songs.
This ISN'T one of them.
Too cool. 
You better believe it !

 
toolunious wrote:

better in holland
 


 murkje wrote:
Sounds great in South Africa !
 
better in holland
Sounds great in South Africa !
 listen_n_sf wrote:
This had to have sounded dated within a year of release.
 
Funny, it sounds really fresh today.  Good poetry stands the test of time.
Wow, I hardly remember this from The Doors.......great choice!
Just heard a similarity of the opening riff with a Cake song...hmmmmmm...interesting......
Cool funky stuff
More Morrison please! {#Dancingbanana}