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Bill Pissott
09-08-2006, 12:22 PM
Them or The Doors?

Matt A
09-08-2006, 12:45 PM
The Doors. Morrison puts much more sleazy soul into it.

Matt A
09-08-2006, 12:51 PM
How about which white boy version of "Baby, Please Don't Go"?:

Them, Ted Nugent, or AC/DC?

Don Guarisco
09-08-2006, 12:55 PM
Actually, I prefer Patti Smith's version.

She does a pretty amazing version of "My Generation," as well.

Matt A
09-08-2006, 12:58 PM
Actually, I prefer Patti Smith's version.

She does a pretty amazing version of "My Generation," as well.

Oh. Well, la-di-da! :p :D *





* two smilies so you know I'm just giving you shit.

Scott Ruhl
09-08-2006, 01:24 PM
The fucking Doors man!

Marshall Crist
09-08-2006, 02:30 PM
Actually, I prefer Patti Smith's version.

She does a pretty amazing version of "My Generation," as well.

The Count Five's version of "My Generation" is a spectacle to behold.

Bill Pissott
09-08-2006, 02:31 PM
Oh, the Doors version for me as well.

Graham Smith
09-08-2006, 02:32 PM
Actually, I prefer Patti Smith's version.

As do I, Don.

Bill Pissott
09-08-2006, 02:37 PM
Patti Smith version aside boys, choose one. Them or Doors?

Mike Brown
09-08-2006, 02:40 PM
Them.

Matt A
09-08-2006, 02:43 PM
Mike and Bill:

Who would do a better hypothetical version of "Gloria"? Tears for Fears or Duran Duran? :D

Mike Brown
09-08-2006, 02:47 PM
That's funny, but it's gotta be TFF for me. Echo would be more suited though.

Jennifer S.
09-08-2006, 02:52 PM
The Doors version rules the house down, and sounds so raw,powerfull and naughty that it just rules.

Matt A
09-08-2006, 02:54 PM
The Doors version rules the house down, and sounds so raw,powerfull and naughty that it just rules.

"Wrap your arms around my legs. Wrap your legs around my neck. Wrap your hair around my skin."

Naughty indeed. :p

Bill Pissott
09-08-2006, 03:08 PM
Mike and Bill:

Who would do a better hypothetical version of "Gloria"? Tears for Fears or Duran Duran? :D


Van Halen :)

Matt A
09-08-2006, 03:14 PM
Van Halen :)

DLR or Hagar? ;)

Bill Pissott
09-08-2006, 03:27 PM
DLR or Hagar? ;)


Either way is fine by me. Maybe both together :)

Horace Cordier
09-08-2006, 03:37 PM
The DOORS.

Howard Farmer
09-08-2006, 03:38 PM
Since there's no option for Hendrix's improvised lyric/jam version I'll have to go with The Doors.

William R.
09-08-2006, 05:02 PM
THEM! I love 'em. The Doors I can give and take.




Don's right though.

Chad Haden
09-08-2006, 07:14 PM
Fucking THEM!!!

Van Morrisson > Jim Morrisson

Chuck C.
09-08-2006, 08:40 PM
Howzabout the Shadows of Knight, they are the one who had a top 10 hit with
the song. Tough choice for me between the Them & Shadows of Knight
version.

Bill Pissott
09-08-2006, 09:50 PM
Howzabout the Shadows of Knight, they are the one who had a top 10 hit with
the song. Tough choice for me between the Them & Shadows of Knight
version.


So I take it you like the version by Them better then the version by The Doors?

Chuck C.
09-08-2006, 10:23 PM
So I take it you like the version by Them better then the version by The Doors?


Yep!!

Bill Pissott
09-08-2006, 10:25 PM
Yep!!


Thanks.

Doors with a slight egde to this point 6-4. Probably should have made this a poll also :)

Randy Thomas G
09-09-2006, 12:55 AM
Fucking THEM!!!

Van Morrisson > Jim Morrisson

Ditto.

Bill Pissott
09-09-2006, 12:57 AM
6-5. We got a ball game!

Fred C. Dobbs
09-09-2006, 01:48 AM
Am I the only one who was thinking this meant the Cassavetes film or the Sidney Lumet version? :o

BobG
09-09-2006, 03:35 AM
Am I the only one who was thinking this meant the Cassavetes film or the Sidney Lumet version? :o

I did, too, that's why I'm late to the discussion. I never saw the remake and I'm not crazy about the original...

As for the song...I love the Doors' record (it was a nice surprise when it surfaced in 1983) but I gotta go with the Shadows of Knight's version 'cause it's even more snotty sounding, garage punk perfection than Them's.

Zane C.
09-09-2006, 04:12 AM
The Doors. By far the DEFINITIVE version of this song. Say what you want about Morrison and crew, but they turn out this song with a true rock n' roll vibe that is inimitable. Great performance of this song.

Bill Pissott
09-09-2006, 09:03 AM
I did, too, that's why I'm late to the discussion. I never saw the remake and I'm not crazy about the original...

As for the song...I love the Doors' record (it was a nice surprise when it surfaced in 1983) but I gotta go with the Shadows of Knight's version 'cause it's even more snotty sounding, garage punk perfection than Them's.


So do you prefer the Doors version or Them's? Is this too hard people? :)

Bill Pissott
09-09-2006, 09:04 AM
The Doors. By far the DEFINITIVE version of this song. Say what you want about Morrison and crew, but they turn out this song with a true rock n' roll vibe that is inimitable. Great performance of this song.


Right on the money!

7-5 Doors lead.

Chad Haden
09-09-2006, 09:23 AM
So 7 DVD Maniacs are out of their fucking minds while 5 of us have our heads screwed on straight ;)

Graham Smith
09-09-2006, 10:39 AM
Them version beats The Doors for me, although I like any version of this song and still prefer the Patti Smith version. :D

Bill Pissott
09-09-2006, 12:17 PM
7-6. Getting tight.

Marshall Crist
09-09-2006, 03:26 PM
Actually, now that I think about it, my favorite version is "Melvin."

BobG
09-09-2006, 04:05 PM
OK, I go for the Doors version over Them, only because I'd like to see Jim kick Van in his fat butt.

Bill Pissott
09-09-2006, 04:10 PM
Heh, heh. That's the kinda talk I like. Strange, as much as I like the version by Them, which I think is far more punk and raw then the Shadows Of The Night version, I don't really like Van Morrison.

8-6 Doors!

Chad Haden
09-09-2006, 05:01 PM
I don't really like Van Morrison.


Those are fighting words!

William R.
09-09-2006, 05:27 PM
I love Them, but not much Morrison solo. How odd is that?

Chad Haden
09-09-2006, 06:01 PM
I love Them, but not much Morrison solo. How odd is that?

I admit that Van can run hot or cold, but when he's hot he's real fuckin hot! Vis a vis "Domino" or "Jackie Wilson Said"

Zane C.
09-09-2006, 06:35 PM
So 7 DVD Maniacs are out of their fucking minds while 5 of us have our heads screwed on straight ;)

But The Doors' version is still the best! :D

Chad Haden
09-09-2006, 06:39 PM
But The Doors' version is still the best! :D

I'm sorry Zane, but my contingent and I must respectfully disagree.


Besides, we all know Muddy Waters' live version at Newport is the best

Bill Pissott
09-09-2006, 06:40 PM
Those are fighting words!


After all these years, I'm still a sucker for "Moondance" though.

Chad Haden
09-09-2006, 06:41 PM
After all these years, I'm still a sucker for "Moondance" though.


It's a beautiful song

Bill Pissott
09-09-2006, 06:42 PM
It's a beautiful song


Luuuuv that jazzy beat.

Zane C.
09-09-2006, 06:42 PM
I'm sorry Zane, but my contingent and I must respectfully disagree.


Besides, we all know Muddy Waters' live version at Newport is the best

That's cool. Van does have some great material, though. I certainly can't deny the guy is hugely talented!

I've never heard Muddy Waters' version, actually. How does it compare?

Chad Haden
09-09-2006, 06:50 PM
That's cool. Van does have some great material, though. I certainly can't deny the guy is hugely talented!

I've never heard Muddy Waters' version, actually. How does it compare?

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NIX30Y6R

Zane C.
09-09-2006, 07:21 PM
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NIX30Y6R

Thanks, Chad!

mark t
09-11-2006, 12:03 AM
I really do dig the Doors version, they did something really awesomely sleazy with it, but THEM's opening chords will always be the definitive version for me.

Bill Pissott
09-11-2006, 12:45 AM
8-7 Doors.

Tim Mayer
09-11-2006, 09:03 AM
I love the godawful version Jim Belushi's band did on that old episode of "Saturday Night Live". One of the Smothers Brothers plays a friend of Jim's dad who drops by to see the garage band play. They're terrible and can't even spell the words to "Gloria". The clincher is Jim telling his bandmates they just might get to open for the Rolling Stones.

Bill Pissott
09-11-2006, 12:57 PM
I really do dig the Doors version, they did something really awesomely sleazy with it, but THEM's opening chords will always be the definitive version for me.


Tolch, refresh my memory. Is the version by Them the one featured in "The Outsiders"?

mark t
09-11-2006, 01:49 PM
Tolch, refresh my memory. Is the version by Them the one featured in "The Outsiders"?


Indeed it is...

Bill Pissott
09-11-2006, 02:04 PM
Thank you my good man.

Randy Thomas G
09-12-2006, 12:37 AM
I love Them, but not much Morrison solo. How odd is that?

Really? Astral Weeks is a massive classic, I thought. St. Dominic's Preview and Veedon Fleece are also great. Not to mention 'T.B. Sheets' on Blowin' Your Mind, very intense, claustrophobic and sad.

Not rocking but again lots of intensity on 'Listen to the Lion,' 'Madame George,' etc. More jazzy soul folk rock rather than r'n'b garage I guess.

Of the Them material my favourite songs are 'One Two Brown Eyes' and of course 'Mystic Eyes.' They give me the chills but a lot of their discography is cluttered with mediocre r'n'b covers, imo.

Ian Miller
09-12-2006, 01:29 AM
Them, all the way.

But I dig Jimi's lyrics the mos'.

"Gloria, we gotta get the hell OUTTA here! Get off my chest!"

Nadeem Ali
03-22-2007, 09:14 PM
Them without a shadow

mark t
03-23-2007, 10:27 AM
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NIX30Y6R


Aw....I guess this link is so old, it's not active anymore. I had a serious hankerin' for some Gloria by Them.

Bill Pissott
03-23-2007, 11:05 AM
Who is digging up these decrepit old music threads anyway?

Chad Haden
03-23-2007, 11:09 AM
Who is digging up these decrepit old music threads anyway?

Looks like Nadeem dug it up, damn fine thread to dig up. Lots of Them talk is always good :)

Bill Pissott
03-23-2007, 11:21 AM
I don't know who Nadeem is but some of these threads, with all due respect, need to die a slow and deserving death.

Chad Haden
03-23-2007, 11:22 AM
Aw....I guess this link is so old, it's not active anymore. I had a serious hankerin' for some Gloria by Them.

I reupped it for ya, Tolchie

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CZ3C3KCZ

Chad Haden
03-23-2007, 11:28 AM
Muddy and the boys doin it at Newport

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WZWNEYHS

mark t
03-23-2007, 02:10 PM
I don't know who Nadeem is but some of these threads, with all due respect, need to die a slow and deserving death.


Not this one, though....i gots me some G-L-O-R-I-A to listen to at work, which is too awesome this Friday. :)

Chad Haden
03-23-2007, 02:27 PM
Not this one, though....i gots me some G-L-O-R-I-A to listen to at work, which is too awesome this Friday. :)

Fuckin A! Gloria is one of the best garage songs ever :)

Nadeem Ali
03-23-2007, 02:41 PM
Them's version of I Can Only Give You Everything makes me smile when nothing else can...

Chad Haden
03-23-2007, 02:50 PM
Them's version of I Can Only Give You Everything makes me smile when nothing else can...

Nadeem, I like the way you think :)

Bill Pissott
03-23-2007, 02:59 PM
Not this one, though....i gots me some G-L-O-R-I-A to listen to at work, which is too awesome this Friday. :)


No offense intended. I was just wondering who was excavating these things. Carry on.

Chad Haden
03-23-2007, 03:01 PM
No offense intended. I was just wondering who was excavating these things. Carry on.

None taken, now come join us in the 71-73 thread :D

Bill Pissott
03-23-2007, 03:05 PM
None taken, now come join us in the 71-73 thread :D


Thanks, but no more music talk for me around these parts. Keep posting though because I do read them now and again :)

mark t
03-23-2007, 03:09 PM
No offense intended. I was just wondering who was excavating these things. Carry on.


No offense taken from you, brother!

vincent_z
03-23-2007, 05:39 PM
After all these years, I'm still a sucker for "Moondance" though. Highest charting position for "Moondance": #92 - November 1977 (Warner Bros. 8450) :eek:
I will start a distinctive thread about "Gloria", complete with a public poll.

Tom D
03-23-2007, 05:53 PM
Well, I posted on the other thread :o Patti Smith

Jonathan Douglas
03-23-2007, 06:41 PM
Love this 1966 version by The Boots, dig their style man, classic "Beat Club" performance!

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Horace Cordier
03-23-2007, 07:29 PM
No offense intended. I was just wondering who was excavating these things. Carry on.

No offense ever taken Bill. These remind me of the "good old days"! :)

Anyway, put me down for the THEM version.

Bill Pissott
03-23-2007, 09:21 PM
I think those "good old days" are gone unfortunately Ace.

Nadeem Ali
03-23-2007, 11:34 PM
Nadeem, I like the way you think :)

I love the cheapo lo-fi organ on the song...It is primitive and beautiful...


Love this 1966 version by The Boots, dig their style man, classic "Beat Club" performance!

That is fucking ace!