26. september 2017 arkiv

50: The Doors – Strange Days

26. september 2017

To af The Doors albums udkom i 1967. Det eponyme debutalbum kom tidligt på året, og efterfølgeren Strange Days med gøglercoveret udkom d. 25. september. Som debutalbummet blev toeren en kæmpe succes, bl.a. i kraft af de to singler “People are strange” og “Love me two times”. Nu 50 år senere fejres pladerne med opulente genudgivelser, hvor man får såvel den oprindelige monoudgave som en nyere restaureret stereoudgave. Og begge plader fortjener mere end et genhør.

En sangs tilblivelse: Constant Craving – k d lang

26. september 2017

‘It was the year I came out as gay. When we went to the Grammys, religious groups were picketing outside’

We’d hired a little place in Vancouver to write songs. I’d been listening to Black Crow by Joni Mitchell and said to Ben, my songwriting partner: “Wouldn’t it be great if we could do a song with similar, flowing open chords?” I sat down with a little Casio keyboard and the music came quickly, but I struggled to write lyrics for months. Then one day I just sat at the window with a typewriter and the phrase “constant craving” came into my head. Once I had that, the lyrics flowed.

I was singing off-key and didn’t know why – then I had root canal surgery and was cured” [k d lang]