Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Retro Video of the Week: "Tightrope Ride" by The Doors

In honor of Ray Manzarek's passing, it seemed appropriate to pay homage during the Retro Video of the Week.  This is "Tightrope Ride," one of my favorite Doors songs, sung by Manzarek and performed live in 1972 on the German music show Beat Club.  The song was written and recorded after Morrison's death, and Manzarek wrote it about Morrison as a tragic figure.  It was the band's highest-charting post-Morrison single, reaching #71 on the Billboard charts in 1971.  As the video shows, Manzarek could sing pretty well in addition to playing a wicked organ.  Rest in peace, Ray.

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