Vinyl Roulette #47 – The Doors – Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine (1972)

Vinyl Roulette #47 – The Doors – Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine (1972)

August 23, 2019 5 By Kailee Schamberger


the doors we had scenes inside the goldmine this is a best off by the doors on CD I’m pretty sure this only came out in Japan when I was growing up my dad did a reproduction of this painting like he painted it himself you know with Jim Morrison and the doors and so I think it maybe ended here I don’t know if he had the LP because this is not my dad’s LP version I actually got this later on um but uh basically the only thing I’m trying to say here is that when I was a kid I saw this basically every day this is a part of almost like my childhood the reason I wanted to have this best stuff was not only because of this incredible painting isn’t because uh there’s a few songs here that are really hard to get if you don’t you know if you have CD the CD versions or the new anniversary box sets or whatever you have some of these songs but the song you need meat don’t go no further that’s a really rare song I think it only came out on a single as a b-side but I’m not sure which one but uh I’m pretty sure it’s a cover um yeah that’s it’s a cover by Willie it’s a Willie Dixon or a cover so we Lee Dixon is the original songwriter of unique meat don’t go any further this is a really good best off though in terms of LP best offs there was an original called 13 I’m pretty sure one number 13 this is like a second best off so you don’t get like my fire you don’t get hello I love you stuff like that but you do get more of the obscure bests best off another thing is that this came out I’m pretty sure after they were broken up so yeah this is something too so uh Jim Morrison had died already whereas thirteen came out either around the time of a Roadhouse blues Morrison Hotel or a little bit before so this has songs from Le woman which that best off the first best off thirteen doesn’t so then you know you get a la woman you get a you know lover madly you know wouldn’t a musicals over horse latitudes Maggie McGill right a thunderstorm you know that’s that’s site for such an essential side horse latitudes maybe not as much but when the music’s over in right on our sort like that those are two of the best songs that doors ever had again this being a second best off this doesn’t have a Roadhouse blues like if you find if you’re trying to find Rojas blues it’s not here like my fire it’s not here crystal ship I’m pretty sure it’s not here nope no crystal ship but that’s a thing that’s like those would be in the first best off thirteen when I was growing up my dad had a cassette copy of this as well so the car I drove to high school in Cuates to the deck of Monterey you know I had a cassette player a cassette deck on now it was a 1987 Mercury Cougar so somebody’s calling me the point is that I was listening to this in cassette form in my car pretty much months while I was in high school so I know this best off and these songs backwards and forwards this is a great best off if you see this this was repressed in one of the record store days you know so this is not hard maybe not as cheap anymore to get but there’s a it was present custom color vinyl version if you know nothing about the doors I think this is a really good best off even if you don’t have the first best off again this is on vinyl so if if you get a CD version you’ll it’s gonna be not this you know it’s gonna be a completely different best off this artwork is exclusive to this best off if you really go through the songs what really impressed me about this best off is that uh there’s a few songs that are not exactly the songs that you would expect in a best off so site one starts with break on through so really the first song from the first record then strange taste first song from the second record then you go to shaman blues which is in soft parade come on blues is the third song in soft parade I’m pretty sure after a touch me it’s one of the best door songs it’s a really dark murky blue song since I had this in my car that’s one of the main songs I heard you know it’s the third song in this best-off it immediately put me in a different universe it’s like a weird love song but it’s almost like a drunk half drunk half hungover love song maybe a really simple song because it’s not like it has a lot of sections but it shows you how the doors perverted the blues to their methods and again the the strength of a band like The Doors is that each member is completely different like you know jaundice more being the jazz drummer the flamenco you know finger picking guitarist and then you have a Ramon’s Erik being the circus Oregon carnival music almost and then the the weird drunk stoned poet in J Morrison and the song like shaman blue shows how those disparate elements plus the blues can basically form a new type of music and that type of music is basically what the doors did mostly musicians that were attracted by the blues but not necessarily 100% blues musicians trying to make blues it’s a similar thing as cream it’s a similar thing as the Rolling Stones but the thing is that the similar aspect is the members and their interests in music the guitarist never placed with a pick so the way he’s playing these blues licks is really different from a Muddy Waters from you know Bo Diddley in many ways because of men Sarek robby krieger is not clean rhythm guitar he doesn’t need to play rhythm guitar again because of the flamenco finger picking aspects it’s almost more like a harp like notes really swarming around the real melody that’s being brought by the key words I really wish this was one of the standard best offs if they just combined 13 with this and then just kept using this cover in name which seems inside the gold mine that should be the best stuff that doors have as a standard the doors being a band that you know then had a soundtrack for motion picture that’s one best off that combines both the original doors and then some of the you know Val Kilmer sung songs but it’s mostly the doors originals and then you have so many other you know best offs be it because you know the different years the different ownerships of Elektra then every and then maybe they even a cell you know the rights best off to you know iTunes to a specific label so there’s a lot of best stuffs so this is a great best off if you’re into vinyl this is great you know the title we’re teens inside the goldmine comes from the end I do think that the best way to listen to the doors is through their individual albums there’s six albums you know they’re not hard the the albums with Jim Morrison there’s two other albums they released instrumentally without Jim Morrison and then there’s the you know poetry album with a Jim Morrison which they put some music on top of you but the official albums that came out while morrison was alive are only six so as much as i do like this best off i would recommend people to just get the original albums if I really want to criticize their records I’m really hard pressed and it would be maybe me personally I would say waiting for the Sun is the worst of those six I think after that is Morrison Hotel even though a lot of people love Roadhouse blues and you know Maggie McGill the spy and that’s one thing that I forgot and I wanted to mention here is like because this is a second mist off there’s some weird deep cuts so like something like the spy from Morrison Hotel is such an incredible song I think I wouldn’t have actually paid as much attention to it if it wasn’t because it wasn’t his best off and you know I was driving to high school listened to it then after Morrison Hotel you know it’s probably soft parade la woman self-titled Strange Days but just think about that it’s like it’s really only waiting for the Sun that’s a flawed Dorsch record and even then that has not to touch the earth five-to-one hello I love you which is maybe not as good but like I I enjoy it a lot so for me I would just go with the original doors records if you see this on LP it has the this song unit neat don’t going no further which is a Willie Dixon cover I do like that song a lot but I don’t know if it’s worth it to just buy this for that but again if you want to buy the 7-inch that has that song you’re probably gonna pay 30 bucks so I think this is one of the best interpretations in terms of a painting and covers of what the doors music is because my dad had a reproduction of this I was growing up it was engrained in my head almost before I even was listening to the doors music consciously and knowing what break on through when like my firework when I saw it I would just think of him as a metaphysical being you know somebody who’s looking at things deeper with this weird third eye and then looking at the band members here you know in the back to me this represents the doors this is the image represents the doors more than the cover of Strange Days more than the cover of Le Woman or any of the other records which scenes inside the goldmine it’s a I’m pretty sure almost exclusively on vinyl but if you find it it’s a 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