Rock Is Dead (The Doors song)

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"Rock Is Dead" is a song by the Doors, recorded on February 25, 1969 at Elektra Sound Recorders Studios in Los Angeles. It was edited for a release in 1996[citation needed] and was released for the first time on the compilation box set The Doors: Box Set.[1]


The song came out of a jam session The Doors did February the 25th, after eating dinner at a Mexican bar.[2] For exactly one hour this jam session was held, and remained unreleased until 1997. The song was recorded 3 months before the Soft Parade sessions ended.[3][4]



  1. ^ Is Rock Dead? - Page 149 =0415970342 Kevin J. H. Dettmar - 2006 - The most representative song in this most disturbing category would have to be the Doors' weird and rambling, sixteen-and-a-halfminute odyssey “Rock Is Dead”; Jim Morrison makes explicit the equation of the death of rock and the death of its poet, proclaiming rock's demise as a way of announcing, or perhaps proleptically enacting, his own death: “As long as I got breath, the death of rock/ Is the death of me, / And rock is dead.” Here, the words of Lester Bangs (as portrayed, at least, ...
  2. ^ Sólo Doorsianos' page
  3. ^ Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend 1446490742 Stephen Davis - 2011 - - Page 312 That evening. the Doors and their entourage went out to supper together at a local Mexican joint, the Blue Boar, where they stuffed themselves in a private dining room and drank beer and tequila for a couple of hours. Well lubed. they returned to the studio and started jamming Jim sang Elvis's “Love Me Tender" and as the band played free-form R 8: B, started improvising about the death of rock and roll. He kept repeating, “Rock is dead," and “Listen, listen, I don't wanna hear no more .
  4. ^ Into This House We're Born 1847281494 James Hunt - 2006 - Page 329 Over the last three months leading up to the night of Rock Is Dead, the band had labored at the Elektra Sound Studios, laying down tracks for an album that would be released in July. Two concerts were also performed during this period, on December 14th at The Forum in Los Angeles and on January 24th at Madison Square Garden in New York. At both shows, The Doors employed the same strings and brass orchestration that would so markedly influence the sound of their new ...