The Doors swing in and out of my musical life from the very beginning. My Parents liked them. My School Mates and I loved them. I have listened to them since before I knew what music really was and I still play them now. They’re the constant thread through my listening. From learning songs, to discovering rock has a history (Yep the Oliver Stone Movie) to becoming a hard core fan (one of the best and most exciting gigs I’ve been to was a Doors cover band)
And this bawdy drinking sea shanty is the ‘hard rock cafe’ version of the band at their best. Morrison Hotel is a five star faultless album. It’s a ripping rollicking rocka roller of a record. Nowhere more so than this hard drinking leer of a tune.
‘Maggie M’Gill she lived on the hill, her Daddy got drunk and left her the will so, she went down, down to Tangie town’ – It’s a powerful delivery. Full of bluster and sexual portent.
‘People down there, really like to, get it on!’ I always though this sounded like a riot.
That massive blues rock riff pummels away as Jim hollers ‘Get it on! Get! It! On!’
Records like Maggie M’Gill make you think you can wear leather trousers in public. They make you feel you can swagger around with your shirt open and never take your leather jacket off.
Rock and roll means well, but it can’t help telling young boys lies.