Just a wierd speculation at 1:00 in the morning....
> Does anybody else think that the Danzig song that's so popular (read,
> overplayed) lately "Mama- tell your children not to follow me" (Can't remember
> the name, so there's a lyric clip) sounds a lot like Jim Morrison in both voice
> and content?
sure does to me, too. such a similarity isn't exactly new, though. not
only does "mother" cop the whole jim morrison/"i'm a badass" feel, but
other songs (notably "i'm the one") do so to an even greater extent. and
when he's not doing the "jim thing," he's going back one generation, using
a sort of "elvis at halloween" deal.
not that this is all necessarily bad, though. i think danzig's very fun.
i also think he might be the devil :-)
You are correct. Morrison is definitely an influence. Danzig's
second album is actually the same cover as the doors self titled
album, but it is danzig instead of the doors faces. He is also
heavily influenced by Elvis.
what album is this off of ?
> > sure does to me, too. such a similarity isn't exactly new, though. not
> > only does "mother" cop the whole jim morrison/"i'm a badass" feel, but
> > other songs (notably "i'm the one") do so to an even greater extent. and
> > when he's not doing the "jim thing," he's going back one generation, using
> > a sort of "elvis at halloween" deal.
> > not that this is all necessarily bad, though. i think danzig's very fun.
> > i also think he might be the devil :-)
> > later.
> > alex
> what album is this off of ?
well, the new version of "mother" is on the thrall/demonsweatlive ep
(pretty cute title, eh?), and "i'm the one" is off of Danzig II: Lucifuge.
While i would agree that he sounds a great deal like Elvis, i think he'd
disagree about being influenced by him. He says that he "doesn't see the big
deal" about Elvis, that he just thinks of him as "a really good singer, that's
all." Apparently the reason Danzig covered an Elvis song on the new EP has
more to do with guitarist John Christ than with Glenn himself.
A little anecdote: i was playing the Danzig song "How the Gods Kill" about a
year ago in my art class, and a friend of mine asked, honestly - "Is this the
Doors?" I thought it was rather funny at the time...
I'm the One, and the intro to Devil's Plaything (though I've been
told it sounds more like Roy Orbision, but I'd don't listen to Roy
so I can't verify that). That's all...
I think he tends to sing mostly like Elvis.
Trouble -- demo version before the first album was released
End of Time -- chorus "I'll be waiting..."
American Nightmare -- from Legacy of Brutality
Blood and Tears
With the exception of American Nightmare I don't think Danzig conciously
intends to sound like anybody...that's just the he sings...His voice
is rather baritone, as was morrision's but thats mostly the only
similarity between the two.
--the mocking religion of hatred that burns in the night
No, I don't think John Goodman sounds like Jim Morrison at all... :>