The single is drawn from the studio album L.A. Woman , which in 1970 included. The song is one of the most characteristic intros from the pop music of the cascading rain and the very famous intro melody and chords on the Wurlitzer by Ray Manzarek . The song was written in the key of E minor .
According to The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger is the song based on the song (Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend . In December 1970 Riders was recorded under the direction of a sound engineer Bruce Botnick , who eventually co- producer was. The singer of the music group Jim Morrison sang the first song and then hummed the text again, so that the echo effect was obtained. It was, according to Manzarek the last song that the band recorded with Morrison. Shortly after issuance of the single Morrison died. In the film The Doors by Oliver Stone would be seen in what mood the song is recorded. B-side was Changeling, from the same album opener; Riders was closing. The single is a highly abbreviated version of the LP track by 7:14.
Riders on the Storm was used later:
- as the title of the book written by drummer John Densmore ;
- as a group of The Doors without Jim Morrison.
There are a number of other known versions, not as successful as that of the original artists:
- Annabel Lamb (1983), took 27th place in a list in England;
- Creed (2000) for the album Stoned Immaculate ;
- Snoop Dogg (2005) for computer game Need for Speed: Underground 2 , a dub over the original way.
- Infected Mushroom made a remix (2009) album Legend of the Black Shawarma ;
|"Riders on the Storm" in the Dutch Top 40 - within 31-07-1971|
|"Riders on the Storm" in the Dutch Single Top 100 - Covered: 31-07-1971|
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in the Radio 2 Top 2000
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