Robby Krieger Doesn’t Listen To The Doors Anymore

In a recent conversation with Guitar World, Robby Krieger explained why he no longer listens to the Doors.

When asked about it, the guitarist shared in which situation he revisits the Doors’ catalog:

“No, not really, unless I’m planning to include a song in one of my live shows that I haven’t played for many years. I hear a lot of our stuff on the radio all the time anyway. I think the songs still hold up pretty good.”

He sees both original fans and many younger people in his shows:

“What makes me say that is when I look at the people who come to my live shows and you’ve got original fans, plus a big percentage of younger people who’ve also discovered the band. They really seem to be into what the Doors did.”

Krieger’s Favorite Doors Albums

But that doesn’t mean Krieger doesn’t have his favorites from the six albums the Doors released while Jim Morrison was alive. He likes the debut from 1967 and ‘L.A. Woman’ from 1971. He stated:

“Definitely the first, self-titled album [from 1967], as we’d had months and months of playing the stuff every night at the Whiskey. I think ‘L.A. Woman’ is probably my next favorite, mostly because of the way we recorded it, as I say, as we were jamming on a lot of the tracks until they became songs.”

The musician talked about ‘Riders on the Storm’:

“‘Riders on the Storm’ started off as a surf tune – then it somehow morphed into what it became. After Jim passed, we did a couple of albums with John, Ray, and me. I think there were some great songs on those albums, although they don’t get a lot of attention.”

Krieger and his new band, the Soul Savages, released their debut album, titled ‘Robby Krieger & the Soul Savages,’ on January 19, 2024. The record has 10 instrumental tracks. The band consists of keyboardist Ed Roth, bassist Kevin ‘Brandino’ Brandon, and drummer Franklin Vanderbilt.