Long drives in the rain…


Friday 14 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike


This 1971 iconic track by The Doors one takes me back to the mid 90s when I would commute weekly from Dorset on the south coast of England up to the north. Up and down some 500km of freeways every week. Being jolly old England, I was more often than not driving headlong through the rain for hours on end as I recall. This of course, was one of my most played tracks, and therefore joins the ranks of those Tunes I Love.



9 thoughts on “Long drives in the rain…

  1. mvschulze says:

    Love this song but have never heard this version with the sound effects (thunder yes, screaching tires, no etc..) Riders on the Storm was included in a “tape” I did back in 1968, (Summer of ’68) reel to reel, party tape. No i-pads back then. But I have that original 3 hr. compilation now digitialized and…on the i -pod – including of course, Riders on the Storm!
    You might be interested in this about the Doors, first playing NYC, from my “1967 cross country in MGB” series. http://wp.me/p37YEI-Ad It didn’t go so well for Jim Morrison and his guys, being second acts to the NY beloved Simon and Garfunkle. Jeanne and I were there! M 🙂

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  2. Colleen says:

    Great band, great song…

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  3. Driving up the M5 and possibly M6 in pouring rain. I feel your pain.


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