“People Are Strange” (The Doors) Cover Music Video

By Jim Fusco:

Welcome, welcome to another edition of Jim Fusco Tuesday!  If you’re a fan, you’re in for a treat this week, as tomorrow I’ll be bringing you another brand-new, world premiere track off of my upcoming album, “Halfway There”!  I’ll leave the details until then, but make sure you stop back!

Tonight, I finally put an end to a great shame here on the Laptop Sessions acoustic cover songs music video blog.  We pride ourselves on having the best bands of all time- both in music quality and in popularity.  Now, for my tastes, the Doors are a bit too avant-garde at times, but as far as a cult following and popularity go, it’s an atrocity that it’s taken us this long to do a Doors song!  So, it’s Jim Fusco to the rescuse again tonight with “People Are Strange”.

“People Are Strange” (which I always thought was titled “When You’re Strange”…) for me is a kind of a midway point between such pop/rock style songs (“Hello, I Love You” and “Touch Me” – both GREAT songs) and the “deeper” style of songs like “Riders on the Storm”.  Plus, I think it translated really well into acosutic guitar, so it’s a perfect addition to the music video blog and a nice way to start off our Doors category here on the site.

I read an article on Yahoo today about the most hated and loved bands.  One of the ones they mentioned was the Doors because of Jim Morrison being kind of a martyr.  I mean, everyone loved the Beatles and they broke up well before John died.  So, they don’t really get a sympathy vote.  But, Morrison and Hendrix were rockers that died well before their time and during the height of their popularity.  So, their star continues to rise after they pass away because you can’t do wrong when you’re not around, well, to do more wrong!

I would have to agree that the Doors are a bit overrated, but if you take them at their best, which I’m assuming are their singles, (unless someone wants to correct me by posting a commment) then you’ve got a group with a classic rock’n’roll lead singer, a world-class keyboard player in Ray Manzereck, and some truly radio-worthy singles.  That ranks pretty high in my book.

I hope you enjoy tonight’s Laptop Session acoustic cover song music video.  I have so much to say about the progress of my new album, but again, that’ll wait until tomorrow night’s post.  Then, I’ll leave the next week to either Chris or Jeff before I come at you again with another original song music video!  We have so many great plans to get new viewers to the blog (a big shoutout to Chris’ efforts- see, I don’t only criticize, I praise!), so if this is your first time here, we welcome you and hope you’ll come back each day for another great cover song or original acoustic music video!  See you tomorrow.

This is one in a series of acoustic cover songs, original music, and free mp3 downloads here on the Laptop Sessions Music Video Blog.

5 thoughts on ““People Are Strange” (The Doors) Cover Music Video

  1. okay, I’ll admit I never knew this song was by the Doors. Thanks for bringing it to my attention and for the great acoustic rendition.

  2. Hi there !

    Im a rooky´and i want to play like you this song. I love it !

    If you have time and ur not boring to read this, please send me a video on email and show me how u get that !


  3. Agreed with the overrated thing and that Touch Me and Hello, I love you are INCREDIBLE tunes. Doors were a great band, but (and I’m not the person who originally said this) Spirit was the important band out of L.A. in that era.

  4. Hello- nice to hear from you! Unfortunately, I don’t have time to post a video about how to play this song, but I can tell you, it’s not too hard. It’s basically an Em chord and then an Am chord- you’ll pick it up from there!

  5. Jim, have you ever heard Brave Combo’s version of People Are Strange????

    My observation of it is: covers can be strange …

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