Did The Doors "Peace Frog" influence Disco?

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  1. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    If I had a discotheque, I would definitely play it. The beat, steady bass drum, double-time on the hi-hat, and that funky bass line.
     
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    Clarkophile Up in T.O. keepin' jive alive

  3. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Ok, it's settle then, lol..

    Do you know of a more disco-y song from the 60s?
     
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  4. Zack

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    I've put on Peace Frog at a dancing party. The whole "Indians scattered on dawn's highway bleeding" bit did not go over well.
     
  5. spencer1

    spencer1 Great Western Forum Resident

    That's just weird.
     
  6. SurrealCereal

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    Probably not. Just because a song sounds similar to something that came later doesn't mean the latter was influenced by it. Disco grew out of various forms of funk and soul music, and its progenitors were most likely not listening to The Doors all that much, despite certain aspects of the sound coming from psychedelic music. If you ask me, "Peace Frog" has more to do with songs like Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride" and other songs from the same time period than it does with disco.
     
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  7. Plutonio

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    What a weird choice lol.
     
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  8. Elliottmarx

    Elliottmarx Always in the mood for Burt Bacharach

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    I think it is fair to say that Peace Frog includes elements that would later be used in disco. But disco pioneers were not influenced by Peace Frog per se. In fact, Peace Frog maybe the most disco song made by a rock group at that time, but you can find many, many antecedents of disco if you look at soul, r&b, funk, salsa records of that time (which are more accurate.) Wanting to ascribe The Doors as disco pioneers would be a very untenable position to take.

    With that said, Peace Frog is my favorite Doors song, and Robbie's solo set the template for various great things to happen in the 70s (moog solos, Fripp solos, solos that aren't anchored to pentatonics.) That solo is hugely important.
     
  9. Raunchnroll

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    Prior to this song there had never been drum beats that could be danced to.
     
  10. scribbs

    scribbs Resident Mockery

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    Sorry, when I want to hear Disco Doors, I go directly to The Soft Parade.
     
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  11. Terry

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    No
     
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  12. Vangro

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    You've heard of Sly Stone, James Brown?
     
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  13. Joint Attention

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    I have heard that Peace Frog influenced the "Manchester Sound" of the 80's and 90's (The Charlatans, Inspiral Carpets, etc), which seems plausible.
     
  14. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    No disco was not in any way but influenced by this particular Doors number. In fact the Doors influence on disco is zero
     
  15. MikeP5877

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    Yep, and they invented rap with The WASP
     
  16. Madness

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    No, but disco influenced The Black Crowes and the track I Ain't Hiding from Before the Frost...Until the Freeze.
     
  17. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Yes, Peace Frog influenced disco...big time! No doubt about it. Well done. :winkgrin:
     
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  18. Exit Flagger

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    Yes, there's certainly a bit of Peace Frog in the singles the Stone Roses released after their debut album.
     
  19. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

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    Let me pre-empty the insanities that might very likely follow and say right now that The Beatles invented disco.
     
  20. Plutonio

    Plutonio Juju

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    Did Cher influence grunge?
     
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  21. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Not enough.
     
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  22. Linto

    Linto Mayor of Simpleton

    about 200 songs by James Brown?
     
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  23. GreenOwl

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    The monk had lunch at the discotheque
     
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  24. Bowland

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    "Peace Frog" was definitely like disco music, but whether it influenced disco music I don't know. I've never heard any disco artists citing it.

    Also, "The Changeling" is proper funky disco music; I often find myself singing ...."won't you take me to...FUNKY TOWN".
     
  25. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

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    Kind of a "go-go" thing there, huh? :bdance:
     
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