By at 6:52 AM Friday, October 28th 2011


Fat Sack Of No: Hear The Doors & Skrillex ‘Breakin’ A Sweat’

Skrillex, Music, STFU


I’m convinced that somewhere around the birth of Michael Jackson’s last child, the universe took a hard left turn down a rabbit hole of bizarre – and there’s simply no coming back. Further proof arrives today in the form of a collaboration project between the surviving members of legendary rock act The Doors and magazine-covernerd/bro-step sensation Skrillex.

Producer Sonny took part as well in the experiment, which was part of the Re:Generation project we told you about a few days ago. The morbidly curious have been anticipating this first oddball listen of songs from the upcoming ‘Re:Generation’ documentary, and we’ve finally got the sounds for you. Below is a reportedly unfinished version of Breakin’ A Sweat (It’s Alright), which Doors fans will find a shade of familiarity in through Ray Manzarek’s keys, at the least.

This isn’t intergenerational bonding music, by any means. Chances are, if you played this for your parents, they’d smash all your computers and put you through some kind of electroshock therapy. The dubsteppy bleats and warped synth blasts are sure to alienate anyone over 35 with a working set of eardrums – if not, that candyflip dose you slipped in their Metamucil is probably setting in already.

Thankfully, Jim Morrison’s not around to hear this – or, God forbid, take part. We’re all for mashup collaborations, but we’re not on nearly enough drugs to make this listenable.

Re:Generation is due out next year and also features Mark Ronson, Pretty Lights and Crystal Method.


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  1. zoopster says:

    This travesty further cements the notion that the remaining members of the Doors, (minus John Densmore, who I hope to God stuck to his guns and refused to be party to this whoring out of the Doors’ legacy) have no worthy musical ideas all these long years since Jim has been gone, and are apparently not above selling themselves short in the quest for just a little bit more time in the limelight. Truly sad.

  2. zoopster says:

    Damn. Just read that Densmore is also involved. Even sadder. Somehow I think that Manzarek thinks this makes him cool and hip again.

  3. Pete says:

    So this is what I smelled today when I opened my garbage can to throw the trash out, ok.

  4. alex says:

    Theres some really poor music coming out lately. Fame must be a drug.

  5. It took me a full minute to realize it was Light My Fire.

  6. Stella says:

    In case anyone thinks The Doors are only NOW mutilating their legacy, they recorded an album without Jim DIRECTLY after he died, released it within the year. They even did a second album WITHOUT Jim decades before their 00s reunion. Anyone who wants to complain about it NOW… you’re too late.

    This is actually the most integrity Ray’s shown since ’71. I mean at least it is a daring new project, not a thoughtless cash-in.

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