See The Doors play 'Light My Fire' in 1970

Music 21/02/2018

The Doors have launched a video of their hit 'Light My Fire' performed at the Isle of Wight Festival back in 1970.

It's part of a release of 'Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970' which is set for release later this week.

The show took place in August 1970 and was the band's last ever filmed concert.

Due to drama with Jim Morrison and other band tensions The Doors were actually on the verge of splitting at the time.

Keyboardist, Ray Manzarek said of the concert: “Our set was subdued but very intense. We played with a controlled fury and Jim was in fine vocal form. He sang for all he was worth, but moved nary a muscle. Dionysus had been shackled."

Guitarist Robby Krieger told Billboard: "It was a nervous time for us, and it was pretty different than any of our other shows. Jim was in the midst of the Miami thing, so he wasn't in the best of moods … He didn't really do a great show; he sang well, but he didn't move an inch, and usually he was real animated and all over the place, depending on how much drugs he had in him. And he insisted on green light only. He wanted it as dark as possible on stage, so they're lucky they got anything, really. But other than that, it was pretty fun."

The release can be pre-ordered now and features tracks such as, 'Roadhouse Blues', 'Break on Through' and 'Light My Fire'.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock