WATCH: The Doors' Robby Krieger plays his favourite guitar riffs

News 21/02/2019

During an interview with Loudwire, The Doors' Robby Krieger had shared a few of his favourite guitar riffs.

When asked about his first memory of hearing or playing the guitar, Krieger says, "The first thing I heard, I think, was Elvis [Presley]. I didn't know it at the time, but it was 'Don't Be Cruel.'"

Watch the full video below.

Chuck Berry was also one of Krieger's inspirations for changing his career path. "I loved Little Richard and Fats Domino and Chuck Berry," he tells Loudwire. "He was really the reason I went to electric guitar. Before that, I was playing flamenco and folk music and stuff like that, and I loved Bob Dylan, so I had the harmonica holder and the whole thing."

Krieger also plays his proudest guitar riffs from his time with the Doors in the video, such as "Love Me Two Times", "20th Century Fox" and "Roadhouse Blues".

In the video, Krieger remembers Jose Feliciano's version of "Light My Fire" which was completely different from the Doors. "It's kind of jazzy, which is okay. It's almost MOR, I could say, but then the more I heard it, the more I started liking it. I just really ended up liking it, especially the guitar stuff that he does at the end."

Listen to Jose Feliciano's version of "Light My Fire" below.