The Doors are unusual because nobody has ever had any success copying them. They were and still are very popular. Certainly, they’ve been an influence on thousands of people. But nobody sounds like The Doors. The other interesting facet of The Doors is that they didn’t sound like anybody before them, either. Sure, they had influences like anyone else. But they rarely showed their roots. For most popular bands, even vastly influential and groundbreaking ones, it’s easy to glean from their songs exactly who their musical forebears were. The usual track to creating an original sound is by failing to adequately reenact someone else’s. Not so the Doors. Anomalous as that is, they were not without their own plagiarism, but Jim’s interests being of a more literary nature, the average listener could be counted on to miss whichever Dionysian dead French guy was being referenced. For the highly edumacated, the game of ‘name the source of that riff’ becomes ‘name the book Jim just read and regurgitated’. Me, I’m not highly edumacated, and I’m sure there’s lots that goes right over my head. Anyhow, here we find a song based on a recognizable musical source, which does happen. It’s not the only Doors song that shows off a classic blues beat, don’t get me wrong. I am not suggesting complete originality sprung from a drunken void. But I could name some groups for whom each and every song is an attempt to resurrect Elvis (or whomever), so I do admire The Doors for not being too beholden to their elders.