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“This was Mike Orlando’s suggestion. He had the idea to do a more modern, rocked-up version of Break On Through, and I think it turned out great. This is a good example of a complete reworking, very much in the same vein of [Duran Duran’s] Come Undone, which we did for the studio album last year.
“Interestingly, even though Mike brought up doing the song, we didn’t really talk about it or rehearse it; what you’re hearing is the two of us jamming it for the first and only time. We just hit ‘record,’ and said, ‘Let’s see how it turns out.’ Nothing was pre-arranged; the drum part is what came out of me spontaneously.
“From there, we developed it. John Moyer added a bass part that put an almost a Tool-like twist on the verses. Russell sang the shit out of it. He stayed true to Jim Morrison during the verses, but on the choruses he just exploded. And I have to mention Mike Orlando’s interpretation of the keyboard solo in the middle. Some classic Ray Manzarek motifs had to be in there, and Mike pulled them off beautifully on the guitar.”