Covered by the likes of Nigel Kennedy, Wolfmother and Annabel Lamb, this song has been one of my favourite tracks ever since I can remember. Originally written by one of my all time favourite bands The Doors, a new rendition has emerged, taking on a new psychedelic, Latin American form.
La Mecánica Popular is a Brooklyn-based Psychedelic Salsa group led by Efraín Rozas. Their sound is steeped in the roots of 1970’s-era Salsa Dura, but also draws heavily upon the modern electronic experimentation of synths, sounds and textures as well as Peruvian-style guitar licks.
Releasing their debut album in 2013, the group have just released a much-anticipated follow-up, a special edition single featuring Noche Triler (a great cover of Thriller), and today’s song, Móntame En La Tormenta (Riders On The Storm) which is already a staple part of the band’s live performances. This transformation of the Doors ‘Riders On The Storm’ takes you on a beautiful dark and shadowy trip into the heart of la selva with its trickling watery vibe and upbeat percussive dynamic. It’s a great version that brings to life the vibrant charm and instrumental beauty of this fantastic song. Listen above.