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.
Released on October 16 via the independant label, Names You Can Trust, you can purchase the single from the bands Bandcamp page here
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