ROLLING STONE: Hear the Doors’ Long-Forgotten, Raw-Sounding ‘Riders on the Storm’ Demo

Outtake will feature on upcoming L.A. Woman reissue

John Densmore vividly remembers the words longtime Doors producer Paul A. Rothchild used to describe “Riders on the Storm”: “cocktail music.” “When he heard it, it was in an early rehearsal and it hadn’t evolved into what it became,” the drummer says of the dramatic track, a cowboy ghost story set to haunting rain and thunder. “But it really is one of our most important songs.”