Basic Bro Jim Morrison Predicted EDM

That bass drop on "Light My Fire" tho.

This explains so much: Why he frequently performed with a mouse helmet over his head. All those tweets linking to surprise Soundcloud mixtapes. Why his music so often relied on four-to-the-floor beats, tape stops, collaborations with Fetty Wap/Sia, and those sick, patient bass drops. Jim Morrison, frontman of The Doors, invented EDM music. Rolling Stone dug up this old interview with Morrison from 1969, where he talks about the future of music:

Jim Morrison Accurately Predicts the Future of Electronic Music in 1969

Jim Morrison didn’t fare particularly well, health-wise, in the last years of his life. Alcoholism took a heavy toll, as we know. “Images of him with the shaggy beard, hair receding at the temples, and excess flesh gathering around the armpits,” writes Rob Fischer at Rolling Stone, “can resemble, in retrospect, T.J. Miller more than Father John Misty.

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Watch Jim Morrison Predict the Future of American Music in 1969

At school, Jim Morrison’s teachers could see that he was a little different. He was a notable bookworm and his senior year English teacher once recalled: “Jim read as much and probably more than any student in the class, but everything he read was so offbeat I had another teacher (who was going to the Library of Congress) check to see if the books Jim was reporting on actually existed.”