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Welcome to the Strange is the twelth song off Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13s third album Songs from the Recently Deceased. The middle section of the song sounds like "Riders on the Storm" by The Doors

LyricsEdit

The sky is pouring rain

This trip is getting strange

The sign over head

Says welcome to the strange

My mind, it starts to speak

But it won't speak to me

How can you explain

Something so fucking strange?


Welcome to the Strange

Welcome to the Strange

Welcome to the Strange


Riders of the storm, riders of the storm

Into this house were born

Into this world withdrawn

Like a dog without a bone, and actor all alone

Riders of the storm

Well, I'm a killer on the road

My brain is squirming like a toad

To get on holiday, and let you children play

If you wanna take a ride, then won't you step inside?


Welcome to the Strange

Welcome to the Strange

Welcome to the Strange

Welcome to the Strange

Welcome to the Strange Strange! Strange! Strange! Strange!

Riders on the StormEdit

"Riders on the Storm" is a song by The Doors from their 1971 album, L.A. Woman; it reached number 14 on the charts. According to band member Robby Krieger, it was inspired by the song, "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend". The song is played in the E Dorian mode, and incorporates real sound effects of thunder and rain, along with Ray Manzarek's Fender Rhodes electric piano playing, which emulates the sound of rain.

The song's lyrics allude in part to the notorious spree killer Billy Cook, who posed as a hitchhiker and murdered an entire family. ("There's a killer on the road... // His brain is squirmin' like a toad... ") According to a widespread urban legend the song was conceived as an allusion to a tragic accident caused by another car's reckless driving, ending in several deaths of Navajo tribesmen as his car hit a truck where they were traveling. An alternative version refers the lyrics' inspiration to a 1930s French Surrealist poem, Chevaliers de l'Ouragan (literally, "Riders of the Hurricane"), by Louis Aragon.

The song was recorded at the Doors Workshop in December 1970 with the assistance of Bruce Botnick, their longtime engineer who was co-producing the recording sessions. Jim Morrison recorded his main vocals and then whispered the lyrics over them to create the haunting effect. This song was also the last song recorded by the members of The Doors, according to Ray Manzarek, as well as Jim Morrison's last recorded song that was released.

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