In a recent issue of Goldmine Ray Manzarek made this bassless comment:
I think the secret to the Doors’ hypnotic sound comes out of the left hand keyboard bass. A fifth person, another physical element on stage, would have made it not a diamond. It would have taken away the diamond with Morrison at the point. As we faced the audience Morrison is at the point, (John) Densmore is at the point, behind Robby and I, who are point left and point right, a four-sided diamond, the purity of the diamond shape rather than some kind of pentagram star thing. And a fifth element would have confused it.
We at Philco Bros have one question:
Does the diamond still shine when Ian Astbury is at the point?