The Doors – The Doors

The Doors -  The Doors

Amazon Review

On their 1967 debut album, the Doors more than fulfilled the promise of their infamously challenging gigs around Los Angeles throughout the previous year. Whether belting out a standard like “Back Door Man” or talk-singing such originals as “The Crystal Ship” and “I Looked at You”, leather-clad vocalist Jim Morrison exuded both sensuality and menace. The mixture, on the outsize album finale, “The End”, helped rewrite the rules on rock song composition. None of this would have worked, though, were it not for the highly visual instrumental work of keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robbie Krieger and drummer John Densmore, whose work on tracks such as “Take It As It Comes” and the lengthy hit “Light My Fire” virtually defined the rock- blues-jazz-classical amalgam that was acid-rock. –Billy Altman – click here to read original article

My Little Empire Review

One of the best debut albums out there. Jim Morrison has been dead for nearly 35 years now and is still played on the radio and the band is still as popular. Where to start, “Break on Through” opens the album and keeps going through to the other side. “Twentienth Century Fox” pops up with an upbeat guitar and organ and then moves on to “Alabama Song”.  Then we move on to the most popular song of all “Light My Fire”. The song that when played live on the Ed Sullivan show they could not say “higher” in the lyrics. Jim took no notice of this and made sure the cameras were in front of him on his face when he said “higher”. The Doors were made up of a keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robbie Krieger and drummer John Densmore, all of which play great music and have add some lyrics (light My Fire) to some of the most popular songs. The album ends with “The End”. One of their best tracks and longest tracks is The End. For a band to put a 15 minute long song on their debut is unheard of these days. Buy this album because it belongs in any collection. Enjoy. “This is The End”.

Stand Out Tracks:

Break On through
Light My Fire
Alabama song
Take It As It Comes
The End

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