It needed a user-friendly radio edit, but The Doors’ breakthrough song, Light My Fire, burned its way into the rock’n’roll history books.
After ‘The Soft Parade’’s strings and horns, The Doors’ fifth album, ‘Morrison Hotel’, was a return to lean, powerful blues rock.
The opening song on The Doors’ debut album, Break On Through (To The Other Side) established the band’s groundbreaking musical vision.
Full of dark, mysterious, psych-flavoured pop, The Doors’ debut album is still the best point of entry to a fantastic body of work.
Painstakingly compiled, The Doors’ final album, ‘An American Prayer’, makes for a potent celebration of Jim Morrison the poet.
Though they’d lost their frontman, ‘Other Voices’ showed that The Doors’ post-Morrison music still had moments of magic.
Riding the crest of the wave, The Doors wanted the world… and they wanted it now. ‘Strange Days’ brought it right to them.
Rising out of ‘beautiful chaos’, ‘The Soft Parade’ found The Doors using horns and string sections to build an ornate new sound.
Though challenged by personal demons and the pressures of fame, ‘Waiting For The Sun’ proved The Doors weren’t ready to close just yet.
As The Doors’ frontman, Jim Morrison brought sex, subversion and erudition to rock’n’roll. His work still lights fires today.
With an otherworldliness all their own, the best Doors songs are powerful, poetic works that took rock music into uncharted territory.
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