The Doors – Live Pittsburgh Civic Arena 1970

Quality live release from The Doors’ Archives Apart from 1970’s Absolutely Live, Live Pittsburgh Civic Arena 1970 is the sixth (and almost) complete live archive release on The Doors’ Bright Midnight label and, it could be argued, one of the best. At just under 80 minutes, this is the full set as recorded 2nd May… Read More The Doors – Live Pittsburgh Civic Arena 1970

The Doors – London Fog 1966

Newly unearthed recording sheds light on The Doors pre-fame days Before their self-titled debut, and long before L.A. Woman, The Doors were a predominately pure blues-rock band, plying their trade in the clubs along Sunset Strip, building a steady, if unpredictable following, thanks largely to charismatic lead singer Jim Morrison, whose personality and penchant for… Read More The Doors – London Fog 1966

The Doors – Absolutely Live

Classical tragedy and Southern blues, all mixed with a healthy dose of hedonism On the inside of the original gatefold is the following statement: “This album was compiled from live performances recorded in cities throughout the United States between August 1969 and June 1970. Aside from the editing necessary to assemble the music into album… Read More The Doors – Absolutely Live

The Doors – Strange Days

Strange days indeed… The Doors produced some of the most disturbing music ever to come out of the 1960’s. The band’s first single “Break On Through” made it into the L.A. Top Ten, though was largely ignored elsewhere across the U.S. They had better success with an abridged version of “Light My Fire”, which eventually… Read More The Doors – Strange Days

The Doors – Essential Rarities

Many years ago, in what seems like another lifetime, I bought a copy of The Doors: The Complete Studio Recordings, a glorious box set containing each studio album they released with Jim Morrison in replica LP packaging along with exceptional remastering. It also included a bonus album, Essential Rarities, which is basically a compilation of… Read More The Doors – Essential Rarities

The Doors – An American Prayer

When Jim Morrison permanently checked out from planet earth while in Paris in July 1971, at first the other members of The Doors found it hard to accept that their dysfunctional lead singer was actually dead, to the extent that for many years Ray Manzarek entertained the possibility of Morrison having faked his own death,… Read More The Doors – An American Prayer

The Doors

Look out flower power, there’s a darker force in town While the Beatles were banging on about “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “Lovely Rita”, there was a band across the Atlantic who were nothing less than the antithesis of everything the newly emerging hippie movement were wanting to represent. The Doors were the dark… Read More The Doors