Ray Manzarek – The Golden Scarab

Psychedelic jazz-rock by ex-Doors keyboardist When Ray Manzarek passed away in 2013, the world not only lost a fabulous musician, but also a wonderful human being. As anyone who has read his 1998 autobiography Light My Fire – My Life With The Doors will know, Manzarek was something of a wacky eccentric, who liked his… Read More Ray Manzarek – The Golden Scarab

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

Ray Manzarek – The Whole Thing Started with Rock and Roll Now it's Out of Control

The Doors were one of the most exciting and inventive groups of the 60’s and early 70’s, whose ability to blend Baroque, blues, rock, jazz, pop, and even Flamenco all into one cerebral vessel was as unparalleled as it was distinct. But when Jim Morrison moved to Paris in 1971, never to return, the remaining… Read More Ray Manzarek – The Whole Thing Started with Rock and Roll Now it's Out of Control