Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 86/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "The End" - Rated 336/500!
Their smash #2 debut from 1967 on vinyl, features the #1 hit "Light My Fire," plus their classics "Break On Through (To The Other Side)," "Soul Kitchen," "The Crystal Ship," "Back Door Man" and the epic love song "The End." 11 tracks total.
"After blowing minds as the house band at the Whisky-a-Go-Go, where they were fired for playing the Oedipal drama "The End" (which was too explicit for even the Sunset Strip), the Doors were ready to unleash their organ-driven rock and Jim Morrison's poetic aspirations on the world. "On each song we had tried every possible arrangement," drummer John Densmore said, "so we felt the whole album was tight." "Break On Through (to the Other Side)," "Twentieth-Century Fox" and "Crystal Ship" are pop-art lighting for Top Forty attention spans. But the Doors hit pay dirt by editing one of their jamming vehicles for airplay: "Light My Fire," written by guitarist Robbie Krieger when Morrison told everybody in the band to write a song with universal imagery." - www.rollingstone.com
"Morrison had worked on a student production of Oedipus Rex at Florida State. But his exploration of its sexual taboos took on bold new life in the 11 minutes of 'The End,' which evolved during the Doors' live shows at L.A.s Whisky-A-Go-Go. 'Every time I hear that song, it means something else to me,' Morrison said in 1969. 'It could be goodbye to a kind of childhood.'" - Rolling Stone
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1. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
2. Soul Kitchen
3. The Crystal Ship
4. Twentieth Century Fox
5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
6. Light My Fire
7.Back Door Man
8. I Looked At You
9. End Of The Night
10. Take It As It Comes
11. The End