Description & Collectors Information:
|60s American Rock
Album Production Information:
|The album: "The Doors S/T self-titled" was produced by: Paul Rothschild
Record Label Information:
|Red Elektra ELK 42 012 (42012)
|12" Vinyl Full-Length Stereo Long-Play Gramophone Record
Album weight: 230 gram
Year & Country:
|1973 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: The Doors S/T self-titled
Track Listing of: "The Doors S/T self-titled"
The Songs/tracks on "The Doors S/T self-titled" are
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"DOORS - Self-Titled German Release" Record Label Details: Red Elektra ELK 42 012 (42012)
The Doors are a legendary American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1965. The band consisted of Jim Morrison on vocals, Ray Manzarek on keyboards, Robby Krieger on guitar, and John Densmore on drums. The Doors were known for their unique sound and Morrison's provocative lyrics, which made them one of the most influential and controversial bands of the 1960s.
The Doors' music was a fusion of rock, blues, and jazz, with Manzarek's keyboard playing providing a distinctive sound. Morrison's lyrics were often cryptic and provocative, and his performances were known for their intensity and unpredictability. The band's self-titled debut album, released in 1967, was a commercial and critical success, featuring hits like "Light My Fire," "Break on Through (To the Other Side)," and "The End."
The Doors' music was a reflection of the cultural and social changes happening in the 1960s, with songs that dealt with issues like love, freedom, and the search for meaning in a rapidly changing world. Morrison's lyrics, in particular, touched on themes of sexuality, drugs, and death, and his live performances were often controversial, with his onstage behavior ranging from the mesmerizing to the outrageous.
The Doors' success was not without controversy, however. In 1969, Morrison was arrested on charges of indecent exposure and profanity during a concert in Miami, leading to a decline in the band's popularity and the cancellation of their upcoming tour. Morrison's subsequent drug use and erratic behavior further strained the band's relationships and led to his eventual death in 1971 at the age of 27.
Despite their relatively short career, The Doors' influence on rock music has been profound. Their music has inspired countless artists and continues to be celebrated today, with their songs still played on the radio and in movies and TV shows. The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, and their legacy as one of the greatest rock bands of all time continues to be celebrated by fans around the world.