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I've actually like the Doors since I was a kid. I owned most of their albums on vinyl at one time. I am surprised it actually took me ten years to finally start a Doors CD collection. Part of the hindrance is that my wife despises this band, so I really can only play their discs in my car or at work.

The Doors Doors (Elektra) 1967

1. "Break on Through (to the Other Side)" (2:25)
2. "Soul Kitchen" (3:30)
3. "The Crystal Ship" (2:30)
4. "Twentieth Century Fox" (2:30)
5. "Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)" (3:15)
6. "Light My Fire" (7:05)
7. "Back Door Man" (3:30)
8. "I Looked at You" (2:18)
9. "End of the Night" (2:49)
10. "Take it as it Comes" (2:13)
11. "The End" (11:35)

One of the biggest and best rock debuts to come out of the 60's. The Doors mixed rock, blues, classical, jazz, and the poetry
of Jim Morrison to create a style of rock n roll all their own. "Light My Fire" was the cut that topped the charts and made the
band radio favorites, but it's really the more obscure songs that make this disc so cool. Songs like the epic "The End" and "Back Door Man" are stupendous. An album way ahead of it's time.

The Doors - Strange Days (Elektra) 1967

1."Strange Days" (3:05)
2."You're Lost Little Girl" (3:01)
3."Love Me Two Times" (3:23)
4."Unhappy Girl" (2:00)
5."Horse Latitudes" (1:30)
6."Moonlight Drive" (3:00)
7."People Are Strange" (2:10)
8."My Eyes Have Seen You" (2:22)
9."I Can't See Your Face in My Mind" (3:18)
10."When the Music's Over" (11:00)

I absolutely love this cd. "People Are Strange" is one of my all time favorite songs. It has one of those musical and lyrical hooks that will embed itself into your brain for days. The one and only time I have ever sang keroke, I sang this song. Pretty funny site, I would imagine. Anyhow, the whole album is just fabulous. The Doors were way ahead of their time.

Waiting for the Sun The Doors - Waiting for the Sun (Elektra) 1968

1. "Hello, I Love You" (2:22)
2. "Love Street" (3:06)
3. "Not to Touch the Earth" (3:54)
4. "Summer's Almost Gone" (3:20)
5. "Wintertime Love" (1:52)
6. "The Unknown Soldier" (3:10)
7. "Spanish Caravan" (2:58)
8. "My Wild Love" (2:50)
9. "We Could Be So Good Together" (2:20)
10. "Yes, the River Knows" (2:35)
11. "Five to One" (4:22)

Found this, the Doors third album, used for $3.99. The music on this disc is much different from the band's first two albums. As I contemplated what to say about the music, I was listening to it once again in my car, on the way to work at 5:30 AM. The only word that I could come up with to describe the music was "trippy." With the exception of "Hello, I Love You" the music on this disc is very non-commercial and very spacey stuff. Lyrically Morrison continued in similar fashion to the the past albums with anti-war songs like "The Unknown Soldier." One of my favorite tracks on this disc is the flamenco, acoustic guitar driven "Spanish Caravan."

Soft Parade The Doors - The Soft Parade (Elektra) 1969

1. "Tell All the People" (3:24)
2. "Touch Me" (3:15)
3. "Shaman's Blues" (4:45)
4. "Do It" (3:01)
5. "Easy Ride" (2:35)
6. "Wild Child" (2:36)
7. "Runnin' Blue" (2:27)
8. "Wishful Sinful" (2:56)
9. "The Soft Parade" (8:40)

Yet another excellent, classic album. Nice thing about "The Soft Parade" is that most of the album is not filled with 'classic rocks' radio hits with the exception of "Touch Me".

Morrison Hotel The Doors - Morrison Hotel (Elektra) 1970

1."Roadhouse Blues" (4:04)
2."Waiting for the Sun" (3:58)
3."You Make Me Real" (2:50)
4."Peace Frog" (2:52)
5."Blue Sunday" (2:08)
6."Ship of Fools" (3:06)
7."Land Ho!" (4:08)
8."The Spy" (4:15)
9."Queen of the Highway" (2:47)
10."Indian Summer" (2:33)
11."Maggie M'Gill" (4:24)

This disc is a classic. Not much else to say. The 2 "sides" of this album have separate names, "Hard Rock Cafe" for songs 1-6 and "Morrison Hotel" for songs 7-11.

L.A.Woman The Doors - L.A. Woman (Elektra) 1971

1. "The Changeling" (4:20)
2. "Love Her Madly" (3:18)
3. "Been Down So Long" (4:40)
4. "Cars Hiss by My Window" (4:10)
5. "L.A. Woman" (7:49)
6. "L'America" (4:35)
7. "Hyacinth House" (3:10)
8. "Crawling King Snake" (4:57)
9. "The Wasp (Texas Radio & the Big Beat)" (4:12)
10. "Riders on the Storm" (7:14)

Lots of great songs on this one, including the lengthy title track. The song 'L.A. Woman' is a bluesy number that celebrates the glamour and seediness of the Los Angeles street scene. However, my favorite songs are "The Wasp (Texas Radio & the Big Beat)" and "Riders on the Storm." "Riders" is absolutely one of the coolest songs ever written. It's slow and ominous music mixed with the poetic lyrics and Morrison's voice are just fabulous. This was the Doors last album before the mysterious death of Jim Morrison.


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