The Doors were formed in 1965 with Jim Morrison, Ray Manzerek, John Densmore and Robby Krieger. The extraordinary thing about this band was the fact that there wasn’t a bass player, Manzerek was a beast on his keyboard, and Jim Morrison was the most charismatic front man anyone had ever seen at that time. The history of The Doors dates back to 1966 when they were just another local band playing at The London Fog. Eventually, they become a hit and in no time landed a record deal. Watch any biography on The Doors and most attention is focused on the derailing of Jim Morrison. Within a few short years the Lizard King went from tight leather pants and Mr. Mojo Risin’ to jeans and whatever shirt he happened to have found on that particular day. Morrison was the first rock artist to ever be arrested on stage in New Haven followed by being arrested in Miami for Public Indecency two years later. Jim Morrison was the poet and front man that everyone talked about and still continues to talk about all this time later. The rest of the band always deserved credit too. They were concerned for Jim, but they knew that without Jim; they didn’t have a show. Moving along to their albums, over time they compiled: The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting for the Sun, The Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel, and L.A Woman. (Along with Live albums and other compilations) Everyone knows several Doors songs. Most are the ones you’ll hear on the radio or see in films without putting much thought behind it. The Doors is really one of those bands that deserve a listen. Doors fans treasure the heart and soul put into a lot of these songs that you won’t see or hear on television and the radio. The music is as deep and soulful as Morrison’s voice. It takes you away to a place where Native Americans, lizards, and love amongst other things all coexist to eventually have you questioning what decade you should’ve been born in. In that time and place; The Doors were magic. Will the magic ever stop? That is highly doubtful.
January 7, 2014