Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, five people will win the new Doors 50th Anniversary double disc with the particularly timely title Strange Days . The Doors‘ debut only nine months earlier remains more often written about, mostly because it was so startlingly fully formed and sounding unlike anything else. But Strange Days actually […]
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The Doors knew it then in 1967, and boy do we know it today fifty years later, too. Strange Days was released barely nine months after The Doors’ debut opened up a meteoric new star in the rock galaxy, and if anything the tune stack is even more satisfying: “You’re Lost Little Girl”, “Love Me […]
The top 10 list of rock game-changing debut albums is short but breathtaking. Among them : Are You Experienced? , Led Zeppelin 1 , Music from Big Pink , Ramones , Please Please Me , Never Mind the Bollocks …(more)
In this classic rock interview with Doors co-founder/ keyboardist Ray Manzarek, we find that the dream of the 1967 Summer of Love, embodied by The Doors’ “Light My Fire“, had by 1971 run headlong into the reality of Richard Nixon’s America. Lead singer Jim Morrison had been arrested and eventually charged with lewdness at a […]
In Summer 1970 the double disc set Absolutely Live was the first in-concert release by The Doors. At the time the Los Angeles-based band of (l to r) guitarist Robbie Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, and singer Jim Morrison were easily one of the most successful American bands, with a string of five Top […]
When I casually run the list in my head of the most significant debut albums in rock history (The Doors, Are You Experienced, Please Please Me, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin 1, Boston, Chicago Transit Authority, Appetite for Destruction, My Generation, Never Mind the Bollocks, Mr Tambourine Man, The Ramones ) invariably I forget to include Can’t […]
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In memoriam pt 3: Echoes In the Studio, the voices of & tributes to fallen classic rockers.
John Fogerty talks In the Studio on the 20th anniversary of the Grammy winner Blue Moon Swamp”…
Men At Work managed to occupy the peak slot in America for 15 weeks. Thirty-five years ago the songs “Who Can It Be Now?” and “Down Under” followed the Business As Usual debut album from Men At Work to #1 sales for all three in the U.S., something never before done by a rookie band, not even the Beatles.