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.
Doors (Elektra) 1967
1. "Break on Through
(to the Other Side)" (2:25)
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
The Doors - Strange Days (Elektra) 1967
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.
The Doors - Waiting for the Sun (Elektra) 1968
1. "Hello, I Love
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."
The Doors - The Soft Parade (Elektra) 1969
1. "Tell All the People"
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".
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (Elektra) 1970
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.
The Doors - L.A. Woman (Elektra) 1971
1. "The Changeling"
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.