“The Doors” were one of America’s biggest rock groups of the mid 60s/70s. They formed around 1965, so I think this self titled record was actually their first album. The song called “Light My Fire,” became a cult classic. The song reached #1 on the Hot 100 Billboard, and stayed on the charts for 23 weeks. The song had been reinterpreted by many artists; including Jose Feliciano (my favorite), Young-Holt Unlimited, Minnie Riperton, Amii Stewart made an awesome disco version that really showcased her vocal range (although I think the original remix from her “Knock On Wood” album was much better), legendary Jackie Wilson, and Al Green, just to name a few.
There are actually a couple of nice songs on this album, and I think if you’re a fan of 60s rock, you’ll enjoy this album. “Break On Through (The Other Side) was another great hit too. I also like the song “Take It As It Comes,” it reminds me of the kinds of music you’d hear on those British secret agent movie sound tracks in the late 60s. The music I’ve shared with you represents a specific genre, and a specific moment in time in our history; I don’t think most younger generation would appreciate it. This is the kind of music that really has to grow on you; other than that, you’d most likely had to have been born in to it. Let’s face it, this music was from what I call “the psychedelic period.” The lead singer died very early in to the groups career; and the remaining 3 eventually broke up around 1973. From what I read, they were the best selling group of their time, and people are still listening to their music.