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Monday, July 28 2014

The 18 Ways of Beginning and Ending an Album

Whether by chance or by careful planning, there is an observable pattern to intros and outros in albums. PopMatters breaks down 18 of them.


Wednesday, July 24 2013

The Patch of Blues Sees the Light of Day: A PopMatters Exclusive

For the first time ever, the sounds of 1967 are revisited with the unearthing of two full Gold Star Studio sessions of a band that had their big chance stolen from them as soon as their ascent began. Their name was the Patch of Blues. They opened for the Doors. Audio archaeologists take heed.


Sunday, June 9 2013

When the Music’s Over: Oliver Stone’s Tribute to Excess and the God of Rock

"There are things known. There are things unknown. And in between are the Doors."


Wednesday, May 22 2013

Ray Manzarek: The Key to the Doors

Ray Manzarek left his handiwork all over several of the more resilient and extraordinary songs from one of the enduring American bands.


Tuesday, January 8 2013

The Doors: Live at the Bowl ‘68

One of the group's definitive live releases, for sure. It's fantastic.


Wednesday, August 1 2012

‘American Pop’... Matters: Ron Thompson, the Illustrated Man Unsung

More than just a rock performance piece, American Pop is an engrossing drama with a pathos that burns through the animation cells in certain scenes even to this day.


Thursday, June 16 2011

Moonlit Romance: Zito & Trov’s Moon Girl #2

Writers Johnny Zito & Tony Trov recall a time when art and social commentary were once one. In Moon Girl, they give us the most poignant, and most important use of the superhero genre yet this century.


Monday, May 9 2011

Rocking Chair Blues: Howlin’ Wolf - “Back Door Man”

On "Back Door Man", Howlin' Wolf offers the alluring promise of illicit midnight pleasure.


Friday, March 11 2011

Counterbalance No. 24: ‘The Doors’

Before you slip into unconsciousness, Counterbalance's Jason Mendelsohn and Eric Klinger have put together a few thoughts on the Doors' 1967 debut album. It's number 24 on the Big List.


Tuesday, February 15 2011

Santana and Various Artists: Guitar Heaven

Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time comes off as a celebrity version of American Idol.


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