Articles tagged the doors

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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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The Doors: Live at the Bowl ‘68

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

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‘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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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Laura Huxley Has Her Say About Laura Huxley in ‘Huxley on Huxley’

Aldous Huxley's second wife discusses her life before, during and after her marriage to the eminent author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception.

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The Doors and Various Artists - When You’re Strange (new album / video / stream)

The Doors and Various Artists When You’re Strange (Songs From The Motion Picture) (Rhino) Releasing: 6 April Tom DiCillo’s new documentary about the Doors

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The Vast Immensity of it All: Fear and Loathing on Sunset Boulevard

Faces of Sunset Boulevard is, without a doubt, one of the strongest statements about man’s dark fate in the West ever committed to paper in the author and photographer’s chosen form.

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The Doors: Live at the Matrix 1967

Live at the Matrix 1967 works as an archival document of the Doors before the band exploded and fame overtook them.

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The Doors: Open for Business (Again)

If the first two Doors albums are drugs, they’d be of the decidedly psychedelic variety; the next couple are a dangerous cocktail of amphetamines and Quaaludes. Morrison Hotel is beer: authentic, unfiltered, as American as it gets. L.A. Woman manages to be all of the above.

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The Doors by The Doors by The Doors, with Ben Fong-Torres

Death has been very good to Jim Morrison, but it's been even better for those who continue to profit from his fleeting but fruitful body of his work. Not to mention his body. With that in mind, the following words will be eschewed for the duration of this discussion: Shaman, Dionysus, Rimbaud, God, Satan, and Witchcraft.

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The Doors: The Very Best of the Doors

Why did Elektra release this? Did some marketing survey reveal that there are fans out there who simply won't pay the extra six bucks for a double album? I don't get it -- but maybe that's why I had such a short-lived career in music marketing and promotions.

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27 Nov 2000 // 10:03 PM

The Doors: The Bright Midnight Sampler

Jim Morrison’s legacy makes it easy to forget that the Doors were primarily a pop band.

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"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

// Short Ends and Leader

"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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