THE DOORS: Discography
"You see, when the Siberian shaman gets ready to go into his trance,
all the villagers get together and shake rattles and blow whistles
and play whatever instruments they have to send him off. There is a
constant pounding, pounding, pounding. It was the same way with the
Doors when we played in concert. It was like Jim was an electric shaman
and we were the electric shaman's band, pounding away behind him.
Sometimes he wouldn't feel like getting into the state, but the band kept
pounding and pounding and little by little it took him over. I could
send an electric shock through him with the organ. John could do it with
his drumbeats. You could see every once in a while - twitch! - I could
hit a chord and make him twitch. And he'd be off again."
The Albums: [all releases on Elektra]
1.The Doors ****
2.Strange Days **
3.Waiting for the Sun **
4.The Soft Parade ***
5.Morrison Motel ***
6.L.A. Woman ****
Live [L] and Compilations [C]:
1.Absolutely Live <2-LPs,Jul.1970> L **
2.13 C ****
3.Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine <2-LPs,Jan.1972> C ***
4.The Best of the Doors C ***
5.An American Prayer C [+] *
6.The Doors Greatest Hits <1980> C *****
7.Alive,She Cried <1982> L **
[+] Not a true compilation: A live "Roadhouse Blues", Morrison's
poetry and new music by the surviving Doors.
** For Doors lovers only.
For any new listener of the Doors, _The Doors Greatest Hits_ and the
superb, digitally remastered _Classics_ LP are a fantastic introduction.
Both are easily available; other Doors vinyl, however, might be found only
in used record shops, new on foreign or audiophile pressings.
The above listing does not take into account the two LP's produced by the
three surviving Doors: _Other Voices_<1972> and _Full Circle_<1973>.
Suggested reading: _No One Here Gets Out Alive_ [1980, Warner Books],
by Jerry Hopkins/Daniel Sugerman.The absolute definitive biography of Jim
Morrison: Comprehensive look at the Doors in operation, and excellent
reading as well.
The following is a listing of the tracks on various Doors LP's:
THE DOORS: Break On Through, Soul Kitchen, The Crystal Ship,
Twentieth-Century Fox, Alabama Song, Light My Fire, Back Door
Man, I Looked at You, End Of the Night, Take It As It Comes,
STRANGE DAYS: Strange Days, You're Lost Little Girl, Love Me Two
Times, Unhappy Girl, Horse Latitudes, Moonlight Drive, People
are Strange, My Eyes have Seen You, I Can't See Your Face in My
Mind, When the Music's Over.
WAITING FOR THE SUN: Hello I Love You, Love Street, Not to Touch
the Earth, Summer's Almost Gone, Wintertime Love, The Unknown
Soldier, Spanish Caravan, My Wild Love, We Could Be So Good
Together, Yes the River Knows, Five to One.
THE SOFT PARADE: Tell All the People, Touch Me, Shaman's Blues, Do It,
Easy Ride, Wild Child, Runnin' Blue, Wishful Sinful, The Soft Parade.
MORRISON MOTEL: Road House Blues, Waiting for the Sun, You Make me
Real, Peace Frog, Blue Sunday, Ship of Fools, Land Ho!, The Spy,
Queen of the Highway, Indian Summer, Maggie M'Gill.
L.A. WOMAN: The Changeling, Love Her Madly, Been Down So Long, Cars
Hiss By My Window, L.A.Woman, L'America, Hyacinth House, Crawling
King Snake, The WASP (Texas Radio & the Big Beat), Riders On the
THE DOORS GREATEST HITS: Hello I Love You, Light My Fire, People Are
Strange, Love Me Two Times, Riders On the Storm, Break On Through,
Roadhouse Blues, Not to Touch the Earth, Touch Me, L.A. Woman.
CLASSICS: Strange Days, Love Her Madly, Waiting For the Sun, My Eyes
Have Seen You, Wild Child, The Crystal Ship, Five to One, Roadhouse
Blues [live], Land Ho!, I Can't See Your Face In My Mind, Peace Frog,
The WASP, The Unknown Soldier.
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