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THE DOORS

The Doors

 

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4.33 | 709 ratings

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Marty McFly
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5 stars Nice listing here, this album is here as "Doors, The - The Doors. Funny, isn't it ? And this is the exact word that, they probably had a lot of fun while making this album and even more years before this one. All these drugs, sunny California, a lot of free time and imagination, it's deadly combination. And as it can be lethal to somebody, this actually helped them (as they say it, Jimmy had ideas, Ray was brain. And seeing him crazing behind keyboard, well, it's an experience of life (no, I'm not so old to witness this, but I've seen archive footage), hard to imagine that he (in this most visible duo, Jimmy+Ray, anyway, it's strange thing, keyboardist as a main character in band, only behind singer, who is mostly regarded as frontman) was maybe the most conscience one.

Believe it or not, but there's and epic. A song of epic proportions, Light My Fire, when we overlook the fact that it's one of the most played "rock" songs, we still have truth. That it actually is one of the best rock songs. Organ solo has become the legend, few lines of short lyrics short and straightforward and Jimmy has become cultural icon, voice of his generation. His voice is strange one. Very familiar to most of us, including me, but when you listen very closely, it's quite, harsh one. Absolutely not clear (not that this matter in any way of this word). And what about solo in the middle of the song, is it nice ? Absolutely it is, first, organ is slowly decelerating and slow guitar takes its place. Faster and faster, we have soon over of this Perfection and, here comes the funny thing, it's exactly the needed length that it should have. Not too long, no meaningless wasting of time, space on LP and recycling of ideas, falling into much of repetition of sounds.

There are others instant hook on, songs that attach to your brain like leech, that offers a lot. In fact, what we rate here, what we are looking for here. That's hard question, but can be described by these four magical letters, PROG. And speaking in terms of 1967, songs like furious, well suited for some kind of revolution ("We're not gonna take it)Break On Through, weird, but niceThe Crystal Ship - where beautiful means music and weird lyrics, drunky Alabama Song, or (oh yeah, that's true, I almost forgot)The End, which is weirdest from weird. Yeah, Frank Zappa is weird, but he's also skilled and crazy. This is different, more poetical. And also sinister, ecstasy producing musical performance. Talking about just music, not gig.

5(-), for some less interesting songs.

Marty McFly | 5/5 |

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