Traditionally, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones duke it out for the tenuous title of Greatest. Band. Ever. Occasionally, The Beach Boys or Led Zeppelin are mentioned in the same discussion, but rarely, if ever, are The Doors seriously considered.
WAS THIS ALBUM WEIRD? You bet yer snakeskin mitts it was.
For a start the cover.
Set in a deserted mews, a circus troupe perform, oblivious of each other, while on the reverse a crouching midget begs money for a pale androgynous figure trapped in a doorway.
This interview was taped in Englewood, New Jersey, in March 1967, shortly after the release of the first Doors album, which Paul Rothchild produced. Last names are used throughout to avoid ambiguity.