"The eponymous debut of The Doors took popular music into areas previously thought impossible. The incitement to expand one’s consciousness of opener 'Break on Through' was just the beginning of its incendiary agenda.” – BBC on “The Doors” released today in 1967.
“You can kick me in the ass for saying this (I don't mind): this is the Doors' greatest album and (including their first) the best album so far this year. A landmark worthy of dancing in the streets.” –Robert Meltzer for Rolling Stone on “L.A. Woman”
“EVEN WHILE they were here, the phenomenon was growing bigger. Everyone came to see them,” –Danny Fields speaking with Hullabaloo Magazine on The Doors’ popularity during a trip to New York in October of 1967“EVEN WHILE they were here, the phenomenon was growing bigger.
Starting today and continuing each weekend for the next eight weeks, The Doors Digital Festival will unlock one classic Doors concert film for fans to stream and watch for free! This digital festival is also the first-ever QelloCast program.
Apparently we've been listening to the wrong album for decades. At least that's what engineer Bruce Botnick says in the liner notes of the expanded 40th-anniversary release of The Doors' self-titled debut.
The Doors arrived in 1967, the same year as Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; both were psychedelic touchstones and among the first major rock discs that truly stood as albums, rather than collections of songs.