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The Doors by The Doors ranked # 42 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums list.
Released in 1967, The Doors was the debut album by the band The
Doors, featuring their breakthrough single "Light My Fire", extended
with a substantial instrumental section omitted on the single
release, and the lengthy song "The End" with its Oedipal spoken-word
section. "Alabama Song" was originally written and composed by
Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill for their opera Aufstieg und Fall der
Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City Mahagonny); "Back Door
Man" was a Howlin' Wolf cover.
The album's dark tone and frontman Jim Morrison's sexual charisma and
wild lifestyle influenced much of rock and roll to come.
The album is generally thought of as the band's best work, in
addition to being one of the greatest debut albums by any band. In
1998 Q magazine readers voted The Doors the 93rd greatest album of
all time; in 2003 the TV network VH1 placed it at number 60.
- Break on Through (To the Other Side)
- Soul Kitchen
- The Crystal Ship
- Twentieth Century Fox
- Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)
- Light My Fire
- Back Door Man
- I Looked at You
- End of the Night
- Take It as It Comes
- The End
100 Greatest Albums of All Time
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