Like a trippier, more mystical, West Coast equivalent of the Velvet Underground, the Doors went against the 1960s flower-power grain, taking an uncompromising look at the underbelly of the American psyche. Jim Morrison's dark, surreal poetry gave the band's blues-based rock a cerebral edge, and his wild, shamanistic on-stage presence electrified audiences. From their debut single, "Light My Fire," to their later recordings such as "Riders on the Storm," the Doors remained consistently intriguing even when their songs didn't, a feat largely credited to Morrison and his volatile personality. Eventually, Morrison's hard living caught up to him--he died in Paris at only 27 years of age, leaving behind a legacy that would inspire countless younger musicians.
1. Break On Through (To The Other Side) 2. Soul Kitchen 3. Crystal Ship, The 4. Twentieth Century Fox 5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) 6. Light My Fire 7. Back Door Man 8. I Looked At You 9. End Of The Night 10. Take It As It Comes 11. End, The