The Doors, the debut album by the 1960s legendary California quartet, who wound up becoming one of the most influential and successful American bands of all time, is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.00.
Upon release of this record originally, on Elektra Records 45 years ago this past January, the musical game changed forever in modern rock and roll and its styles. The band’s sounds were mired in darkness, early prototypes of Gothic and alternative rock and roll, blues music saturated in a cryptic, murky, opaque, shadowy sound, a positive creepiness if you will, led by the shock cock rock of lead singer Jim Morrison.
A lion maned and decked in tight leather pants, Morrison instantly became an X-rated Elvis of sorts, his shock value ran rampant; his musical lyrics originated from the influences of poets past and present. Mixed with the carnival-esque organ of Ray Manzarek, the jazzy tight backbeat of John Densmore and the spooky blues booga boogie from the guitar of Robby Krieger, The Doors instantly have their sound and confidence running extra sky high even here on the first album.
Kicking off with the one-two snap of “Break On Through,” to songs like “Soul Kitchen,” “Twentieth Century Fox,” the lewd “Backdoor Man,” the spacey and romantically black “End of the Night,” to the Oedipus Sex long sonic set piece “The End,” and the memorable smash number one hit “Light My Fire,” The Doors gets you to shake your moneymaker while quaking you in your boots.
Browse all 100 albums on sale this month for only $5 each
1. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
2. Soul Kitchen
3. The Crystal Ship
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. The End
Note – when you purchase MP3s through Amazon, it stores your purchases to Amazon’s Cloud Drive; from there you can stream the music right from their online player. Also, if you have a Kindle Fire, your MP3 purchases will automatically be available for you to stream on your device. All your purchases are backed up and available for you to download at any time. You can download the files to your computer to load to an MP3 device and to your iTunes account if you have one. If you’d like to gift these MP3 purchases, you can – just click the “Give album or song as gift” button on the right on the product page. From there you enter the recipient’s email address and then select either specific songs to gift or the entire album.