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The Doors

From their beginnings during the summer of 1965 at Venice Beach, California, The Doors were truly aband, a remarkable fusion of creative energies, a lot of attention has been focused on Jim Morrison which his looks and talents clearly justify. However, Jim was well aware that the magic of The Doors could never have happened without the fortunate forging of John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison into a single creative whole. It is no mystery why Jim Morrison never went solo; so sympathetic were the three other musicians to Jim's mission that such a consideration was out of the question

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rymden: Space Sailors

Read "Space Sailors" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

Outer space and cosmic jazz have long been a match made beyond heaven. The latest act throwing their hat into Saturn's rings is the excellent Norwegian band Rymden, featuring keyboardist Bugge Wesseltoft. The trio has clearly boned up on Sun Ra and Lonnie Liston Smith, but rockier influences are present too from the likes of Hawkwind, ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEW

The Doors: Break On Thru - A Celebration of Ray Manzarek

Read "The Doors: Break On Thru - A Celebration of Ray Manzarek" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Doors The Doors: Break On Thru -A Celebration Of Ray Manzarek Trafalgar Releasing Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington, VT February 12, 2020 The Doors: Break On Thru -A Celebration Of Ray Manzarek, lives up to the spirit of its subtitle. In the course of the film's roughly ninety ...

The Soft Parade - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Label: Rhino
Released: 2019
Track listing: CD1: Tell All The People; Touch Me; Shaman’s Blues; Do It; Easy Ride; Wild Child; Runnin’ Blue; Wishful Sinful; The Soft Parade; Who Scared You. CD 2: Tell All The People; Touch Me; Runnin’ Blue; Wishful Sinful; Who Scared You; Roadhouse Blues; (You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further; I’m Your Doctor; Touch Me; Runnin’ Blue; Wishful Sinful. CD 3: I Am Troubled; Seminary School (aka Petition The Lord With Prayer); Rock Is Dead; Chaos.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Doors: The Soft Parade - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Read "The Soft Parade - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette

The 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of The Doors' The Soft Parade might well be reconfigured to a great degree without sacrificing its multi-configuration format. In doing so, this milestone package would then even more vividly depict this turbulent period in the iconic band's history. Even as it is, however, the existing combination of compact disc and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Los Lonely Boys And The Gary Douglas Band At The Space at Westbury

Read "Los Lonely Boys And The Gary Douglas Band At The Space at Westbury" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Los Lonely Boys and the Gary Douglas Band The Space at Westbury Westbury, NY April 20, 2019 Classic rock power trio Los Lonely Boys calls their musical gumbo “Texican rock 'n' roll." Hailing from San Angelo, Texas, the Grammy-winning band's melange of styles combines old-fashioned rock, Texas blues, Americana, R&B, brown-eyed ...

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Shamus Dark

I've spent the last few years recording albums, making videos and performing in and around London, the far east and New York City. Most of the songs come from the 1930's, 40's and 50's, written by the great composers of the day; Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart, Hoagy Carmichael, Matt Dennis, Harold Arlen et al. But there are also songs by Elvis Costello and Joy Division. With the help of some great collaborating musicians and producers, I'm doing my best to bring some of these great old American songbook standards into the 21st century with the aid of digital technology.

Waiting For The Sun 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Label: Rhino
Released: 2018
Track listing: CD 1: Hello, I Love You; Love Street; Not To Touch The Earth; Summer’s Almost Gone; Wintertime Love; The Unknown Soldier; Spanish Caravan; My Wild Love; We Could Be So Good Together; Yes, The River Knows; Five To One. CD 2: Rough Mixes - Hello, I Love You; Summer’s Almost Gone; Yes, The River Knows; Spanish Caravan; Love Street; Wintertime Love; Not To Touch The Earth; Five To One; My Wild Love; Live In Copenhagen - The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat); Hello, I Love You; Back Door Man; Five To One; The Unknown Soldier.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ace of Cups: Ace of Cups

Read "Ace of Cups" reviewed by Doug Collette

There's a solid Ace of Cups album within the twenty-one plus tracks on this set. Never having released a studio work in the fifty-one years since the group made a name for itself in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, it only stands to reason AOC would be sorely tempted to make a statement for its debut, particularly in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Doors: Waiting For The Sun 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Read "Waiting For The Sun 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette

Even though it was just a year after their resounding debut, The Doors (Elektra, 1967) and a followup of sizable, if slightly lesser magnitude, Strange Days (Elektra, 1967)--arguably the stronger of the first two records out only months apart the same year--the bloom was off the rose for the Doors by the time 1968 rolled around, ...


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