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The Doors


Listen to music of the Doors

The End

Light My Fire
(#1, 1967)

Jim Morrison - the Messiah of Rock & Roll? Doors "break on through" with Light My Fire

The Doors' musical style:
  • blues-based mainstream rock
  • dark quality of Morrison's voice
    • extremely small vocal range
  • minor keys
    • melodies emphasize tonic to minor 3rd ("Hello, I Love You," "Riders on the Storm," "Lover Her Madly," etc.)
  • lyrics: death, violence, darkness, & sex (menacing)

    Morrison passed out
    Morrison passed out on stage


    Morrison threatens policeman
    Morrison being arrested

    Touch Me

    (#3, 1970)

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