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Thursday 8/5/21 1am ET: Feature LP: The Doors – The Future Starts Here: The Essential Doors Hits (2008)

The Future Starts Here: The Essential Doors Hits is a compilation album by the rock band the Doors. It was released in the U.S. January 29, 2008 to commemorate the band’s 40th anniversary and contains new audio mixes of the songs.

  1. “Break On Through (To the Other Side)” 2:27
  2. “Light My Fire” 6:59
  3. “Love Me Two Times” 3:16
  4. “Hello, I Love You” 2:41
  5. “People Are Strange” 2:12
  6. “Strange Days” 3:09
  7. “Riders on the Storm” 7:09
  8. “L.A. Woman” 8:00
  9. “Touch Me” 3:12
  10. “Roadhouse Blues” 4:08
  11. “Peace Frog” 2:58
  12. “Love Street” 2:57
  13. “The Crystal Ship” 2:35
  14. “Soul Kitchen” 3:33
  15. “Love Her Madly” 3:40
  16. “Back Door Man” 3:33
  17. “Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)” 3:17
  18. “Moonlight Drive” 3:05
  19. “The Unknown Soldier” 3:26
  20. “The End” 11:25

Jim Morrison – vocals
Robby Krieger – guitar
Ray Manzarek – piano, organ
John Densmore – drums
Bruce Botnick – co-producer with the Doors for tracks 7, 8, 15
Paul A. Rothchild – producer for all other tracks

Wednesday 5/12/21 7pm ET: The Rock Show

This week music from Foo Fighters, Noel Gallagher, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Grace Slick, Bryan Adams, Staind, Tool, Doors, Alice Cooper, Dirty Honey, Boston and more . .

Thursday 10/22/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Doors – Morrison Hotel 50th Anniversary Edition (2020)

Morrison Hotel is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Doors, released February 9, 1970 by Elektra Records. Following the use of brass and string arrangements recommended by producer Paul A. Rothchild on their previous album, The Soft Parade, the band returned to their original blues-rock style and this album was largely seen as a return to form for the band. The Doors entered Elektra Sound Recorders in Los Angeles in November 1969 to record the album which is divided into two separately titled sides; “Hard Rock Cafe” and “Morrison Hotel”. The group included session bassists Lonnie Mack and Ray Neapolitan on the album’s songs.

The album reached no. 4 on the Billboard 200, and performed better overseas than the preceding album (it was the groups’s highest-charting studio album in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at No. 12). The accompanying “You Make Me Real” / “Roadhouse Blues” single peaked at No. 50 in May 1970 on the Billboard 100 chart. The cover photo was taken by Henry Diltz.

Side one: Hard Rock Café
1. “Roadhouse Blues” 4:04
2. “Waiting for the Sun” 3:58
3. “You Make Me Real” 2:50
4. “Peace Frog” 2:52
5. “Blue Sunday” 2:08
6. “Ship of Fools” 3:06

Side two: Morrison Hotel
7. “Land Ho!” 4:08
8. “The Spy” 4:15
9. “Queen of the Highway” 2:47
10. “Indian Summer” 2:33
11. “Maggie M’Gill” 4:24

50th Anniversary second CD: Mysterious Union – bonus tracks
12. “Queen of the Highway” (take 1; recorded November 15, 1968)
13. “Queen of the Highway” (various takes; recorded November 15, 1968) 6:23
14. “Queen of the Highway” (take 44, recorded November 15, 1968)
15. “Queen of the Highway” (take 12, recorded January 16, 1969)
16. “Queen of the Highway” (take 14 – Krieger guitar overdub, recorded January 16, 1969)
17. “Queen of the Highway” (take 1)
18. “Queen of the Highway” (takes 5, 6 & 9)
19. “Queen of the Highway” (take 14)
20. “I Will Never Be Untrue” 1:21
21. “Queen of the Highway” (take unknown)
22. “Roadhouse Blues” (take 14, recorded November 4, 1969)
23. “Money (That’s What I Want)” (recorded November 4, 1969)
24. “Rock Me” (recorded November 4, 1969)
25. “Roadhouse Blues” (takes 6 & 7, recorded November 5, 1969)
26. “Roadhouse Blues” (take 8, recorded November 5, 1969)
27. “Roadhouse Blues” (takes 1 & 2) 5:00
28. “Roadhouse Blues” (takes 5, 6 & 14)
29. “Peace Frog / Blue Sunday” (take 4) 5:43
30. “Peace Frog” (take 12)

Monday 5pm ET: Feature Artist – The Doors

The Doors were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1965, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. They were among the most controversial and influential rock acts of the 1960s, mostly because of Morrison’s lyrics and his erratic stage persona, and the group was widely regarded as representative of the era’s counterculture.

The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley’s book The Doors of Perception, itself a reference to a quote by William Blake. After signing with Elektra Records, the Doors released eight albums in five years, some of which are considered among the greatest of all time,[citation needed] including The Doors (1967), Strange Days (1967), and L.A. Woman (1971). By 1972 the Doors had sold over 4 million albums domestically and nearly 8 million singles.

Morrison died in uncertain circumstances in 1971. The band continued as a trio until disbanding in 1973. They released three more albums in the 1970s, two of which featured earlier recordings by Morrison, and over the decades reunited on stage in various configurations. In 2002, Manzarek, Krieger and Ian Astbury of the Cult on vocals started performing as the Doors of the 21st Century. Densmore and the Morrison estate successfully sued them over the use of the band’s name. After a short time as Riders on the Storm, they settled on the name Manzarek–Krieger and toured until Manzarek’s death in 2013.

The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive gold LPs. According to the RIAA, they have sold 33 million records in the US and over 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. The Doors have been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by magazines including Rolling Stone, which ranked them 41st on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. In 1993, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Wednesday 12pm: Top 100 Albums of The 70s – #100 – The Doors – L.A. Woman (1971)

We start our feature of the Top 100 Albums of the 70s.

#100 – The Doors – L.A. Woman (1971)

L.A. Woman is the sixth studio album by the American rock band the Doors, released on April 19, 1971, on Elektra Records. It is the last to feature the group’s lead singer, Jim Morrison, who died three months after the album’s release. It saw the band continue to integrate elements of blues back into their music, a direction begun with their previous album, Morrison Hotel. It was also recorded without record producer Paul A. Rothchild after he fell out with the group over the perceived lack of quality of their studio performances. Subsequently, the band co-produced the album with longtime sound engineer Bruce Botnick.

“Love Her Madly” was released as a single in March 1971, preceding the album’s release, and it reached the Top 20 in the Billboard Hot 100. Upon release, the album peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200 and reached number 28 on the UK Albums Charts. An additional single in support of the album, “Riders on the Storm”, also achieved chart success on Billboard and in the UK. Critics Richie Unterberger and David Quantick have both called L.A. Woman one of the Doors’ best albums, citing Morrison’s unwavering enthusiasm in his vocal performance, and the band’s stripped-down return to their blues rock roots.

1. “The Changeling” 4:21
2. “Love Her Madly” 3:20
3. “Been Down So Long” 4:41
4. “Cars Hiss by My Window” 4:12
5. “L.A. Woman” 7:49

1. “L’America” 4:37
2. “Hyacinth House” 3:11
3. “Crawling King Snake” 5:00
4. “The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)” 4:16
5. “Riders on the Storm” 7:09

Artist Countdown: The Doors Top 30 1pm ET @RadioMax

DoorsThe Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley’s book The Doors of Perception, which itself was a reference to a William Blake quotation, from his famous work The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite.” They were among the most controversial rock acts of the 1960s, mostly because of Morrison’s wild, poetic lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison’s death in 1971, the remaining members continued as a trio until finally disbanding in 1973.

They were signed to Elektra Records in 1966. The 1967 release of The Doors was the first in a series of top ten albums in the US, followed by Strange Days (1967), Waiting for the Sun (1968), The Soft Parade (1969), Morrison Hotel (1970), Absolutely Live (1970) and L.A. Woman (1971), with 19 Gold, 14 Platinum and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone. Although the Doors’ active career ended in 1973, their popularity has persisted. According to the RIAA, they have sold 32.5 million certified units in the US. The band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive gold LPs. In 1993, the Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Touch Me 
2 Riders on the Storm
3 Light My Fire
4 Hello, I Love You
5 Love Her Madly
6 The Mosquito
7 People Are Strange 
8 The Unknown Soldier
9 Break on Through (To the Other Side)
10 Roadhouse Blues
11 Tightrope Ride 
12 Love Me Two Times
13 Get Up and Dance 
14 You Make Me Real
15 Wishful Sinful
16 Tell All the People
17 Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)
18 The End
19 Waiting for the Sun
20 Ships with Sails
21 Ghost Song
22 Runnin’ Blue
23 Gloria
24 The Piano Bird
25 Albinoni’s Adagio in G Minor (The Severed Garden)
26 Not to Touch the Earth
27 L.A. Woman
28 Orange County Suite
29 Five To One
30 Crawling King Snake