10 Albums in 10 Days…
This Facebook chain has been circulating recently and I thought I’d add my selections to my blog as well.
The concept is simple. Post an album a day about your ten all-time favourite albums. Those records that really made an impact in your life and are still in heavy rotation today. No need to get into great detail if you don’t want to. Just post the album cover and nominate a person each day to do the same.
Here it is. Number 10. It only took me four weeks to do it. I have many other favourites I could share; however, it’s become a daily struggle about whether or not I should end my relationship with Facebook. So, we’ll see. With that…
Favourite Albums 10/10: The Doors – The Doors (1967)
Everyone knows how important music from The Beatles really is but this album (this band!) does so much more for me. I listen to this album far more than all of The Beatles’ albums combined. (Why do I make this reference to The Beatles? I don’t know. I guess I’m tired of hearing everyone talk about how great they were when The Doors were just as important and influential.)
I honestly don’t read many books. I like to buy them but I don’t end up reading them! And I’m certainly not into poetry. When it comes to music, I first pay attention to the instrumentation in the songs – the beat, rhythm, riffs, etc – before I start listening to the vocals. The Doors were unlike any other band, especially from that era. Single guitar (no bass). Keyboards. And drums. Music that’s dark. Psychedelic. Blues. So, with that to hook me in, I proceeded to analyse the lyrics from Jim Morrison, probably more than any other artist. There is something so special in his words. And it all starts with this album. One of the best all-time!
This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end, my only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I’ll never look into your eyes, again