Gilles Peterson // Must Have Album // #182
February 18, 2015
Each week, we will be sharing the top 200 Albums that every Gilles Peterson fan should have. The album this week is The Doors by The Doors.
The Doors is the debut album by American rock band The Doors, recorded in August 1966 and released in January 1967. It was originally released in different stereo and mono mixes, and features the breakthrough single “Light My Fire”, extended with an instrumental section mostly omitted on the single release, and the lengthy song “The End” with its Oedipal spoken word section. The Doors credit the success of the album to being able to work the songs out night after night at the Whisky a Go Go where they ironically were dismissed for playing “The End” and the London Fog nightclubs.