The Doors – The Doors (1967)

The blue bus is calling us

Talking about “Apocalypse now”… here is an album that reminds me even more about that film. My old friend Big Frans sent via Royal Mail a gift containing two LPs. I reviewed the first one “Let it bleed” yesterday. The other LP was the self-titled debut album from The Doors.

Now this is a completely different story. I have always liked The Doors, but I am not a dedicated fan. I have been a “passive” fan if such a thing exists. But it only takes me a few seconds of the beginning of “Break on through” for me to realise that this gift may become an expensive one.

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Pink Floyd – The piper of the gates of dawn (1967)

The crazy diamond shone

I find it funny that there seems to be so much prestige in which incarnation of Floyd we fans love the most. Many pretentious fans love Syd’s Floyd but that is not me. Of course, I came in late, in the early eighties, and I have always enjoyed David’s singing and his heavenly guitar playing. I guess if you were there at the time, in the middle of the sixties, and followed the band when it started it would have been something else. Syd was the musical and artistic leader of the band back then. Already during the development of the second album they transformed into a five-piece and then to a quartet again, now with less Syd but a Dave added. Syd burnt out like in the song by Neil Young.

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