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  • One of the best images I've seen of Jim Morrison.

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  • It was this album that changed my mind about The Horrors. Keep up the good work guys.

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  • A few years ago I took a second glance at the movie "To Sir, with Love" and was happy to discover the movie is peppered with cool music by Manchester beat group The Mindbenders. Afterwards I went on a music quest for the same sor... A few years ago I took a second glance at the movie "To Sir, with Love" and was happy to discover the movie is peppered with cool music by Manchester beat group The Mindbenders. Afterwards I went on a music quest for the same sort of sound, I soon entered the world of '60 Garage Punk, and among the nuggets electrified teenage kicks stood The Seeds. Colored in a Blues Psychedelic sound The Seeds have a much harder edge than The Mindbenders, and that worked for me. The Seeds remain one of my favorite bands from this period.

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  • Feeds my hunger for early "Creatures" recordings.

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  • A fantastic live record documenting a performance in Pittsburgh during The Doors' final tour. This is about as close as anyone can get to the real thing these days.

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  • A masterfully pieced together reissue of the live record produced in 1970. 21 songs of pure Doors rock.

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  • Incredibly haunting and infectious record from The Doors. Absolutely mandatory.

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  • Another iconic album from the LA rock masterminds. Features world renowned hits as well as some slightly lesser known classics.

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  • Adventurous, interesting, unusual record from The Doors. Mixes orchestra with their particular brand of rock and roll.

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  • File this one under "really?". "When You're Strange" does include a few songs by The Doors, but it is mostly poems read by Johnny Depp—"really?" it's a collectors item from the movie.

  • Brilliant. Essential. Controversial. Legendary.

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  • The incredible, and occasionally shocking biography of Jim Morrison. Chock full of surprising stories told by some of rock and roll's biggest legends.

  • Debut full length from one of the greatest bands in rock history. An absolutely timeless album.

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  • Legendary. Controversial. Brilliant. Essential.

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  • Several 1970 Doors concerts were officially recorded for use on the Absolutely Live album, including both of the shows they gave in Boston on April 10 of that year. This three-CD set has the early and late sets from Boston in thei... Several 1970 Doors concerts were officially recorded for use on the Absolutely Live album, including both of the shows they gave in Boston on April 10 of that year. This three-CD set has the early and late sets from Boston in their entirety, adding up to about three hours of music, all but two of the tracks previously unreleased. Well, three hours of mostly music, it should be clarified; it's padded by a whole lot of Jim Morrison raps and crowd reaction, to the point where it starts to seem like there's less music than speech by the end of the second show. Basically, this is the Doors very much as they sound on Absolutely Live -- bluesy, a little loose and sloppy, yet still high-spirited if boozy. It's yet sloppier and looser than Absolutely Live, however, if for no reason other than it doesn't benefit from the editing together of several different performances into one double LP. That's part of the reason Doors fans want something like this, though -- to hear something different from what's already in the band's official catalog, not something that's more or less a duplication of a well-known live record that's been in print since 1970. On that count, Live in Boston '70 delivers, both in the tone of the performance and the actual set list, including several songs that aren't available in many live versions on legitimate or illegitimate releases, like "The Spy," "You Make Me Real," "Been Down So Long," and "Ship of Fools" (along with a few expected classics like "Light My Fire," "Break on Through," "Five to One," "When the Music's Over," and "Back Door Man"). There are also a bunch of unexpected covers that, as enticing as they look on paper, are rather fragmentary and half-developed (and sometimes thrown in the middle of another tune), like "Mystery Train," "Fever," "Rock Me," "Crossroads," "Summertime," and "St. James Infirmary Blues." Versions of all those songs have shown up on other live Doors releases (though not always in as good sound quality as they do here), and while they add to the value of this release by virtue of their falling outside the band's usual repertoire, they also demonstrate that the Doors weren't such a great straight blues-rock band -- something that it seems like the group are changing into at times when listening to this set. Another big part of this material's attraction (and, to some less indulgent listeners, flaws) might be the extended between-song raps, which show Morrison in even more dissolute mindset than was his frequent wont. There's banter about voting, astrology, the already-issued line "Adolf Hitler is still alive...I slept with her last night," and the taunt, "would anybody like to see my genitals?" (The crowd roars in affirmation, though Jim declines, "Forget it!") Some of that diffident toying with the audience and its worship of rock stars spills over to the performances too, with Morrison at times play-acting his way through the familiar songs the audience wants to hear most. That's especially true of the second version of "Light My Fire," where the band weaves in and out of "Fever," "Summertime," and "St. James Infirmary Blues," with Morrison wordlessly slurring rather than singing one of the verses. The band as a whole joins in the spirit on "Been Down So Long," with Ray Manzarek switching from organ to guitar, and Robbie Krieger from guitar to bass, resulting in a novel but notably out-of-tune rendition. These kind of qualities might make Live in Boston '70 too much of a stretch for typical Doors fans, as it's not the band at their best, and certainly not the band at their tightest and most focused. For those many serious Doors fans looking for something different from what they have in their collection (official or bootleg), however, Live in Boston '70 delivers a lot of it, in official-release-standard-sound that's far superior to what's offered on the vast majority of bootlegs. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide « less… more »

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  • Crewneck, retro fitting t-shirt featuring the famous Fillmore artwork by Randy Tuten advertising The Doors concert at Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA on July 25, 1969.

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  • The perfect over-the-top dress for any Jim Morrison fan! Assorted colors available!

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  • Siouxsie and the Banshees at the BBC is a stunning 84-track, all digitally-remastered, 4 disc hard-back book set of exclusive BBC sessions, live concert tracks and TV performances recorded between 1977 2001 split across 3CDs and a... Siouxsie and the Banshees at the BBC is a stunning 84-track, all digitally-remastered, 4 disc hard-back book set of exclusive BBC sessions, live concert tracks and TV performances recorded between 1977 2001 split across 3CDs and a DVD. All tracks hand picked by the band and featuring Siouxsie s introduction to the liner notes. Includes alternative versions of 18 classic hit singles Hong Kong Garden, Playground Twist, Arabian Nights, Candy Man, Happy House, Cities In Dust, The Last Beat of My Heart, The Killing Jar, Christine, Melt!, Wheels on Fire, Spellbound, Israel, Fireworks, Dear Prudence, Peek-a-Boo and Kiss Them For Me, Swimming Horses, Discs 1 and 2 feature key session tracks from 1977 1987 and a concert recording from the Apollo Theatre in Oxford in 1985. Includes the complete John Peel sessions alongside sessions recorded for Kid Jensen, Richard Skinner and Janice Long. Features 21 unreleased versions. Disc 3 contains highlights from their BBC concert recordings at the Apollo Theatre in Oxford and the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1988, where the band performed a storming set 3 nights in a row to a sold out crowd. Highlights include a breathtaking Last Beat of My Heart , Christine and a rip roaring crowd pleasing end of show version of Hong Kong Garden. Disc 4 is the real gem; a 29 track DVD of the band s BBC TV performances. Features the complete Old Grey Whistle Test broadcasts from 1978, 1982 and 1985, the Something Else performances from 1979 and 1980, the Rock Goes to College broadcast from 1981 and the band s complete Top of the Pops performances, complete, in places, with cheesy intros. This is a fantastic visual documentary of the band, starting with the OGWT performance of tracks from their debut album in1978; Metal Postcard and Jigsaw Feeling through the dark years of Juju, performed for the Rock Goes to College show and culminating with the beautifully pure pop bliss of Kiss Them For Me from Superstition. Includes a fantastic 30 page booklet with extensive sleeve notes by Paul Morley. Features interviews with all the band members and a unique and insightful introduction written by Siouxsie.

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  • My kind of music, oh yes.

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  • Where do i start? The Doors! They're one of my favorite rock bands ever and this album is simply fantastic. Just the other day i found the a hundred years old tape for this album and i just love, love, love it. A must for every Do... Where do i start? The Doors! They're one of my favorite rock bands ever and this album is simply fantastic. Just the other day i found the a hundred years old tape for this album and i just love, love, love it. A must for every Doors fan. Not to mention i have an eternal crush on Jim Morrison, he kills me with those leather pants. Seriously.

  • Once I forget about the history of who is singing, and just sink into the music I'm transported into a glistening ice cave, with brilliant crystalline dreams projected from shards of razor sharp crystals.

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  • This is a great looking poster. Great for Jim Morrison fans who need some decor to cover up those white walls, or for collectors!

  • There is a code that is hidden in the music you listen to, and by the way this particular code is not made of music notes or digital polarization, the body of this code is generated from cultural, political, geographical and histo... There is a code that is hidden in the music you listen to, and by the way this particular code is not made of music notes or digital polarization, the body of this code is generated from cultural, political, geographical and historical events which have been suppressed to the point that the sum of them all have become one of America's biggest national secrets. What's more is the code was cracked back in the early 1970's by documentary filmmaker Tony Palmer who with the help of John Lennon revealed the secret on the BBC in a the 17 segment documentary "All You Need is Love". I recently watched the series at it's U.S. theatrical premier at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, after viewing the just introduction to the sires I kept asking my self why haven't seen anything like this before. The film was a massive success in the UK, yet never found any footing in the U.S. and no other production has ever produced anything as essential as this secret history of 20 Century music. I recommend seeing it. "3" Product Info: All You Need Is Love makes its DVD debut as a lavish boxed set which contains all 17 episodes of the series on 5 discs. Contained within those discs IS the 'Story of Popular Music,' encom-passing Ragtime, Blues, Jazz, Vaudeville, The Musical, Folk, Swing, Country and Western, Rock 'n' Roll and beyond, and includes interviews with some of the major names of the past 50+ years including John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimi Hendrix, Stephen Sondheim, Benny Goodman, Bing Crosby, Mike Oldfield, The Beach Boys, Tina Turner, Sam Phillips, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, Richard Rodgers, Roy Rogers, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Phil Spector, Bill Monroe, Bill Graham, Bill Wyman, Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton and many many more. It has frequently been described as the "definitive music documentary," and is regarded just as highly today as 'cult viewing' as it was over 30 years ago when it was first broadcast. In the mid-70s, at the suggestion of John Lennon, the celebrated journalist and film director Tony Palmer decided to document the "Story of Popular Music" and set about interviewing and filming all the major players in the industry at that time, past and present. Even in the mid-70s this was seen as a monumental task, but despite the scale of the undertaking, Tony Palmer made a series of films that set the standard to which all subsequent biographers and documentary makers aspired to. The critically acclaimed All You Need Is Love was broadcast across the world between 1976 and 1981. But since that time, it has neither been repeated nor commercially released on either video or DVD.

  • A kaleidoscope fun-house, all the titillation, mystery, fantasy and madness, a world of it's own.

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  • I'm one of those music addicts that refuses to listen to Broadway Musicals written after 1979, yet I'm a fan of Broadway 'like' composers such as David Bowie, Kate Bush, Nina Hagen, and so on. At some point the music of Weill and... I'm one of those music addicts that refuses to listen to Broadway Musicals written after 1979, yet I'm a fan of Broadway 'like' composers such as David Bowie, Kate Bush, Nina Hagen, and so on. At some point the music of Weill and Brecht and Eisler was introduced to me through the iconic voice of Dagmar Krause. "Tank Battles: Songs of Hanns Eisler" contains many of Eisler's strongest works, and I'm happy for the english versions contained in TB as the lyrics play a massive role in not only the understanding of Eisler's narratives, but also as a entrance into the vocal performance which Dagmar Krause gives so richly.