The Doors

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1993

Inducted by: Eddie Vedder

Nominated in: 1993

First Eligible: 1993 Ceremony

Inducted Members: John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1993 (ranked #30) .


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
The Doors (1967)
Strange Days (1967)
Waiting For The Sun (1968)
Morrison Hotel (1970)
L.A. Woman (1971)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Break On Through (To The Other Side) (1967)
Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) (1967)
People Are Strange (1967)
Love Me Two Times (1967)
The End (1967)
Light My Fire (1967)
Hello, I Love You (1968)
Touch Me (1968)
Peace Frog (1970)
Waiting for the Sun (1970)
Roadhouse Blues (1970)
Love Her Madly (1971)
Riders On The Storm (1971)
L.A. Woman (1971)

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should the doors be in the hall 'o' fame

Posted by mike l on Wednesday, 12.19.07 @ 14:50pm


I think the building would look a little strange with just the windows.

Posted by joker on Sunday, 05.25.08 @ 18:06pm


These lists of favorite songs seem to be the new temporary craze on the site. Stick ten songs out there and prepare for commentary, huh? O.K., I'm game for it. Here's ten from the Doors that I think are the best, in no particular order:

1. Break on Through
2. L'America
3. You're Lost, Little Girl
4. My Eyes Have Seen You
5. Wild Child
6. Soul Kitchen
7. Light My Fire
8. Tightrope Ride
9. I Can't See Your Face
10. Ships With Sails

and since I read that Vedder did the induction, here's ten from Pearl Jam as a bonus:

1. Breath
2. Even Flow
3. Porch
4. Rearviewmirror
5. Animal
6. Present Tense
7. MFC
8. Thin Air
9. Corduroy
10. Nothing As It Seems

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 10.6.08 @ 18:28pm


CC - you didn't list The End! to me, it was the only thing worthwhile that they did; but then I am not a big Doors fan.

Posted by Dameon on Monday, 10.6.08 @ 18:55pm


Ooooop - The Alabama Song (Is that the name of it?). How can i forget that. The song I live my life by ;-)

So that is two songs. I can probably come up with another 8.

Posted by Dameon on Monday, 10.6.08 @ 18:57pm


Here we go. In no particular order:

"Light My Fire"
"People Are Strange"
"Love Me Two Times"
"Hello, I Love You"
"Break on Through"
"The Alabama Song"
"Love Her Madly"
"Wild Child"
"Soul Kitchen"
"The End"



Posted by Keebord on Monday, 10.13.08 @ 20:29pm


Not particularly a fan of their stuff. They do belong, but they are consistently overrated.

Posted by Chalkie on Friday, 02.13.09 @ 14:11pm


Random Fact: Jim Morrison once called Blue Cheer, “The single most powerful band I’ve ever seen”.

Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 09.4.09 @ 20:43pm


andom Fact: Jim Morrison once called Blue Cheer, “The single most powerful band I’ve ever seen”.

Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 09.4.09 @ 20:43pm


Are you sure he was talking about the band...LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 09.4.09 @ 22:10pm


Yep. Unfortunately, I can't post the source. Just go to http://2008.sxsw.com/music/ than look up Blue Cheer, Jim Morrison and click on the link up top.

Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 09.4.09 @ 22:28pm


"Are you sure he was talking about the band...LOL"- mrxyz

And why is that, so surpising for you?

Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 09.4.09 @ 22:40pm


Oh, wait just realized(don't drink the brown the acid). Nevermind.

Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 09.4.09 @ 22:53pm


You know, even though I am sitting here, sleep-deprived in the middle of the night, I can still tear rock apart and blow a hole in every decade. Maybe that's what I'll do, here & now. No one ever reads it out like this.

Please pardon me, any and all Doors fans, for borrowing this site to tear the 60's to shreds.

"The 60's were the disaster decade of rock music. The heights acheived in the 50's fell in front of the pathetic pop of the Beatles and their British brethren, who borrowed authentic American blues w/out having the ability to convey the true emotion of it's sources. By the time of SGT. PEPPER in 1967, most acts were throwing orchestras around in a desperate attempt to add gravity to their work. The pathetic attempts to summon up the true artistry of the big bands of 20 yrs earlier was not lost on any real listener, but one could clearly see the true artistry of Glenn Miler, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Harry James as opposed to the sham of the Beatles, the Stones, The Who, The Doors, and others. The 60's will always go down as a poor imitation of the far superior songwriting and musicianship of the 40's.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 11.12.09 @ 03:46am


It's a matter of taste. If you can't accept that then you have nothing to do on this thread.
The Doors were very influential and unique. They also had great songs in different genres so they defenitly need to be in the HOF.

Posted by Hoffie on Saturday, 12.26.09 @ 17:32pm


Rock & Roll Jeopardy

Subject: If They Collaborated


If the Doors and the Moody Blues were to do an album together, it would be called:

What is "Strange Days of Future Passed"

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 02.11.10 @ 20:23pm


Rock & Roll Jeopardy
Category: If They Collaborated

If The Doors and the Eagles were to do an album together, it would be called...

What is "Morrison Hotel California?"

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Friday, 02.12.10 @ 16:40pm


top three
1.5 to one
2.light my fire
3.strange people

Posted by John on Thursday, 07.22.10 @ 10:49am


Aaron, what do you even do with your spare time?

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 07.24.10 @ 11:10am


"The 60's were the disaster decade of rock music. The heights acheived in the 50's fell in front of the pathetic pop of the Beatles and their British brethren, who borrowed authentic American blues w/out having the ability to convey the true emotion of it's sources. By the time of SGT. PEPPER in 1967, most acts were throwing orchestras around in a desperate attempt to add gravity to their work. The pathetic attempts to summon up the true artistry of the big bands of 20 yrs earlier was not lost on any real listener, but one could clearly see the true artistry of Glenn Miler, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Harry James as opposed to the sham of the Beatles, the Stones, The Who, The Doors, and others. The 60's will always go down as a poor imitation of the far superior songwriting and musicianship of the 40's.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 11.12.09 @ 03:46am

Hmmm. You begin this paragraph with a quotation mark so I would assume you're quoting someone but then you don't end the paragraph with a quotation mark, so I'm left confused as to whether the first quotation mark was a typo or leaving out the final quotation mark is a typo. Either way though, the paragraph is flawed because (assuming these are in fact, your words) liking a certain style of music is subjective and nobody is forcing you to worship the 60s. However, based on other posts by you I've come across on this site it sounds more like your quoting someone, if that is indeed the case, I would like to know where you got this from, sounds to me like it was written by my grandparents' generation.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 08.21.10 @ 09:38am


Hmmm. You begin this paragraph with a quotation mark so I would assume you're quoting someone but then you don't end the paragraph with a quotation mark, so I'm left confused as to whether the first quotation mark was a typo or leaving out the final quotation mark is a typo. Either way though, the paragraph is flawed because (assuming these are in fact, your words) liking a certain style of music is subjective and nobody is forcing you to worship the 60s. However, based on other posts by you I've come across on this site it sounds more like your quoting someone, if that is indeed the case, I would like to know where you got this from, sounds to me like it was written by my grandparents' generation.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 08.21.10 @ 09:38am
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These are, in fact, my words.

At the time, I may have been hashing it out w/Gitar or someone else over the whole "innovation & influence" model. If you read the post from the beginning, you would have seen that I stated that "I can still tear rock apart & blow a hole in every decade". It may have actually been a situation where there was an endless trashing of the 2000's, & I got a burr in my saddle over it (even if a decade is not so hot, the endless trashing of it can get annoying).

I've always appreciated a level playing field, & I don't take too kindly to bowing down and falling all over nostalgia, especially if I think it's empty nostalgia. I remember this night, cause I trashed the 70's, 80's, & 90's as well. I think you can find part of the rant on the Screaming Trees page. Doesn't mean I don't like the Doors or the Trees (read my other postings & you'll see this is true).

Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 08.21.10 @ 19:03pm


Either way though, the paragraph is flawed because (assuming these are in fact, your words) liking a certain style of music is subjective and nobody is forcing you to worship the 60s.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 08.21.10 @ 09:38am
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For the record, I was right when I said it was cause someone was tearing apart modern rock for the umpteenth time, probably using some vague, generic references about how it "sucked", etc.

It wasn't Gitar, though (I can tell). Of course, Gitar would like to claim it, although the very idea of a Denver Broncos fan putting one over on a Phila. Eagles fan is absolutely ridiculous... (lmao!!!)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 08.21.10 @ 19:17pm


Thanks for clarifying, Cheesecrop. I had never seen anyone on this website criticize a decade prior to the 80s so to be honest it was actually kind of (forgive me for saying this) refreshing, even though I don't agree.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 08.22.10 @ 03:14am


Cheesecrop, I just went over to the Screaming Trees page and found the little tidbit on the 90s. Pretty good though I think you bring up stronger points with regards to the 60s (Ex: "By the time of SGT. PEPPER in 1967, most acts were throwing orchestras around in a desperate attempt to add gravity to their work. The pathetic attempts to summon up the true artistry of the big bands of 20 yrs earlier" vs. "We got the moaning, groaning, atonal music (ahem) that was grunge.")

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 08.22.10 @ 03:45am


Thanks for clarifying, Cheesecrop. I had never seen anyone on this website criticize a decade prior to the 80s so to be honest it was actually kind of (forgive me for saying this) refreshing, even though I don't agree.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 08.22.10 @ 03:14am
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I just wanted to show that any decade could be pummeled if you spent enough time over-analyzing it. Somewhere out there, in this vast complex of pages & sub-headings, are my 70's & 80's rants as well. If you happen to stumble upon them, keep in mind that said author was sleep deprived for the majority of the writing.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 08.22.10 @ 07:39am


Just read an interesting blurb that states outgoing Florida governor Charlie Crist is thinking about pardoning Jim Morrison for the Miami incident.

I find it quite interesting that while all the Tea Party folks are flipping out about social ills & morality, it's a Republican governor who's is thinking about granting this pardon.

Hmmm...

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 05:24am


He's not your typical modern Republican. I fear having Gov. Crist's name associated with the petition may doom it down there.

Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 06:20am


Influential and innovative, but overrated as Hell and they kind of sucked.

Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 12:46pm


Are you sure you didn't mean to type that on The Velvet Underground page?

Posted by joker on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 13:06pm


"Are you sure you didn't mean to type that on The Velvet Underground page?"

No, that would read like this:

"Influential and innovative as Hell, and fecking awesome. Exponentially better than the fecking Doors."

Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 13:16pm


Fortunately, we figured out on the "elligible in 2011" page that Chalkie has some pretty oddball opinions. If his credibility wasn't zero already, the idea that The Doors "kind of sucked" pretty much cements it.

Posted by Ralph on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 13:43pm


"If his credibility wasn't zero already, the idea that The Doors "kind of sucked" pretty much cements it."

'Kids In The Hall' called guys, you're due back on the set.

Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 13:47pm


In a way I agree with chalkie. Jim Morrison wasn't really that great a poet and the Doors were more Jazz than rock.

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 13:56pm


In a way I agree with chalkie. Jim Morrison wasn't really that great a poet and the Doors were more Jazz than rock.

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 13:57pm


Pseudo-jazz. Mingus is doing cartwheels in his grave.

Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 13:59pm


I have never considered the Doors jazz, or even pseudo-jazz. I like the Doors, but to me, it often seemed like the other three guys trying to make psychedelic soundtrack music to Jim's ramblings. I mean that in a good way, though.

And "Roadhouse Blues" is one of those songs that always picks me up when I'm down.

Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 14:34pm


Pseudo-jazz. Mingus is doing cartwheels in his grave.

Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 13:59pm


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You hit the nail on the head... as to why I like them!

The great thing about the Doors was that they never lost sight of where they came from. It really was a garage rock sound they had going, but they were slightly better than the average bunch of hippies circa 66-69, & Morrison was a better lyricist (maybe not really a poet per se', but a pretty good songwriter).

Whenever you read about 65-70, you always hear about how rock went highbrow & knocked out all the "? & the Mysterian/Sam the Sham" - type acts. That's why the Doors were so great, cause they managed to preserve at least some of that vibe. It's why a lot of folks who want clear, easy, concise images of their favorite bands can't get into the Doors. Highbrows hate the "Chocolate Watch Band"-side of them, lowbrows hate the frilly-poet side, & want them to be more physical.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 15:11pm


Highbrows hate the "Chocolate Watch Band"-side of them, lowbrows hate the frilly-poet side, & want them to be more physical.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 15:11pm

I love the Chocolate Watchband! "I Ain't No Miracle Worker" is one of my favorite songs and their 1968 album, the Inner Mystique, is one of the best kept secrets of 60's psychedelia.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 03.29.11 @ 03:10am


Jimmy Fallon is the new Lizard King, & he can do anything...

especially when he has the power of the Reading Rainbow behind him!

I'd like to see Fallon's Doors do the whole of PBS's educational kids shows.

If you get a chance, check out the Doors doing Reading Rainbow.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 11.15.11 @ 06:29am


Cheesecrop

Through my endless browsing on here I have finally come across your posts were you ripped apart each decade from a 50's perspective.

Your 60's comments are here on the Doors page (as we know)
70's on the RATM page
80's on the Skid Row page
90's on the Screaming Trees page.

Ever considered doing a 00's one? I'd be curious to hear your take on the last decade.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 11.27.11 @ 08:40am


RIP Ray Manzarek, you were the sound of The Doors!

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 05.20.13 @ 17:42pm


Rest in peace Ray Manzarek.

Posted by Joe on Monday, 05.20.13 @ 17:48pm


Peaceful journeys to Mr. Manzarek, the cornerstone and anchor of the Doors sound.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 05.20.13 @ 18:48pm


Ray Manzarek was one of the finest rock musicians to walk the planet. When I was younger, I was caught up in the whole Jim Morrison mystique. Then I graduated from middle school. But what has kept me a fan of The Doors into adulthood was the musical interplay between Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore. Those three are/were superlative musicians. RIP Ray Manzarek.

Posted by Dezmond on Tuesday, 05.21.13 @ 22:43pm


My 50 Favorite Doors Songs

50. Shaman's Blues (1969)
49. Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) (1967)
48. Cars Hiss By My Window (1971)
47. Wintertime Love (1968)
46. Love Street (1968)
45. Wishful Sinful (1969)
44. Blue Sunday (1970)
43. Unhappy Girl (1967)
42. The Changeling (1971)
41. L'America (1971)
40. The Spy (1970)
39. Runnin' Blue (1969)
38. The WASP (1971)
37. Not to Touch the Earth (1968)
36. Waiting for the Sun (1970)
35. Ship of Fools (1970)
34. Moonlight Drive (1967)
33. Twentieth Century Fox (1967)
32. Hyacinth House (1971)
31. Easy Ride (1969)
30. You're Lost Little Girl (1967)
29. Wild Child (1969)
28. The Soft Parade (1969)
27. The Unknown Soldier (1968)
26. Touch Me (1969)
25. The End (1967)
24. Land Ho! (1970)
23. Soul Kitchen (1967)
22. My Eyes Have Seen You (1967)
21. Hello, I Love You (1968)
20. Crawling King Snake (1971)
19. You Make Me Real (1970)
18. When the Music's Over (1967)
17. I Looked At You (1967)
16. End of the Night (1967)
15. Been Down So Long (1971)
14. Maggie M'Gill (1970)
13. Strange Days (1967)
12. Take it As it Comes (1967)
11. People are Strange (1967)
10. Light My Fire (1967)
9. Five to One (1967)
8. Peace Frog (1970)
7. Love Me Two Times (1967)
6. Love Her Madly (1971)
5. Back Door Man (1967)
4. Roadhouse Blues (1970)
3. Break on Through (To the Other Side) (1967)
2. L.A. Woman (1971)
1. Riders on the Storm (1971)

Posted by Donnie on Sunday, 10.30.16 @ 19:35pm


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