Category Archives: Doors, The

High Fidelity – The Best of Elvis Costello in the ’80s

This 20 track collection covers the albums, artistic phases, evolutions, and bouts of fancy from Elvis Costello in the 1980s – arguably the bespectacled one’s most artistically rewarding decade. Emerging from Britain’s new wave scene in the late-70s era, Elvis … Continue reading

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All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy

Jack Nicholson is straight up one of the coolest people who has ever lived. Here he is, aged 32, getting high and listening to some records, circa 1969. But which records? The Press investigates…. In September 1969, not long after … Continue reading

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More Album Cover Outtakes

Roxy Music – Siren (1975) South Stack, Anglesey, Wales. Supermodel Jerry Hall poses as a mermaid for the cover of their fifth studio album. Led Zeppelin – II (1969) The design was based on a photograph of a Division of … Continue reading

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Rediscover Live Music: Top 20 Live Albums

Live music has been in short supply, so now is a good time to take a double-gatefold look at 20 of the greatest live LP’s of yesteryear to atone for all the cancelled gigs we were supposed to see.  What … Continue reading

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Bowie’s Pin Ups

Two Hours Of ‘Original’ Songs David Bowie Covered In His Early Career. In a very special episode of Beat Orgy, RRR’s Steve Cross takes us through the original versions of the songs that David Bowie covered through his golden period … Continue reading

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The Doors: Madison Square Garden – 24 January 1969

New York, January 23, 1969            The day before Madison Square Garden. It would be our first really big concert in New York. Sal Bonafette, our manager, had described our career as a big wave about … Continue reading

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The Doors – Morrison Hotel (1970)

Morrison Hotel, 1246 Hope Street and West Pico Blvd, downtown Los Angeles. The Morrison Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, where the album’s cover photo was snapped, closed its doors in 2007. Prior to that, the hotel had been low-income housing … Continue reading

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#22: The Doors – Waiting for the Sun (1968)

The Doors first number 1 hit album offers a diversity of sound established on their self-titled debut and its follow-up Strange Days (both 1967). Difficult third album Waiting for the Sun displays a refreshing musical growth, applying experimental arrangements, varied instrumentation … Continue reading

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