Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
The poetry's headiness and the rock's accessibility, bound together in a hazy acid fever-dream.
The Doors' fusion of jazz, psychedelic rock and blues was elevated to mythic status by their love of chaos and the darkly volatile Morrison.
The Doors Acceptance SpeechThe Doors Acceptance Speech at the 1993 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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"Break On Through"00:03:19
Hall of Fame Essay
The Doors are somewhat of an anomaly in the rock pantheon.
They weren’t part of the peace and love Airplane-Dead-Quicksilver acid-rock movement of San Francisco. They had nothing to do with the English invasion, or even conventional pop music for that matter. Even in their hometown of Los Angeles they were considered a world apart from the predominantly folk-rock peerage of the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and Mamas and Papas.
You gotta roll, roll, roll, You gotta thrill my soul, alright.
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