Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Doors - Aura Studio Demos

The Doors made their first studio recordings fifty years ago (h/t Glide magazine). Fame was still a couple of years away. Here Morrison sounds very young, the whole sound is unfinished, but the results are still fascinating.

The band here was Morrison,  Ray Manzarek, and John Densmore, plus Ray’s brothers Rick Manczarek on guitar and Jim Manczarek on harmonica, along with a woman playing bass whose name is lost in the mists of time. Manczarek's brothers and the bassist would fall away, Robby Krieger would join, and the world would open up to them.

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