Blog

Tribute to the Lizard King

The Jim Morrison Project is an audio & visual anthology detailing the life of Jim Morrison through his poetry, film work, artwork, spoken word & music with The Doors.

Posted by on in Album Reviews
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 2487
  • 0 Comment

’13′ is a lucky number for a Doors album

The Doors - 13It seemed appropriate that the one vinyl record I found worth buying this weekend at the local tag sales in my area was a Doors album. On the weekend that marked the anniversary of Jim Morrison's death, what could be better than purchasing something Doors to honor his life? And I found the album "13″ (Elektra, EKS-74079)—the first of many Doors 'greatest hits' packages—which came out only a year before we lost the great rock singer forever.

I normally don't have any interest in Greatest Hits albums but this one had, like I said, relevance. "13″ has been called The Doors' weakest Greatest Hits compilation, or Doors-lite. Basically, the album consists of the more radio-friendly Doors songs. You won't find "The End" here; not even the inclusion of their bold debut single "Break On Through." "13″ contains nothing too disturbing. But it's not completely safe. Even the mildest mainstream Doors songs have a brooding touch. There is the great "People Are Strange," the unruly take on Willie Dixon's "Back Door Man" and the protest-y "The Unknown Soldier." However, very popular songs from "L.A. Woman" that would fit perfectly in this compilation—the title track, "Love Her Madly" and "Riders on the Storm"—were not included because of the release date.

13 inside

The vinyl of "13″ that I purchased was in VG+ shape, too. It's the 1970 pressing, with its original record sleeve (call me a nerd, but I LOVE that part). For the price I paid, the record sleeve would be worth it alone. The sleeve photos by Jeff Simon are true to the time of release—live photos all: Jim Morrison with scruff beard and extra alcohol pounds, sporting his skull and crossbones shaman hat, being ushered off stage by the police, performing faux worship to guitarist Robby Krieger (mid-lead no doubt), holding a baby lamb in front of the mic stand (on the reverse side is a close-up of Jim and his "pet"), etc, etc.. The only blemish on this used vinyl is a small industrial staple through the upper left of the album cover. Odd.

I swear, tag sales are the best places to buy vinyl records. I got this one for 50 cents. If I went to some of my local record stores, I might be able to get it for $15 (if they had it). I buy a lot of music from record stores—part of it out of support—but the real deals are found where the seller is more interested in getting rid of 'house clutter.' Their clutter is your gold.

This album will never touch the pad of my turntable—I have all The Doors studio albums I need—but it's a worthwhile piece for any vinyl collection.

Pat Prince (2011, July 6). '13' is a lucky number for a Doors album. Retrieved March 11, 2014, from www.goldminemag.com
Rate this blog entry:
0

Comments

  • No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Monday, 24 November 2014

Doors Playlist

Music, poetry, full concerts, rare live footage—all the best YouTube has to offer on my favorite band, The Doors.

 

  • The Doors - I will never be untrue
  • Jim Morrison's shaman dance
  • The Doors - Jim Morrison
  • Jim Morrison The Doors ~Light My Fire~When You're Strange
  • The Doors Live Footage at "Kongreßhalle" Frankfurt 1968
  • The Doors - Feast Of Friends ~ Trailer HD
  • Feast Of Friends Trailer - Nov. 10th, 2014
  • Stories of my time with Jim Morrison
  • Jim Morrison "Tales Of The American Night" (The Lost Paris Tape) Poetry Recording 1969
  • L'Histoire de Jim Morrison (Documentaire français 1991 TVRip)
  • Three Hours For Magic  The Jim Morrison special
  • The Doors - No One Here Gets Out  Alive A Tribute to Jim Morrison
  • The Doors  "Miami - March 1, 1969"
  • The Doors - R-Evolution 2013 (Official DVD Release)
  • The Doors PBS Studio 1969 Full concert
  • The Doors Break On Through at "She-Bang" 1967 New Good Quality
  • The Doors Hello, I Love You at "1-2-3-4 Hot&Sweet" 1968 Color HD
  • The Doors Live at "American Bandstand" 1967 Full HD Footage
  • The Doors Break On Through "Promotional & Publicity Film" 1966 HD New Footage
  • The Doors Break On Through Live at "Isle of Wight Festival" Original Footage Full Lenght
  • Jim Morrison - VH1 Confidential Segment
  • The Doors at '"Murray the K In New York" Full Outtakes 1967
  • The Doors THE END FULL version!! (LIVE in Toronto, CBC television, 14 September 1967)
  • Jim Morrison Backstage at "Bakersfield Civic Center " 1968 Footage
  • The Doors- Light My Fire Official Live
  • THE DOORS IN HD - JIM MORRISON - THE END - LIVE IN CONCERT - AMAZING !!!!
  • the doors - love me two times
  • Jim Morrison on Why Fat is Beautiful | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios
  • Before the End: Searching for Jim Morrison [OFFICIAL FILM PREVIEW]
  • Riders on the Storm - The Doors HD
  • The Doors, Mr. Mojo Risin The Story Of LA Woman
  • Jim Morrison: His Final Hours - "Final 24"
  • The Doors Aura Studio Demos (1965) [Early recordings of the Doors]
  • THE doors - Live at the Bowl `68
  • Doorstown: Jim Morrison and The Doors Documentary
  • The Doors Live in europe — full show 1968
  • Jim Morrison on the Future of Music (Electronic Music)
  • The Doors Live 1968
  • The Doors Are Open (Full Movie)
  • Feast Of Friends - The Doors Documentary
  • The Doors   Soundstage Performances 1969
  • The Doors   Live in Copenhagen 1968
  • The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin - The Story of LA Woman extras
  • Harrison Ford touring with The Doors (1968)
  • The Doors - Bakersfield 1970 (Synced footage)
  • Jim Morrison  rare  Home movie "Dancing"
  • The Doors When the Music's Over Live at Matrix "San Francisco" 1967
  • Turn out the Lights - Jim Morrison's last night on stage
  • The Doors | People Are Strange (Official Video)
  • The Doors Break on Through Live at "Boston" 1970
  • Members of The Doors Discuss The Genesis of "Mr. Mojo Risin'"
  • Patricia Kennealy-Morrison on Jim Morrison
  • Jim Morrison & Women
  • 40 Second Wonder ;)
  • The Doors - Roadhouse Blues, BEST version (live in N.Y. 1970) [music video]
  • The Doors - rare - backstage before a concert
  • Jim Morrison - HWY (full)
  • The Doors - L.A. Woman - HQ (official music video)
  • Jim Morrison: Florida State University (full length) - 1963/1964
  • The Doors - Wishful Sinful
  • The Doors Build Me a Woman Live at Aquarius Theater "Private Rehearsal" 1969
  • The Doors Morrison Hotel Silent 8mm Film Footage 1969 The Changeling 12 11 70
  • The Doors Five to one / Spanish Caravan Live at "Philadelphia Arena" 1968
  • The Doors Five to One Live at Cleveland Public Auditorium August 3 1968
  • The Doors Back Door Man Live at Matrix "San Francisco" 1967
  • A Night With Jim Morrison at The Alta Cienega Motel
  • The Doors - Riders On The Storm (ORIGINAL!) - driving with Jim
  • The Doors - GLORIA - dirty version (music video, fantasy cut)
  • The Doors, Spanish Caravan Live, Madison Square Garden, New York Jan 24, 1969
  • Dawn's Highway Trailer Small.mov
  • The Doors - Ships With Sails (HQ Audio)
  • THE DOORS ROBBY KRIEGER TALKS JIM MORRISON PARDON
  • THE DOORS - Rare promo video of Light my fire
  • Rare Live Footage of The Doors and Jim Morrison
  • Rare Doors Footage; Those were the Days
  • The Doors - Let It Slide
  • The Doors - When The Music's Over
  • DOORS Lead-Singer Jim Morisson Visits French Movie Set DAYS Before His Death
  • The Doors- Five to One
  • The Doors - Love Street
  • The Doors - Roadhouse Blues (Live)
  • The Doors - Moonlight Drive [HD]
  • The Doors - When The Music's Over (LIVE IN EUROPE 1968)
  • Jim Morrison in "Florida State University: Toward a Greater University"
  • Jim Morrison Alta Cienega Motel Room 32
  • The Doors - Waiting for the sun
  • the doors live light my fire hollywood bowl 1968
  • The Doors - The Changeling Live RARE 8mm Home Movie
  • The Doors - Spanish Caravan (From "Live In Europe 1968" DVD)
  • Back Door Man- The Doors( Live in Seattle ) RARE
  • The Doors - Light My Fire (Live In Europe 1968)
  • The Doors - Frankfurt, Germany 1968
  • Jim Morrison in an Airplane
  • The Doors "People Are Strange"
  • Jim Morrison, The Weird Dawn of Dreams
  • The Doors - The Soft Parade
  • Adolf Hitler is still alive
  • The Doors (The Crystal Ship)
  • The Doors - Roadhouse Blues (Live)
  • The Doors (Wild Child rare version)

Featured Book

The Doors On The Road
by Greg Shaw provides a comprehensive timeline of live performances, reviews of the shows, stage antics of the performers, gossip related to the events, and recording sessions.

"Horse Latitudes" I wrote when I was in high school. I kept a lot of notebooks through high school and college, and the when I left school, for some dumb reason—maybe it was wise—I threw them all away. There's nothing I'd rather have in my possession than those two or three lost notebooks. I was thinking of being hypnotized or taking sodium pentothal to try and remember, because I wrote in those books night after night. But maybe if I'd never thrown them away, I'd never have written anything original, because they were mainly accumulations of things that I'd read or heard, like quotes from books. I think if I would have never gotten rid of them I would have never been free.

—Jim Morrison

Archives

Register

Upcoming Events

Fri Nov 21, 2014 @ 8:00PM -
Wild Child @ The Belly Up Tavern
Wed Nov 26, 2014 @ 9:00PM -
Peace Frog @ The Golden Sails
Sat Nov 29, 2014 @ 8:00PM -
Wild Child @ The Coach House

Popular Posts

Jim Morrison by Chrissie N. Phillips
Artwork
A Dia de los Muertos spin on a portrait of Jim Morrison, charcoal and marker, 24"x36" (roughly), 2007. Chrissie N. Phillips (2008, March 8). Flickr...
Rate this blog entry:
0
Jim Morrison Pamela Courson 1969
Riders On The Storm
Recording Studio
According to band member Robby Krieger, it was inspired by the song "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend." The song is played in the E Dorian...
Rate this blog entry:
0
Light My Fire - The Doors Live At The Dinner Key Civic Auditorium, Miami, FL. March 1, 1969
Concerts
Live at the Dinner Key Civic Auditorium, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL. Horuseye1972 (2011, October 26). Light My Fire - The Doors Live At The Dinner Ke...
Rate this blog entry:
0
Jim Morrison: Florida State University (full length) - 1963/1964
Jim Morrison
This rare film about the FSU "Toward A Greater University" was recorded in the period between 1963-1964 and it shows young James Douglas Morrison, t...
Rate this blog entry:
0
001-Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison The Last 24 Hours – documentary
Documentaries
'Final 24' series biographies revisit the last 24 hours of a celebrity's life. This biographical documentary illustrates the final day of the life of ...
Rate this blog entry:
0

Jim Morrison by kzeor
Artwork
Traditional Art / Drawings / Portraits & Figures © 2004-2014 kzeor Lilly Von Schtupp (2004, May 2). Jim Morrison by kzeor on deviantART. Retrie...
Rate this blog entry:
0

facebooktumblrtwitter-2 Pinterest