The DooRs Lon­don Fog 1966 Rhino Records

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It’s 1966 and in a bar called Lon­don Fog on LA’s Sun­set Strip the house band is be­gin­ning its first set of the evening. Within a year, this band will have its place in the an­nals of rock, and singer Jim Mor­ri­son will be on his way to su­per­star­dom, burnout and ul­ti­mate death – one of the orig­i­nal ‘27 Club’ mem­bers. This record­ing lay undis­cov­ered for 50 years but rep­re­sents the ear­li­est known live out­ing of The Doors. The mu­sic com­prises 30-odd min­utes’s worth of ma­te­rial rang­ing from good old blues cov­ers like Muddy Wa­ters’ Rock Me and Hoochie Coochie Man, to em­bry­onic ver­sions of Doors orig­i­nals such as Strange Days and You Make Me Real. Yes it’s short­ish, and record­ing qual­ity is as ex­pected for its age, but as a his­tor­i­cal doc­u­ment this set is priceless.

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