Recorded in the fall of 1966, the self-titled debut of The Doors was recorded onto 3 tracks, with a 4th track left open for overdubs. That’s it.

It was simply the band performing its live show, but with good quality mics recording it for posterity. There is more to it than that, but in essence, this record is a showcase not only of some great songs – and great performances thereof – but also highlights the concept that Less is More in the studio.

Especially if you have a band as hot as these guys.

I love everything about this album. The sequencing, the mix, the solos. Even the phantom bass player, Larry Knutchel. What can I say: this LP remains among the very top of the heap of my favorite albums of all time.

Happy 50th birthday.