Jim Morrison Michael Cuscuna - Essay

Michael Cuscuna

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

The Doors … were among those who created the rock underground, and turned the deaf, overconfident recording industry around. Without hit singles, these groups sold thousands of albums on the basis of the quality of their music and the power of word-of-mouth.

With their first album, the Doors brought many innovations to rock. Essentially, it was the first successful synthesis of jazz and rock….

The Doors were the first group to introduce the theater song and its derivatives into the realm of current popular music. Listen to their The End….

The group's second album, Strange Days, was one of the first concept albums in the underground, and...

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