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VOL № E102 — June 2021

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Attempt to listen to these songs with ears unburdened by the clichés of would-be Topanga shamans you may have encountered. Even if your adolescence was spent locked inside a bedroom with the Morrison-as-Young-Lion poster taped to the wall, you can still hear new things upon close inspection: the little bossanova break inspired by Stan Getz and João Gilberto that percolates between the verses on “Break On Through”; Densmore’s jazzy octopus drums as the track detonates into the chorus; the serrated razor blades embedded in Morrison’s larynx when he lights into that growl (imagine a 22-year-old able to sing like that today); the breakdown at the end, built for delirious freeway sprints in the dead hours of the a.m. To hear it in 1967 must’ve offered a sense of possibility, the pristine ...

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Release Type
1 lp
33 1/3 rpm
Vinyl Size
12 inch
180 gram
Foil Stamped
Green & Gold Galaxy
Tip-On; Single
Mastering Studio
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Mastering Engineer
Bernie Grundman
Pressing Location
GZ Vinyl
Remastering Details
Remastered by Bruce Botnick from the Original Mono Masters; Lacquers Cut by Bernie Grundman
7" "Light My Fire" EP, Listening Notes Booklet by Jeff Weiss, Art print by Kii Arens
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