Author:Tony Thompson / Matt Karpe
Has there been a more charismatic figure in rock culture than the Lizard King, Jim Morrison? The six albums The Doors released between 1967 and 1971 contain some of the most influential music of that era, songs that still stand up today. The man in the street may only think of Riders On The Storm and the iconic Light My Fire, but that doesn’t even scratch the surface of the band’s legacy. I won’t list all their seminal work as you’ll know them off by heart, but their music is, at its best, as relevant today as it was fifty years ago. There’s no shortage of books on The Doors of course, but this gives a good look at their songs, album by album, and is an ideal introduction for the newcomer wanting to learn more about the songs, ideally while listening along.
I’m not especially knowledgeable about the genre of nu metal I have to confess, although back in the day my kids were big fans. Thus I have, albeit involuntarily, acquired some familiarity with the rather questionable joys of bands such as Korn, Slipknot, System of a Down and Coal Chamber. This book is in A-Z format, running through the main players of the scene (and some minor ones too), and giving a potted history of their careers and key albums. If you’re a fan of this scene then this book is well worth a look, especially if you simultaneously dip in and out of the major albums that appeared in its heyday.
Length of Read:Short
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
Other books in the series, the music featured here.
One thing you’ve learned
How fondly I remember the delights of hearing Limp Bizkit’s Break Stuff and the like booming through the ceiling!