A very special West Coast Fog throwing out (and up) all sortsa Doors rarities plus lotsa bands wit dat vibe!
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Here's the playlist.
Rick and the Ravens-Rampage (Aura 45)
Rick and the Ravens-Big Bucket T (Aura 45)
Rick and the Ravens-Just For You (Aura 45)
The Doors/Rick and the Ravens-Go Insane* (1965 demo recorded at World Pacific)
The Doors/Rick and the Ravens-Hello, I Love You (1965 demo recorded at World Pacific)
The Doors-Get Out of My Life Woman (live at the Matrix, 1967)
The Wild Things-Another Colored Ink Drawing
The Doors-My Eyes Have Seen You (live at the Matrix, 1967)
Iron Horse-Light My Fire
The Boyz 'n Ivy-Soul Kitchen
The New York Public Library-Love Me Two Times
Sherman Marshall-R.O.L. (Realization of Life)
The Crystal Chandelier-Suicidal Flowers
The Doors-Hello to the Cities (Ed Sullivan '67)
The Pasternak Progress-Cotton Soul
Jim Morrison commercial for Cheetah magazine
The Pasternak Progress-Flower Eyes
The Doors-We Could be so Good Together
Mad Andy's Twist Party-Painted Smile
The Doors-The Crystal Ship (live at the Matrix, 1967)
The Seeds-900 Million People Daily All Making Love
The Loose Enz-Black Door
The Doors-Wild Child/Touch Me (Smothers Bros. Show)
The Doors-Break on Through (live)
The Scorpio Tube-Yellow Listen
Renaissance Fair-In Wyrd
Negative Space-Light My Fire
The Living Theater-Paradise Now excerpt
The Doors-Five to One
The Doors-The End (live at the Matrix)
The Open Mind-20th Century Fox
The Pets-Hello I love You
Katty Line-Tu Vinci Siempre
*The band that recorded the demo was not the Doors, however, but Rick & the Ravens. The 1965 demo features Jim Morrison on vocals, Ray Manzarek on piano and background vocals, John Densmore on drums, Rick Manzarek on guitar, Jim Manzarek on harmonica and Patricia "Pat" Hansen (née Sullivan) from Patty and the Esquires, the band she had with Chuck Hansen, whom she later married, on bass guitar. After the demo was recorded, the band tried to pass it around. Both Jim and Rick Manzarek were disappointed in the response to the demo, additionally both of the Manzareks and Sullivan, were not impressed by the new Morrison songs, and subsequently the Manzarek brothers, sans Ray, quit the band, stating they felt the band was "going nowhere fast".
In other words, the songs were cut before both of Ray's brothers left the band and Robby Krieger joined from the Psychedelic Rangers in October 1965. Psychedelic Rangers drummer John Densmore had joined Rick & the Ravens earlier the same year, in August. Krieger never played in Rick & the Ravens, though. At Morrison's suggestion the band changed its name to The Doors a month after they had recorded the demo, shortly prior to Krieger joining the line-up. The Doors was thus initially a quintet, but when Manzarek decided to handle the bass duties with the newly introduced Fender Rhodes PianoBass, Pat Sullivan was dropped from the line-up in December 1965, ultimately ending up with the "classic" quartet.