Rolling Stone Premiere: The Doors Only Mix of “Touch Me”

Read the whole article at Rolling Stone. When the Doors’ producer, Paul A. Rothchild, suggested adding orchestral strings and horns to guitarist Robby Krieger’s song “Touch Me,” Krieger was not happy. It was two years after Sgt. Pepper, and he says he was wary of the band being seen as copycats. “I said, ‘Oh, God. Now we’re copying the Beatles,’ and the Stones had just done their version of the orchestra thing,” he recalls. Read More …

THE DOORS THE SOFT PARADE: 50th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION

The Doors’ fourth studio album, The Soft Parade, became the band’s fourth straight Top Ten album when it was released 50 years ago today on July 18, 1969. Despite featuring one of the group’s biggest hits – “Touch Me” – it remains the most-polarizing record of The Doors’ career thanks to the brass and string arrangements that embellish several tracks. To commemorate the album’s 50th year anniversary, Rhino reimagines The Read More …

California Soul

John Densmore to Perform ‘L.A. Woman’ at LA Philharmonic Gala

JOHN DENSMORE CONFIRMED AS SPECIAL GUEST AT THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC OPENING NIGHT CONCERT & GALA: CALIFORNIA SOUL AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL THE KICK OFF TO THE LA PHIL CENTENNIAL SEASON ALSO FEATURES CHRIS MARTIN, CORRINE BAILEY RAE, ELECTRIC VIOLINST TRACY SILVERMAN AND THE UNVEILING OF REFIK ANADOL’S WDCH DREAMS POST-CONCERT PARTY INCLUDES DJ JASON BENTLEY AND PINK MARTINI  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018, AT 7PM The 2018 LA Phil Read More …

Hello I Love You

August 3 Marks the 50th Anniversary of “Hello, I Love You” Reaching #1

  “Hello, I Love You” became the band’s second #1 hit when it topped the Billboard singles chart for two weeks beginning on August 3, 1968. Exactly 50 years later, a new 7” version of the single with its original b-side “Love Street” is available now. This anniversary release features the rare mono radio mixes of the songs that were given exclusively to radio stations for airplay in 1968.  This version of “Hello, I Read More …