Release Date: 28 November 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|The Doors Honor the Treaties Limited Edition Black Friday 2014 Numbered 45RPM 12 Inch Vinyl LP
The Doors: With an intoxicating, genre-blending sound, provocative and uncompromising songs, and the mesmerizing power of singer Jim Morrison's poetry and presence, The Doors had a transformative impact not only on popular music but on popular culture. The Doors' arrival on the rock scene in 1967 marked not only the start of a string of hit singles and albums that would become stone classics, but also of something much bigger - a new and deeper relationship between creators and audience. They released six studio albums in all, as well as a live album and a compilation, before Morrison's death in 1971. Their electrifying achievements in the studio and onstage were unmatched in the annals of rock. In the decades since the Doors' heyday, the foursome has loomed ever larger in the pantheon of rock - and they remain a touchstone of insurrectionary culture for writers, activists, visual artists and other creative communities.
Peter La Farge occupied a special niche in contemporary folk music as the first politically aware Native American to attract serious attention. He was dead before the age of 34, but La Farge managed to make a vital and unique contribution to the early-'60s folk revival.
Honor the Treaties is an organization dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous communities through art and advocacy. They do that by funding collaborations between Native artists and Native advocacy groups so that their messages can reach a wider audience. Charity board member John Densmore of the Doors and artist Shepard Fairey spearheaded this release in conjunction with Record Store Day. All net proceeds of this release will go to the charity.
THE GHOST SONG - Jim Morrison/Music By The Doors
DRUMS - Peter LaFarge