The 10 Door Songs That Fans Didn’t Like
The Doors live in 1968 - Rodrigo Agüero / Youtube
The Doors was a great band, no doubt, but they weren’t perfect. Just like the typical rocker bands out there, they have created some legendary tracks worth remembering. On the other hand, they have also created some lousy tunes that you’d wished to drop out of their catalog. Below are some of the examples:
“I Can’t See Your Face in My Mind” – Strange Days (1967)
The Door’s sophomore album, Strange Days, albeit getting praise for its experimental take, doesn’t sound complete as a whole. “I Can’t See Your Face in My Mind” doesn’t sound good compared to the others.
“Summer’s Almost Gone” – Waiting for the Sun (1968)
Waiting for the Sun, an extremely good Doors album, just so happens to be their most successful album. Yet, it didn’t automatically mean that it didn’t have any bad songs inside, like “Summer’s Almost Gone.”
“Wintertime Love” – Waiting for the Sun (1968)
Perhaps one of The Doors’ cheesiest lyrics out there, with a waltz-like rhythm to follow. It’s good for slow-dancing, but for The Doors’ most successful album, it isn’t.
“Yes, the River Knows” – Waiting for the Sun (1968)
The worst out of the 3 feature Doors’ songs from their Waiting of the Sun album, “Yes, The River Knows” might’ve stepped a bit too low for anyone’s taste. No, we do not recommend this song if you want a good The Doors track.
“Easy Ride” – The Soft Parade (1969)
For The Soft Parade, Jim Morrison didn’t much contribute to the songwriting. But even if he did, it was lethargic. Take for example, “Easy Ride.”
“Blue Sunday” – Morrison Hotel (1970)
Jim Morrison’s deep crooning in “Blue Sunday” could pass, but not with the band’s instrumentalization that’s either with the appeal or just plain lazy.
“Indian Summer” – Morrison Hotel (1970)
“Indian Summer” sounded like the stripped-off counterpart of the band’s “The End.” If you erase the latter song’s charisma and dramatic effect, you’ll have the former.
“The Spy” – Morrison Hotel (1970)
“The Spy” sounded more like a jam session during the band’s free time, than a song worthy to be included in the album.
“L’America” – L.A. Woman (1971)
Morrison’s legacy as a fantastic frontman became secured at the release of their L.A. Woman. And though we appreciate the album as a whole, it had a few weaker songs like “L’America.”
“Cars Hiss by My Window” – L.A. Woman (1971)
The final album of Doors with their frontman Jim Morrison was uniquely created in a way that it’s the best. But “Cars Hiss by My Window” didn’t do its job to wow a lot of fans.