- Album name: 13
- Group name: the Doors
- Year: 1970
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Elektra Records
- Collection: Selman
- Distinguishing characteristics:
- “WAMU-AM” written in pen on front of album
- Hole drilled through lower left corner of album
- “WAMU-AM” written in pen on side one of LP
- Buy it on Amazon: $31.57
Level of familiarity before listening
This is a compilation record and I’ve never listened to it, but I’m pretty sure that I’ve listened to all the songs on it.
What I expected
A bunch of hits from the Doors, but missing Break On Through (To The Other Side).
What it was actually like
Here is how I rank all thirteen of the songs in order of most excellent to least, with their track numbers in parentheses:
- Light My Fire (1)
- Roadhouse Blues (6)
- Love Me Two Times (8)
- Hello, I Love You (10)
- People Are Strange (2)
- The Crystal Ship (5)
- Back Door Man (3)
- Touch Me (7)
- Land Ho (11)
- Wild Child (12)
- You’re Lost Little Girl (9)
- Moonlight Drive (4)
- The Unknown Soldier (13)
The best part of the record was the harmonica on Roadhouse Blues.
The worst part of the record was the saxophone solo on Touch Me.
I still don’t understand why Break On Through (To The Other Side) was missing.
I had not heard Land Ho before, and it wasn’t bad at all, even though parts of it hinted at being slightly Oompa Loompa.
4/5: would listen again