Weekend Gallimaufry - The Doors On Critique - 1969

(The Doors - someone wondered if in a hundred years we'd still be playing "Light My Fire" - so far, so good.) I know this particular show has been

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(The Doors - someone wondered if in a hundred years we'd still be playing "Light My Fire" - so far, so good.)

I know this particular show has been bootlegged quite a bit; it's the PBS program "Critique" from May 23, 1969 which features The Doors performing in the studio, an interview with the band and a roundtable discussion between Richard Goldstein, Pat Kennealy, Rosko and Al Aronowitz.

My source is from NET (pre-PBS) and is probably as close to the original recordings as possible. The tape box says April 29, 1969, so I am assuming this is when the copy was made and not the original air date. Truths to tell, I haven't heard the bootlegs of this recording so I have no frame of reference with which to judge. All I know is, the sound is excellent and, if you haven't heard it before, pretty exciting. This was done shortly after the famous Miami bust and it's discussed during the round table portion. The interview with Morrison is great - the round table discussion afterwards is . . . well . . . interesting. You be the judge.

As for the performances themselves, it's classic Doors.

So here is "Critique" complete, uncut and exactly as it was aired in May 1969.

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