Beyond 'Light My Fire': The Doors' 9 Best Deep Cuts

One of music's most influential bands was much more than their hits

August 21, 2019

The Doors were like a shooting star through the late 60s and early 70s. They released six studio albums between 1967 and 1971 and were gone. The death of iconic singer Jim Morrison effectively ended the band, leaving behind a stable of hits like “Light My Fire,” “Love Me Two Times,” and “Riders on the Storm.”

But The Doors, like many bands of their era, were much more than their hits. Their music was best listened to as works of art - deserving of a front-to-back listen on vinyl. The poetic words of Morrison and the jazz and blues-infused music of guitarist Robby Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, and drummer John Densmore inspired countless other artists, and their influence can be heard in every genre since.

Here’s a look at some of the best tracks by The Doors that you may have missed, forgotten about, or haven't heard in awhile.