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Boot Yer Butt!: The Doors Bootlegs
is a four-disc box set released by Rhino/Elektra Records
Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group. In 2004, it was consolidated into WMG's Atlantic Records Group. After five years of dormancy, the label was revived by Atlantic in 2009....
for the band The Doors
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, and guitarist Robby Krieger...
, featuring songs that were recorded as bootlegs during concerts of The Doors ranging from the years 1967 to 1970.
This is part of previously unreleased material of the Bright Midnight Archives collection of live albums by The Doors.
- "Moonlight Drive
"Moonlight Drive" was one of the seminal tracks on The Doors' second album, Strange Days. Although it was only a B-side , it is a favorite in The Doors canon...
" (Avalon Ballroom 1967-03-04) - 7:00
- "Back Door Man
"Back Door Man" is a blues song written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Howlin' Wolf in 1961. It was released by Chess Records as the B-side to Wolf's "Wang Dang Doodle"...
" (Avalon Ballroom 1967-03-04) - 5:33
- "Break on Through (To the Other Side)
"Break on Through " is a song by The Doors from their debut album, The Doors. It was the first single released by the band and was unsuccessful compared to later hits, reaching only #126 in the United States...
" (Continental Ballroom 1967-07-06) - 5:55
- "Light My Fire
"Light My Fire" is a song by The Doors which was recorded in August 1966 and released the first week of January 1967 on the Doors' debut album. Released as a single in April, it spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and one week on the Cash Box Top 100, nearly a year after...
" (The Family Dog 1967-09-30) - 8:38
- "People Are Strange
"People Are Strange" is a single released by The Doors in September 1967 from their second album Strange Days which was also released in September 1967. The single peaked at the #12 position of the U.S. Hot 100 chart and made it to the top ten in the Cash Box charts...
" (Danbury High School 1967-10-11) - 2:30
- "Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)" (Swing Auditorium 1967-12-16) - 3:30
- "Close to You" (Winterland Arena 1967-12-26) - 2:39
- "I'm a Man
"I'm a Man" is a song written and recorded by Bo Diddley in 1955. A moderately slow blues with a stop-time figure, it was inspired by an earlier blues song and became a #1 R&B chart hit. "I'm a Man" has been acknowledged by Rolling Stone magazine and has been recorded by a variety of artists,...
" (Winterland Arena 1967-12-26) - 7:01
- "Love Me Two Times
"Love Me Two Times" is a song by The Doors. It was written by the band and first appeared on the 1967 album Strange Days. It was released as the second single from that album, and reached #25 on the charts in the US....
" (Back Bay Theatre 1968-03-17) - 3:16
- "Soul Kitchen" (Chicago Coliseum 1968-05-10) - 7:38
- "The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)
"The WASP " is a 1971 song by The Doors, which appears on their final album with frontman Jim Morrison, L.A. Woman. The music was written by Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore. The spoken word lyrics, written by Morrison, come from a poem he wrote in 1968, three years before the music...
" / "Hello, I Love You
"Hello, I Love You" is a song by The Doors from their 1968 album Waiting for the Sun. It was released as a single that same year, reaching number one in the United States and selling over a million copies in the U.S. alone. In Canada, it hit number one as well...
" (Dallas Memorial Auditorium 1968-07-09) - 3:45
- "Money" (Dallas Memorial Auditorium 1968-07-09) - 3:19
- "When The Music's Over
"When the Music's Over" is a song by American rock band The Doors, featured on their 1967 album Strange Days. The song, at almost eleven minutes long, is their third longest recorded song, behind "The End", at 11:42, and "Celebration of the Lizard", at 17:01...
" (Sam Houston Coliseum 1968-07-10) - 14:58
- "Five To One
"Five to One" is a song by The Doors, from their 1968 album Waiting for the Sun.-Origin:"Five to one" is rumored to be the approximate ratio of whites to blacks, old to young, or non-pot smokers to pot smokers in the US in 1967, depending on whom you ask. A further urban legend has it as the ratio...
" (The Roundhouse 1968-09-07) - 5:18
- "The Unknown Soldier
"The Unknown Soldier" was the first single from The Doors' 1968 album Waiting for the Sun, and was also the subject of one of the band's few music videos.-Lyrics:...
" (Kongresshalle 1968-09-14) - 4:44
- "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" (Concertgebouw 1968-09-15) - 5:38
- "Touch Me
"Touch Me" is a song by The Doors from their album The Soft Parade. Written by Robby Krieger, its riff was influenced by The Four Seasons' "C'mon Marianne." It is notable for its extensive usage of brass and string instruments to accent Jim Morrison's vocals...
" (L.A. Forum 1968-12-14) - 3:43
- "The Celebration of the Lizard" (L.A. Forum 1968-12-14) - 13:53
- "The Soft Parade
The Soft Parade is the ninth and final track on the fourth studio album of the same name by the rock band The Doors. Many listeners believe that this and Shaman's Blues are reminiscent to the old style of The Doors, as heard in the albums The Doors and Strange Days. This is mainly because the song...
" (Madison Square Garden 1969-01-24) - 7:40
- "Tell All The People
"Tell All the People" was the third single off The Doors' 1969 album The Soft Parade. It is also known by "Follow Me Down" because of the use of the phrase in the song. It was released as an A-side that same year, with "Easy Ride" as its B-side, reaching #57 in the US charts...
" (Madison Square Garden 1969-01-24) - 3:24
- "Who Scared You" (Madison Square Garden 1969-01-24) - 4:25
- "Does Anybody Have A Cigarette?" (Madison Square Garden 1969-01-24) - 0:54
- "Back Door Man" (Madison Square Garden 1969-01-24) - 8:35
- "Five To One" (Madison Square Garden 1969-01-24) - 5:27
- "Forget This Is The Square Garden (Rap)" (Madison Square Garden 1969-01-24) - 0:51
- "I'm Talkin' About Having A Good Time (Rap)" (Dinner Key Auditorium 1969-03-01) - 1:47
- "No Limits, No Laws (Rap)" (Dinner Key Auditorium 1969-03-01) - 1:15
- "The Crystal Ship" (Varsity Stadium 1969-09-13) - 2:52
"Carol" is a song written by Chuck Berry, first released by Chuck Berry in 1958. It was later covered by The Beatles for a live BBC performance during 1963, this version was released on the 1994 compilation album Live at the BBC. It was also recorded by The Rolling Stones and released on their...
" (Chuck Berry) (Winterland Arena 1970-02-06) - 1:45
- "Rock Me
"Rock Me Baby" is a blues standard that has become one of the most recorded blues songs of all time. When B.B. King released "Rock Me Baby" in 1964, it became a Top 40 hit reaching #34 in the Billboard Hot 100. The song is based on earlier blues songs and has been interpreted and recorded by a...
" (Winterland Arena 1970-02-06) - 6:24
- "Roadhouse Blues
"Roadhouse Blues" is a blues-rock song written and recorded by the American rock band The Doors. The song, which appeared on the B-side of "You Make Me Real", was first released as a single from the album Morrison Hotel in March 1970 and peaked at #50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100...
" (Honolulu Convention Center 1970-04-18) - 5:03
- "Peace Frog
"Peace Frog" is a song by The Doors which appears on the album Morrison Hotel. It was released on vinyl in February 1970 by Elektra/Asylum Records and produced by Paul Rothchild...
" (Honolulu Convention Center 1970-04-18) - 3:39
- "Mystery Train
"Mystery Train" is a song written by Junior Parker and Sam Phillips. It was first recorded in Phillip's Memphis Recording Service and Sun Records at 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee in 1953. Raymond Hill plays tenor sax and Matt Murphy plays lead guitar with Bill Johnson on piano, Pat Hare on...
" (Honolulu Convention Center 1970-04-18) - 13:48
- "Light My Fire" (Honolulu Convention Center 1970-04-18) - 21:00
- "Love Her Madly" (State Fair Music Hall 1970-12-11) - 10:20
- "Ship Of Fools" (State Fair Music Hall 1970-12-11) - 8:30
- "The Changeling" (State Fair Music Hall 1970-12-11) - 5:07
- "L.A. Woman
"L.A. Woman" is a song by American rock band The Doors. The song is the title track on their 1971 album L.A. Woman, the final album with frontman Jim Morrison before his death.In the song's coda, Morrison repeats the phrase Mr...
" (State Fair Music Hall 1970-12-11) - 16:06
- "The End
"The End" is a song by The Doors. Originally written by Jim Morrison as a song about breaking up with girlfriend Mary Werbelow, it evolved through months of performances at Los Angeles' Whisky a Go Go into a nearly 12-minute opus on their self-titled album. The band would perform the song to close...
" (Singer Bowl 1968-08-02) - 17:01