Saturday, July 03, 2010

"Touch Me" by The Doors

Released in July 1969, The Doors' fourth studio album The Soft Parade represented a change in tone and style for the ever-inventive band; replete with brass and string arrangements, it was also one of their most productive albums, yielding a total of four singles despite the controversy the album caused amongst fans and critics.

One of those singles was Touch Me - released in December 1968 in advance of the album, with the track Wild Child on its b-side; it would become the band's third #1 in the US, and also top the charts in Canada as well as graze the Top Ten in Australia, although it never even charted in the UK. Following the innovations of The Soft Parade, The Doors returned to a more pared-down sound for their next two albums - Morrison Hotel and L.A. Woman.

Here - on the anniversary of the 1971 death of Jim Morrison - is a little of his magic captured on film...
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