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Rent a Cop ... Burty Reynolds and Liz Minnelli star in this tense action adventure. (1988)... more info $6.95was $9.98 Buy Now

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Fronted by the volatile poet and reluctant sex symbol Jim Morrison, the Doors brought a literary sensibility and a sense of danger to rock and roll. Though steeped in jazz and Beat poetry, the Doors also had a knack for memorable hit singles, which made them a steady presence on AM radio even as they were releasing challenging and adventurous albums. Their instrumental sound was keyed to the interplay of Ray Manzarek's organ/piano and Robby Krieger's guitar, with drummer John Densmore anchoring the rhythm (The band never had a bass player, though they used session bassists). The Doors courted controversy from the beginning: Their first single "Break On Through" included a lyric, "She gets high," that was censored (with the last word removed) before its release. The second single "Light My Fire" was their breakthrough and an iconic psychedelic-era hit, even if the single version cut out the album's long organ and guitar solos. Their 1967 debut album was quite eclectic, with punkish rock (indeed, "Take It As It Comes" was later covered by the Ramones), romantic pieces ("Crystal Ship"), and covers of both Brecht/Weill and Howlin' Wolf-plus the 11-minute finale, "The End," with a chilling...

Fronted by the volatile poet and reluctant sex symbol Jim Morrison, the Doors brought a literary sensibility and a sense of danger to rock and roll. Though steeped in jazz and Beat poetry, the Doors also had a knack for memorable hit singles, which made them a steady presence on AM radio even as they were releasing challenging and adventurous albums. Their instrumental sound was keyed to the interplay of Ray Manzarek's organ/piano and Robby Krieger's guitar, with drummer John Densmore anchoring the rhythm (The band never had a bass player, though they used session bassists). The Doors courted controversy from the beginning: Their first single "Break On Through" included a lyric, "She gets high," that was censored (with the last word removed) before its release. The second single "Light My Fire" was their breakthrough and an iconic psychedelic-era hit, even if the single version cut out the album's long organ and guitar solos. Their 1967 debut album was quite eclectic, with punkish rock (indeed, "Take It As It Comes" was later covered by the Ramones), romantic pieces ("Crystal Ship"), and covers of both Brecht/Weill and Howlin' Wolf-plus the 11-minute finale, "The End," with a chilling Oedipally-themed recitation by Morrison (From here on, all Doors albums would end with the longest and darkest track). They would continue to score hit singles-"Touch Me," "People Are Strange" and "Roadhouse Blues" among the best known-while their longer pieces were staples on the emerging progressive FM-radio format. Morrison could be confrontational onstage-the live album Absolutely Live includes a moment where he loses his temper before a noisy crowd-and in March 1969 he was arrested in Miami for exposing himself onstage, though he and the band maintained he never did so. Still, Morrison's drinking problem was isolating him from the band, and they made a conscious attempt to regroup with 1971's L.A. Woman. This proved one of their most successful albums, with two epics in the lusty and decadent title track, and the haunting and ominous "Riders on the Storm"; as always there was also a more lighthearted single, "Love Her Madly." Soon after its release Morrison took a holiday in Paris, and died there of an apparent overdose. The remaining Doors made two unsuccessful albums before disbanding, but future projects-including an Oliver Stone movie, many posthumous live albums, and tours by the surviving members-would keep the Doors' music and mystique alive.

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 Blink (1993) Mrs Davison
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 Rudy (1993)
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 My Life (1993)
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 Straight Talk (1992)
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 Rent-A-Cop (1988)
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 Vital Signs (1986)
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