[quote=“F.W.”]there’s no such thing as “mindless” lyrics. a grunt can express something the singer is feeling just as much as carefully thought out double entendre can. however, there is such a thing as full of shit lyrics or naive lyrics or not well written lyrics but mindless, i don’t think so. i think what dex was getting at was the nature with which jim came up with them, which was spewed them out off the top of his head.
i disagree with best band of all time in this case because really, they were too short lived and morrison’s ego at times got in the way of his “poetry”. however, i do appreciate them for the influence they had on Iggy Pop, who i find much more of a revolutionary in his performance art (which was morrison turned up to 1000 degrees), and the Stooges because as we know already, their legacy carried on into punk rock and post-punk which is arguably the most important chapter of music to this date as it was when all music that came before suddenly was dropped into a boiling pot and about a thousand different bands came from different directions and suddenly the world was vibrantly dancing along together again. that was a time the doors and all the others with them never really experienced post-1969.[/quote]
As a opinion of sound and music, I (myself with an opinion) believe they are the best band of all time, short lived or not. Heck punk bands most of the times didn't last as long as the Doors 3-4 year blast.
But take it in as this. In the late 60's, a time where there wasn't a real, true, American rock band, The Doors was there. They have to be the 60's best American rock band. You had Zeppelin, Who, Stones, etc who were all from the Europe invasion and you had the psychedelic rock from San Francisco and that was it.
But as a fan, I have 6 albums that I can keep listening to, as well as alot of live albums that continue to come out (with one just recently in November). So I am happy with the Doors being my fav.