The Doors were at the centre of the musical scene of the 1960s, with its radical underpinnings. Much has been made of the musicians of the decade supposedly ignoring the counterculture and its agenda. This book takes a different approach and argues that the music was an important backdrop for protest. It looks in detail at The Doors with its iconic leader Jim Morrison, and explores if we can consider their music to be an important political force. By looking at the band in a more systematic and rigorous way than has been done previously, we can see how the intelligent, provocative lyrics of Morrison and his contemporaries provided the necessary "martial tunes" for the era. There are unique perspectives to be had on not just The Doors but the wider political and social landscape. It is an alternative viewpoint that it is essential for Doors fans to consider.
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