Break on Through (To the Other Side)
|Break on Through (To the Other Side)|
|publication||January 1, 1967|
|Genre (s)||Psychedelic rock , hard rock|
|Author (s)||The Doors|
The piece was composed by the band themselves and recorded with Paul A. Rothchild . The single was released in January 1967 and contained the track End of the Night on the B-side . The single only reached number 126 in the US charts . Still, it became a signature song for the band and was often played live. In April and May 1991 the piece briefly entered the British charts and reached number 64.
The track is the first on the band's self-titled debut album. The Elektra Records label was bothered by the line “she gets high”. The word "high" was deleted from all studio releases up until the 1990s. The uncensored version can be heard on live recordings. Drummer John Densmore played a deconstructed bossa nova - Backbeat , organist Ray Manzareks tunes are at What'd I Say by Ray Charles ajar, whereas guitarist Robbie Krieger his riff from Elmore James -Titel Shake Your Moneymaker the Butterfield Blues Band borrowed.
The Stone Temple Pilots covered the piece on the Doors tribute album Stoned Immaculate . Pilots singer Scott Weiland sang the song live on VH1 . The Mexican hard rock band La Cuca used a version as a hidden track on their album La Racha .
Blondie played the song several times on their comeback tours from 1997 to 1999. It was then the first track of the first two shows.
- Joel Whitburn: Bubbling Under Singles & Albums , 1998, p. 66.