You Know Who Really Sucks? The Doors


Recent postings on Idolator have upset the Pink Floyd and Madonna fans out there, sparking complaints about the site’s overall negative attitude and tendencies toward “hating everything.” I can’t speak for Maura, Anthony, or any of the other bylines on this site, but I can assure you I don’t hate everything. I really, really do hate the Doors, though.

Oh, is there a popular act of the rock era worse than the Doors? I’d entertain nominations for the Eagles, but as much as I hate those country-rock cocaine Californians, the Doors have committed crimes of assault upon my ears that cannot be forgiven. Listen to this garbage:

AAAARRRGRGHGGH. I can’t think of anything I’d rather excise permanently from the universe’s playlist, yet it comes back again and again, swaggering with a unique combination of pretension and stupidity that should have disappeared long ago.

I’m sorry in advance for doing this, but here’s Exhibit B for the prosecution:

I don’t want to blame Arthur Lee, but his recommendation got these clowns signed to Elektra, and they still sell a million albums a year somehow. I thank the Doors for one thing only: providing the musical base for Jay-Z’s “The Takeover.” But that’s a case of Kanye West turning coal (to be kind) into a diamond. The Doors were a hacky slam-poetry band that somehow found its way into the spotlight during a time period where A&R guys were taking prodigious amounts of drugs, which clearly compromised their faculties.

Pink Floyd? I’d listen to them any day before even looking at a Doors press photo. Madonna? “Holiday” is my jam.

The Doors are the worst band of all time. Period. And, yes, I’ve heard CCR.

The Doors [Official site, which I’m linking for some unknown reason]