Stegzy's Music Project

A commentary on Stegzy's album collection

Forrest Gump: OST – Various Artists [#492]

Low_res_cover_Forrest_GumpI was never a fan of Tom Hank’s lumbering buffoon Forrest Gump. The film was a little too whimsical for my liking but I felt that the soundtrack was well researched and included a good few classic popular songs from the period of history in which the film is set.

A nice compilation of tracks featuring classic songs from the sixties by The Byrds, Beach Boys, The Doors and Dylan.


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The Doors – The Doors [#386]

TheDoorsTheDoorsalbumcoverAfter the success of the 1990’s biographical film The Doors, interest in The Doors grew. This is clear from the previous entries in the music project featuring the Doors. I watched The Doors starring Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison at Beanhead’s house while his folks were away. Several of us gathered there and watched the film, some experimented with herbal substances, while others continued dabbling with alcoholic substances.

I will always remember that evening for the enlightenment it brought to me as a youth. How music remains the common key that joins us and how sometimes there are people who, through music, touch us in a special way. Furthermore, I also realised that evening, that I had seen Jim Morrison in a documentary having a plaster cast made of his penis.

These kinds of things linger in the mind. Like a nasty fart in an enclosed room.

Anyway, to celebrate the launch and revived interest in The Doors,  the remaining members of The Doors rereleased this, the bands first album, to capitalise on the success of the film. Unfortunately, The Doors provides nothing new. Nothing new will come from The Doors ever. Unless you can reanimate Jim Morrison. Never the less, constant  releases of  compilations and Best ofs will surely squeeze a tiny little drop of something out of the Jim Morrison bandwagon. Hey, perhaps it’s time to release yet another film about The Doors….We could do with another “best of” about now…

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The Best of the Doors (#174)

The Best of the Doors The Best of the Doors

Old Jim Morrison again with another Best of.

Thing with bands like The Doors, their entire catalogue is seen as next to perfect and it’s not like any new stuff is likely to emerge.

Long term followers of this project will recall that I’ve already covered a “best of” compilation for The Doors – A Collection. That compilation had all the same songs on as well. So in the interests of blog writing, I suggest you go and have a look at the entry.  

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A Collection – The Doors [#26]

A Collection – The Doors

I remember seeing a film about this woman who collected plaster casts of famous people’s knobs. On the film Jim Morrison was having his knob cast. Whenever I hear The Doors, I think of that film.
But for me, the Doors will always be the band in that film with Val Kilmer. The film with Val Kilmer that I watched round at Beanhead’s place with Regzy.

This album is 3 hours long and feels like every song Jim Morrison wrote. I’m not a huge fan so I couldnt say if it is or not. I can say that it does have my favourite Doors songs on it: Riders on a Storm and Break on Through.


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