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Break on Through (To the Other Side)

1967Released
2:25

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In this urgent song, Jim Morrison looks to shake things up, a common theme in his songwriting. In 1966, he said: "I like ideas about the breaking away or overthrowing of established order. I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that seems to have no meaning."

This was the first song on The Doors first album, and also their first single. It got some airplay on Los Angeles radio stations after their friends and fans kept requesting it.

The original line in the chorus was "she gets high," but their producer Paul Rothchild thought that would limit the song's airplay potential, and convinced the group to leave it out. Instead, "high" was edited out, making it sound like, "she get uuggh," but the "high" line can be heard in live versions. You can also hear the song as intended in the 1999 reissue of the album, which was overseen by their original engineer Bruce Botnick. He also replaced Jim Morrison's "f--k"s on "The End." These edits went over about as well as the digital revisions to Star Wars.

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Break on Through (To the Other Side).
AKey
MajorMode
4/4Time Signature
90BPM

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The record label that has released Break on Through (To the Other Side).
Rhino/Elektra
© 1967 Elektra Entertainment for United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
℗ 1967 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States

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