Too much emphasis regarding the band is non-music, which is cool too (as long as its accurate), so I wanted to focus on the music.. I always thought The Doors were the first real progressive rock group, too. First off, it's stunning that The Doors (while Jim was alive) had such little time together. First album was in Jan 1967 (there was NOTHING like that then), and L.A. Woman was released in 1971, which are both my favorite albums, but if I had to pick one, it would probably be "L.A. Woman".. "The Doors" self-entitled album starts with "Break on Through" and ends with one of my favorite songs by any group, "The End", but what's in the middle isn't as strong as L.A. Woman. Musically, very diverse. You had Robby with his flamenco, Middle-Eastern, Indiana influences, along with the bottleneck bluesy stuff, jazz, etc etc.... Ray with his classical influences, some boogie-woogie, jazz, etc., and with Jim's creativity, not just the lyrics, but how he delivered them rhythmically (with great melodies to accompany them), his pauses between lines that are simple, but always stuck with me, "Cops in cars, the topless bars, never saw a woman............ so alone"... speaking of L.A. Woman "motel, money, murder, madness" (I like alliteration), or unique phrases, hell, even interesting titles like "Peace Frog", "The Soft Parade" and many others.... You also had the element of Artaud theatre, confrontation with the audience, and general theater especially if you listen to all the concerts on YouTube, which I'd recommend checking out with Greg Shaw's book besides you, since some are not in great quality, but still worth checking out. Rhythmically, you had -bossa nova -Latin -Tango -Shuffle -Military -Jazz -Tribal -Rock -Blues -German Oompah -Waltz -Native American -Disco (Peace Frog) -Wild Child (whatever that is, during the verse, is awesome) -Funky (The Changeling) -Consistent Pounding on "Spanish Caravan" -And whatever rhythm would be classified on "Love Me Two Times", going all over the toms, while keeping the beat on the snare without the use of the hi-hat. Anyway, I'm sure many of you have things to add, so I'll stop there, but I'll post a cool interview of Jim, who does talk about the future of music, but I won't spoil it!