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In this essay I intend to investigate how an album sounds of its time The album I have chosen to study is The Doors by The Doors and to do so I will analyse the melodies harmonies instrumentation production and arrangement of the album The late 1960s brought about a major change in popular music partially caused by the emergence of the drug scene Acid and psychedelic rock both became hugely popular due to their association to it The increased use of LSD in particular amongst musicians caused them to write songs with the intent of describing the trips they had experienced while on the drug The drug was believed to expand mind and in some cases provide spiritual revelations These beliefs were promoted by the Harvard psychologists Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert in their manual for mind expansion A Psychedelic Experience Among the commonest of the altered states induced by LSD is a depersonalisation or ego-lossas the use of LSD spread under Learys influence a trail of acid casualties followed in its wakeincluding some of the most sensitive and talented people in pop McDonald I 199423 Hang on to your ego Hang on but I know that youre gonna lose the plot They trip through the day and waste all their thoughts at night But how can I say it How can I come on when I know Im guilty The Beach Boys Hold On To Your Ego Track 1 on enclosed CD Another important cause of the musical revolution was the overwhelming popularity of the hippy movement which consequently produced an increase in folk-style music and the increased use of social and political meaning behind the lyrics of many songs Issues such as the Vietnam War and Communism began to awaken the minds of the youth culture and combined with the rebelliousness of the still newly developed teenager resulted in an entire counterculture that was beginning to dominate
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