I've been in a huge Doors mood lately and have been listening to their stuff the past couple of days. My two favorite Doors albums will always be their self-titled debut and LA Woman - their first and last albums, respectively. While a lot of The Doors' mysticism and mystique centered around Morrison, I always thought that Manzarek was the truly unappreciated brillance of the band (not to take anything away from Dunsmore or Krieger, who were also great in their own right). It's kind of like how John Paul Jones was the overlooked genius in Led Zeppelin. Manzarek's organ playing is what gave the band its signature sound. I was always impressed with the fluidity of his phrasing too. It never sounded like he was struggling. It was always as if he had total command of his instrument. And let's not forgot that he comped some cool bass lines on the Fender Rhodes. He always seemed like the real solid, steadfast cat in the band who kept things together whenever Morrison was unraveling. But he was still hip and a total intellectual as well.