The Doors' Bass Player Releases His First Book: "My Days With The Doors"

When The Doors were at the peak of their creative and commercial powers, DOUG LUBAHN was the man they chose to be their bass player.

Through three crucial albums "Strange Days," "Waiting for the Sun,"and "The Soft Parade", Lubahn plays most of the bass lines that are such an important part of The Doors' sound.

Now -- for the first time -- Lubahn tells the story of his days among the greats of rock 'n' roll. He quickly reaches the pinnacle during his years with THE DOORS, from the quiet days before they were big (JIM MORRISON would chauffeur him to the studio each day in a Volkswagen), to his 2004 reunion with RAY MANZAREK and ROBBY KRIEGER. Come inside the studio as Lubahn recalls The Doors' highs and lows, the day Ray gets bashed in the face, and the awful silence as he sits with Ray, Robby and John after Morrison's death. Lubahn also offers song-by-song notes and inside stories from THE DOORS recording sessions. The man Ray Manzarek has called....."THE FIFTH DOOR."

".....entertaining.....his enthusiasm is infectious."

Classic Rock Magazine June '08 www.classicrockmagazine.com


"The book kicks ass!"

Kerry Humpherys - Publisher / The Doors Collectors Magazine www.doors.com


 "...delivers the goods...light, personable writing...a worthwhile purchase for Doors fans."

Ugly Things magazine Issue # 27/ Aug-Sep 08 www.ugly-things.com

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Ray Manzarek
"Hey, this guy is the real deal! Doug was there for all kinds of Doors' art and mayhem. I suggest you check out his very fine book and read what this good man has to say. He speaks the truth!"

John Densmore
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Bass players and drummers are like brothers, cookin' up the groove in the basement. The main ingredient is solid time, and Doug's playing was like a rock. Lubahn was there... more there than I knew. I wished I'd got to hang with some of the artists mentioned in this book. Doug's reflection is genuine and heartfelt."

Robby Krieger
"It was great reading Doug's book. Of course I am a bit jaded, but I can truly say that it's a great read if you are a Doors fan, or a rock fan in general. It really gives a 'fly on the wall', and 'can't put it down' feeling ! It was great when Doug showed up at our gig a while ago, Ray and I hadn't seen him since the old days. Even though it is too bad he didn't join the Doors when we asked him, he gets the loyalty prize for stickin' with his group at the time. [Clear Light] Anyway, I couldn't put the book down and neither will you!"