Jim Morrison is moving from the posters on dorm room walls to the iPad with the release of a new app conceived of by the 81 year-old Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman.The Doors official app, a release from the Warner Music Group’s Rhino Entertainment built by Brandwidth U.K., tells the story of the iconic sixties band through video, music and images. This includes videos of icons like Patti Smith, Hunter S. Thompson, Greil Marcus and Francis Coppola talking about the band, as well as six videos of the band themselves.
There is also a music room, where users can listen to samples of Doors songs. While you can’t hear the whole song, if you do own it in your iTunes, you can sync the app with your library to play full length versions within the app. You can also read the lyrics to the band’s songs in the app.
The app also features technical descriptions of how all of the band’s albums were recorded, as well as a timeline of The Doors’ history which comes in the form of a Shelby GT500 radio dial (the same kind of radio that Morrison had). The app illustrates the band’s life in LA through which plots out the band’s favorite locations in the city. There is a cast of characters list explaining the people that surrounded the group and the role they played in the band’s life. The app even features a graphic novel that tells the story of the infamous Miami Incident, a night when Morrison exposed himself. The app, which sells for $4.99, even has the FBI files on the band.
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