The Doors – The End (live 1970)
Watch The Doors perform ‘The End’ live at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. The song is eerily intoxicating to a point of feeling hypnotized. The instrumentation plays on both subtleties and in-your-face rawness. At one point, the music starts to get dark, so much so that it seems like Jim Morrison is trying to induce a bad trip. And it is true, he is, but the message is to face anything that is scary without fear and in doing so, you will live life freely.