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Boot Yer Butt [Box set]

The DoorsAudio CD
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 16, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Bright Midnight
  • ASIN: B00012FWMI
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,488 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Bootlegger's Chat
2. Announcer Intro
3. Moonlight Drive
4. Back Door Man
5. Break On Through
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Never Before In Public
2. Wild Child
3. Gonna Have A Real Good Time (Rap)
4. Spanish Caravan
5. Five To One
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Back Door Man
2. Five To One
3. Forget This Is The Square Garden (Rap)
4. Hitler Poem
5. I'm Talkin' About Having A Good Time (Rap)
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Light My Fire
2. Love Her Madly
3. Ship Of Fools
4. The Changeling
5. L.A. Woman
See all 7 tracks on this disc

Customer Reviews

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars For die-hards only. Others beware. December 30, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I am a HUGE Doors fan and own their entire catalog. However, this "box set" was a disappointment. THE POSITIVES: These CDs allow you to (somewhat) experience what a Doors concert on an average night would be like. At times, when you're listening to these bootlegs, it seems as if you're actually at the concert(though listening from the bathroom), and that's worth something. And, of course, you get to hear rare recordings of 'Wild Child', 'Soft Parade', and many others.
THE NEGATIVES: The sound quality is absolutely horrendous (as can be expected) and makes enjoying the music very difficult. While listening to the CDs, I was also struck by how mediocre The Doors were live, at least when they knew they weren't being professionally recorded or videotaped for TV. In many of the songs, the tempo drags and the band seems uninspired...a far cry from the other live Doors albums which, by and large, rock. It makes you wonder why this set was released.
But it is well known that the remaining Doors will release, re-release, and re-package everything they can get their hands on to make a buck. It is only a matter of time before Mr. Manzarek, et. al release a tape recording of Jim Morrison singing in the shower, "digitally remaster" the recording, put it on a CD with 15 other songs that have already been released, and sell it for $16.99.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Getting a boot August 3, 2004
Format:Audio CD
At first glance, I can totally appreciate an effort to provide official releases of previously bootlegged material. On the other hand, this is a bit of an insult to Doors fans. This is Robbie Krieger's project, and it's telling. Krieger is famously anti-bootlegging, and even took legal action against an Italian bootlegger years ago after they released the Stockholm '68 shows.

First off, and the most insulting thing about this box, is the price. It's a bit of a joke, actually. This is equivalent to the cost of four bootlegs, more or less, and certainly close to the amount fans paid for actual bootleg Doors box sets. (The bootleg box set `Stages', released in the mid-90s by the Italian company Lizard, was in the same price range, and offered better quality in many places).

On the one hand, there's some very rare material offered, such as the last known live recording of The Doors with Jim Morrison from Dallas, 1970, which was only available on one bootleg CD release in the past. The Madison Square Garden material from 1969 was discovered in the 1990s in someone's collection. On the other hand, the atrocious sound quality of some of the other material may only attract die-hard fans who want very rare material. A few years ago, The Doors started Bright Midnight Records and began to release full, soundboard concerts through their official website. This, of course, was what fans were clamoring for years to get. In the past, and certainly around the release of Greg Shaw's amazing Doors On the Road book (which obviously reviewed Absolutely Live concert tapes that never saw the light of day) Manzarek said the tapes didn't exist(!)

The Doors' master plan is to re-release the same product over and over while trickling out new product (usually combined with old product.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disgrace to The Doors' legacy & insult to the buyer January 2, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This release is a saddening disgrace to The Doors' official discography. All tracks are audience recordings, and even considering this they're mediocre ones too. The cd's are hardly listenable and only of interest to dedicated completists.
To ask 81.00 dollars for this product is an outrageous insult to buyers. The only release these recordings should have is for example as free downloads on a website.
Don't buy this! If you gotta have these tracks, hunt down the "original" bootlegs, if only to prevent the remaining doors from earning one single buck for this embarassing fraud.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Doors Boot Yer Butt February 4, 2004
By mojo
Format:Audio CD
I am a HUGE Doors fan and collector. I have many many audience recordings and i know those audience recordings are NOT soundboard.......who cares? I love my Doors collection..
Boot Yer Butt is just a simple collection of the best of Doors bootlegs...but i am really disappointed... Soundquaity is really horrible, sometimes it's worse than the real tape sound... only 15% is better than my sources...for example: singer bowl, long beach, la forum...
Nothing new for the hardcore collectors...and 80 bucks??? CRAP.
Don't waste your money. Trust me.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars one star for sound; five stars for performance February 23, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
We have histories of the Doors written by John Densmore and Ray Manzarek, and each presents his own point of view about the band. I doubt we'll ever have a similar book from Robby Krieger; he doesn't appear to have as much of a need to vent, and he's more comfortable expressing himself through music.
So Boot Yer Butt is essentially Robby's history of the band (he decided what to include). Much of the music is as hazy as Robby's own memories of the events, but BYB provides a good overview of the band's concerts for someone like me who has neither the time nor inclination to collect boots. The performances are generally outstanding, and I find that the poor sound quality doesn't interfere much with my enjoyment of them. BYB works very well as a recorded history, with key events and concerts represented. Almost nothing from the Absolutely Live tour is included, so if you plug in that album or the Bright Midnight sampler at the right point, you have a very good 5-cd concert history of the band. Everyone will have favorites from BYB, but I'm personally delighted to have another live version of Soft Parade and the LA Woman tunes.
As much as people talk about the poor sound quality of BYB, I wish they would also focus on the outstanding sound quality of the Absolutely Live tour concerts as documented on the other Bright Midnight releases. Because they weren't at Monterey or Woodstock, the Doors have not gotten credit for being one of the best concert bands of the sixties.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Boot Them In The Butt
This is a joke, got mine off a FREE download. So if your a hardcore Doors fan, this one is pretty much a fans collections from taping the shows from their seats with cassette... Read more
Published 1 month ago by David D. McFarland
4.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive history of the doors live performances
Generally speaking i am very satisfied with this purchase. Some of the tracks on there are really incredible and can't be found in any other box set. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Paul lyle
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BIGGEST COLLECTORS ITEM IN THE ENTIRE DOORS CATALOGUE. A MUST...
This is the Doors live and at it's best. All recordings are from live shows around the country. Only live versions of L.A. Woman and Changeling that have ever surfaced. Read more
Published on January 2, 2012 by JFKJr
2.0 out of 5 stars ONLY Live recordings of Morrison singing LA WOMAN and Changeling
Boot your Butt is short for "bootleg". These recordings are mainly audience tap recordings, 2 gems are from the very last Jim Morrison show ever, Dec 1970 in Dallas, TX. Read more
Published on December 18, 2011 by </><
3.0 out of 5 stars Hard to listen to all the way through, but great for big Doors fans
I had to admit, it was hard to listen to the whole 4-cd set without getting tired of the poor quality of the recordings, but if you are a big Doors fan, then this set may be for... Read more
Published on May 18, 2009 by Theresa Woloszyn
2.0 out of 5 stars good from a historical point of view
i bought this when it came out, not sure what i paid for it, but it didnt seem exorbitant at the time. i would not recommend anyone paying more than 50$ for this. Read more
Published on March 5, 2008 by James
2.0 out of 5 stars For hardcore completist fans only
After reading some of the reviews here, I guess my standards are higher than some people's. I swear it seems that a CD of Jim Morrison passing gas could be released and it would... Read more
Published on February 19, 2007 by Jason Shumate
5.0 out of 5 stars Rare Recordings!
Unfortunately, as I was born in '67, I was too young to have seen The Doors in concert. I have owned numerous Doors bootleg vinal as a teen. Read more
Published on October 19, 2006 by samiam236
1.0 out of 5 stars when the music's over........
you're going to wish you never bought this rip-off. the thing that kills this over priced 4 cd set is the sound quality. Read more
Published on July 18, 2005 by absurdio
4.0 out of 5 stars headphones,low lights, an active imagination
i took the advice of a previous reviewer to listen with my headphones. yes the overall sound quality is weak but sit back relax and imagine yourself at the london fog the whisky or... Read more
Published on July 10, 2004 by Daniel E. Carrigan
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