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The Golden Scarab
Cover to Ray Manzarek's first solo album.jpg The Golden Scarab.jpg
Studio album by Ray Manzarek
Released March 28, 1974
Recorded 1973
Studio Sunset Sound, Los Angeles[1]
Length 45:17
Label Mercury
Producer Bruce Botnick, Bob Brown
Ray Manzarek chronology
The Golden Scarab
The Whole Thing Started with Rock & Roll Now It's Out of Control
(1974)The Whole Thing Started with Rock & Roll Now It's Out of Control1974

The Golden Scarab is the first solo album by Ray Manzarek from The Doors.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Ray Manzarek except where indicated[2]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "He Can't Come Today" - 4:40
  2. "Solar Boat" - 5:58
  3. "Downbound Train" (Chuck Berry) - 5:31
  4. "The Golden Scarab" - 6:42

Side 2[edit]

  1. "The Purpose of Existence Is?" - 6:38
  2. "The Moorish Idol" - 5:38
  3. "Choose Up and Choose Off" - 4:43
  4. "Oh Thou Precious Nectar Filled Form" (or) "A Little Fart" - 4:57

CD Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Whirling Dervish" (Manzarek, Paul Davis)
  2. "I Wake Up Screaming" (Manzarek, Danny Sugerman)
  3. "Bicentennial Blues (Love It or Leave It)"

Bonus tracks taken from Manzarek's 1974 LP The Whole Thing Started with Rock and Roll and Now It's Out of Control.[3]




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