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One of the greatest American rock albums off all time.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Morrison Hotel (Audio CD)
It was 1969 and The Doors were starting to close wernt they?
After their first three stunning albums the Soft Parade had appeared to lukewarm response,even though today it is rightly recognised as an excellent album.
Orchestra strings and trumpets were not what we had come to expect.
Then in early 1970 BANG they respond and release
this and literally blow everyone else off the ball park.
No other album of that year came close to matching it save the MC5s Back in the USA and Cosmos Factory by Creedence which came closest.
This is the doors at their most listenable.There is no The End,When the Musics Over or Five to One on here.
Every song from Roadhouse Blues to Maggie MacGill is a joy.
Its all here Boogie Rockers,Love Songs and Psychadelia combined with the group at the peak of their musicianship.
Listen to Kreigers wah-wah assault on Peace Frog.
Roadhouse Blues,Ship of Fools,Indian Summer are quite simply classic Doors.Waiting for the Sun still sends shivers down the spine even today.
If you have never bought a Doors album and are not familiar with their music this is the album to kick of with.Quite simply there is not a dud track in sight.
"This is the strangest life i!ve ever known"
You better believe it.