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MORRISON HOTEL

The Doors

 

Proto-Prog

3.37 | 314 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
2 stars 2.5 stars really!!!

After the largely negative reviews of the previous TSP, the group went back a bit to basics, and this is why many Doors purist think highly of this album. Yes, a return to blues- derived rock, but unfortunately their music became much less challenging as well. Even the artwork becomes uninteresting with sordid pictures and a rather bland inner gatefold, the group is playing much more energetically than in the previous two albums, but this is hardly enough to save it and make it anything more than a good album.

Tracks like Roadhouse Blues (an instant live favourite), Waiting For the Sun (not on its album) Peace Frog and Maggie Mc Gill are the highlights in a rather even album, but those highlights are not really summit in the group's discography. Side those, the rest of the album flows, but glows not. Clearly Morrison was simply losing interest (and he had many legal worries as well as being completely bored out of his mind) and he was dragging the rest of the group with him. Vastly over-rated by Doors purists, this album is probably the least essential to progheads.

Sean Trane | 2/5 |

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