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L.A. WOMAN

The Doors

 

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4.03 | 457 ratings

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bsurmano
5 stars Not a single weak point to be found on this pretty L.A. Woman. Everything that made Doors so good, so unique, so famous is on this last shining pearl of theirs. Side one opener 'Changeling' offers Morrison vocal interpretation full of force ; 'Love Her Madley' another hit track, at the time frequently airplayed so keeping the tradition of one hit per album; then two bluesy songs 'Been Down So Long' and 'Cars Hiss By My Window' and closing title track full of catchy rhythm. Side two opens with peculiar 'L'America' and finishes with 'Riders On The Storm' their emblematic, unpretentious extended track spreading that lovely stormy mood. However, from this side of the record and the whole album I would specially highlight one song that from the first listening has been and still is my favourite one -'Hyacinth House'. It is this nice acoustic guitar intro backed with warm and powerfull bass loudness, it is this beautiful melody line, but above all that breath taking lyric point: ' I see the bathroom is clear I think that somebody's near I'm sure that someone is following me ' Was it a vision or was it a feeling of soon coming end.....Yes, The Doors were four guys that wrote great songs so enchanting generations. But the personality and spirit of Jim Morrison was driving and creative force which though ended with this album but still lives in our memories and hearts.
bsurmano | 5/5 |

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