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L.A. WOMAN

The Doors

 

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4.03 | 457 ratings

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Rivertree
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4 stars Doors in the hyacinth house ...

'L.A. Woman' is an excellent album. It is the last with Jim Morrison in an active role and nobody is able to say what would have happened if he had not sucked down. The basis of the Doors music was the Blues and you can hear it specially on this album. 'Car hiss by my window' is a good example. But this release is much more than 'only' Blues Rock. The majority of the songs is well composed. I can remember some of them were often demanded and played on parties in the 70s: 'The changeling', 'Love her madly', 'Been down so long' and of course the title song.

L'America can also be recommended because it has a very interesting mix of psychedelic and blues. And then the mystic closing song 'Riders on the storm' - my favourite DOORS song - dominated by the wonderful piano playing of Ray Manzarek - jazzy as well as psychedelic. Not all songs are satisfying me but 4 stars are well-deserved ...

Rivertree | 4/5 |

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