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Poll Question: Which of these Albums do you like the most ?
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oh I dismiss it alright... I think the album sucks... and Morrison should have gone full time to being a poet ...
for his voice by then was gone..  no icon has a premature death served better than one James Morrison... most had their creative peaks still to come... his was already years in the past.
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.......thatís why Other Voices is my fave album by them. Morrison, as great as his contribution was to The Doors, was an out of control drug addict. Letís face the facts...... (he had a great voice early on, he bursts with talent etc. but his ego got the better of him)......sad, but true.

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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

.......thatís why Other Voices is my fave album by them. Morrison, as great as his contribution was to The Doors, was an out of control drug addict. Letís face the facts...... (he had a great voice early on, he bursts with talent etc. but his ego got the better of him)......sad, but true.

No, he was an out of control drunk.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2019 at 08:15
Originally posted by MortSahlFan MortSahlFan wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

.......thatís why Other Voices is my fave album by them. Morrison, as great as his contribution was to The Doors, was an out of control drug addict. Letís face the facts...... (he had a great voice early on, he bursts with talent etc. but his ego got the better of him)......sad, but true.

No, he was an out of control drunk.

sad but true, although story goes that he tried a few drugs.

I also love LA Woman, to me, just as good as Morrison Hotel or Waiting for the Sun (if not better sometimes than WftS). 


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Hi,

I like both albums but they do not have the polish and the great beauty of the albums before and after, and also lack a long cut, many of which are by very far, some of the favorite and best things that THE DOORS ever did.

There are a lot of nice songs, and they would add a nice touch to many a radio show on music from that era, but all in all, my thoughts are that these are a bit less valuable than the other albums by this band.

Still nice, just not as great ... and yes, I have a complete DOORS, including American Prayer.
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Yep, LA Woman over these two.
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LA Woman over all of 'em......ol' Jim played the drunken blues clown a lot better than he did the Dionysian poet.   
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All the Doors are wide open for me.
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Originally posted by Intruder Intruder wrote:

LA Woman over all of 'em......ol' Jim played the drunken blues clown a lot better than he did the Dionysian poet.   
Craziest thing I've ever read. I still choose LA Woman over Morrison Hotel but that's because of Riders of the Storm and a couple of other non-drunken blues clown-tunes.
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two of their three weaker albums during their Morrison days (the third being Soft Parade), but Waiting is edges Hotel
 
LAW; then SD than the debut for me.


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Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

oh I dismiss it alright... I think the album sucks... and Morrison should have gone full time to being a poet ...
for his voice by then was gone..  no icon has a premature death served better than one James Morrison... most had their creative peaks still to come... his was already years in the past.

I actually like Soft Parade, I think it gets a bad rap going al the way back to its release, and the other is true, that fans didn't like it because it was not really commercial, I personally like horns in my music

oh, Waiting by the way
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 10 2019 at 19:07
Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

Originally posted by Intruder Intruder wrote:

LA Woman over all of 'em......ol' Jim played the drunken blues clown a lot better than he did the Dionysian poet.   
Craziest thing I've ever read. I still choose LA Woman over Morrison Hotel but that's because of Riders of the Storm and a couple of other non-drunken blues clown-tunes.

My take is that THE DOORS were being asked by the record company for another hit, and some of the blues'y stuff was probably the easiest thing to do, but I seriously doubt that he wanted to do that. He had no problem with Whiskey Bar (Weill/Brecht) which was more on the theatrical vein of some of his material, but all in all, when it became just plain lyrics for a "hit" ... I don't think that Jim was up to that. His material, and the very best of THE DOORS, is almost all based on the poetic side of things, or more correctly, the FILM SIDE of things (remember that they were DEFINITELY aware of film in their work!).

It is still an issue today ... everything is so commercial that the ability for some very individualistic work to come out is just hard to enjoy ... either the same instrument sound, or worse ... the same beginner drumming ... and it makes progressive not be as strong as it used to be.

But when you hear "The Texas Radio Song" ... that is awesome to play in your evening show ... a great rocker and a great finger!

Originally posted by Whamdaddy Whamdaddy wrote:

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I actually like Soft Parade, I think it gets a bad rap going al the way back to its release, and the other is true, that fans didn't like it because it was not really commercial, I personally like horns in my music

oh, Waiting by the way

The Soft Parade (the long piece) is magnificent, though the words are really difficult for some people because they are very strong ... and not for the typical rock audience looking for material that says nothing of great value. Study those lines ... they are not empty ... just a bit more on the eccentric side, I suppose, but a great one next to the other long pieces.


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Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

Originally posted by Intruder Intruder wrote:

LA Woman over all of 'em......ol' Jim played the drunken blues clown a lot better than he did the Dionysian poet.   
Craziest thing I've ever read. I still choose LA Woman over Morrison Hotel but that's because of Riders of the Storm and a couple of other non-drunken blues clown-tunes.

Riders On The Storm is imho perhaps the best song they ever did.....the darkest lyrics he ever wrote?..imo and the music is eerie. I can play that track over and over and over....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2019 at 21:05
Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

Originally posted by Intruder Intruder wrote:

LA Woman over all of 'em......ol' Jim played the drunken blues clown a lot better than he did the Dionysian poet.   
Craziest thing I've ever read. I still choose LA Woman over Morrison Hotel but that's because of Riders of the Storm and a couple of other non-drunken blues clown-tunes.

Riders On The Storm is imho perhaps the best song they ever did.....the darkest lyrics he ever wrote?..imo and the music is eerie. I can play that track over and over and over....
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I never thought any of it was dark ... maybe strong and opinionated with a possible violent streak, or at least something that might be called "revolutionary" ... but dark ... is a bit harsh for my book, because the material is really about a lot of things, and mainly about how bland and boring and about nothing, most rock music in the radio was ... c'mon ... he does scream, light my fire ... do we really need to think that is just a rock'n'roll scream that a "star" rock singer in a metal or crap band would do? Many do scream and such, but the material strength of the lyrics kinda eat away at that strength ... and almost 50 years later, Jim's words and screams, are still heard ... LOUD AND CLEAR!  (... and maybe "clear" is the word that we need!)


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For my its Morrison`s Hotel   Star
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