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3.37 | 315 ratings

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3 stars This is a more "American Rock" album than "The Soft Parade", IMO. It is better, the band played better. As a previous reviewer wrote, this album was divided in the Side One with the subtitle "Hard Rock Cafe", and the Side Two with the subtitle "Morrison Hotel".

"Hard Rock Cafe":

"Roadhouse Blues": a good song for starting an album, with lyrics which reflect,IMO, the Rock lifestyle for many musicians: "I woke up this morning and got myself a beer". It seems that it was inspired by Morrison`s lifestyle and by friend Alice Cooper`s lifestyle. The harmonica in this song is played by John B. Sebastian (credited on the back cover as "G. Puglese").

"Waiting for the Sun": I think that this song was first recorded for the album of the same name but not included there for reasons unknown. It is one of the best from this album, IMO.

"You Make Me Real": released as a single, it has a good piano and a good guitar riff.

"Peace Frog" / "Blue Sunday": both songs are linked. "Peace Frog" has very good guitar riffs. "Blue SundaY" is a ballad.

"Ship of Fools": another of my favourite songs from this album.

"Morrison Hotel":

"Land Ho!":Another good song with good guitar parts.

"The Spy": an atmospheric song with good piano parts and sexual lyrics.

"Queen of the Highway": a song inspired by Morrison`s girlfriend. He also shows in this song his love for the young people of his country.

"Indian Summer": my favourite song from this album. Manzarek uses the keyboard bass in this song. This song has good atmospheres, IMO.

"Maggie McGill": one of the best from this album, full of guitars, and few keyboards parts.

IMO, this is the most "American Rock Sound" album from this band. Morrison`s vocals still sound good. The quality of his vocals for the next album was not the same. The arrangements are very good, the same happens with the recording and the mixing. The cover art is also very good and original.

Guillermo | 3/5 |


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