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L.A. WOMAN

The Doors

 

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4.02 | 503 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars After their debut this is my favourite DOORS record. Maybe not such a surprise as they really tried to get back to the sound they had from their early days.

This has a few blues influenced songs on it like "Been Down So Long", "Cars Hiss By My Window" and "Crawling King Snake" of which only "Cars Hiss By My Window" do I rate highly. For some reason "The Wasp" and "L'America" don't do a lot for me.

"Hyacinth House" I really like while "Love Her Madly" is a fun, poppy tune. Clearly though it's the title track and "Riders On The Storm" that really make this album great. "LA Woman" and "Light My Fire" are my two favourite DOORS tunes. The former features lots of tempo and mood shifts, while the guitar and keys shine. Good drumming on this one as well. "Riders On The Storm" opens with the sounds of rain and thunder.This is such a laid back and intoxicating song.The keyboard playing is great, sounding like the rain that falls to the ground.

Sadly Jim Morrison would die after this release. Talk about going out on a high though (no pun intended). It's a pleasure to put this record or the debut on once in a while.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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