Vinyl View: The Doors – L.A. Woman

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L.A. Woman is a challenging, yet wonderful record that feels like it was created by two completely individual entities.  The first being a somewhat uninspired and bored Jim Morrison, who still sounds great at certain moments (his involvement consisted of stepping into a bathroom recording studio infrequently throughout the sessions, only to lay down his vocal tracks). The second, a band who set out to prove that they were, in fact, worthy of their own individual praise – aside from the shadow cast by their ever-popular frontman. Overall, this is still an outstanding album (especially when assessed next to other artists – separately from Morrison Hotel or their near-perfect eponymous debut).

As previously mentioned, the most surprising elements of this album exist in the amazing musicianship found on each of the ten tracks.  While Morrison’s vocals are irreplaceable, The Doors sound as good or even better on L.A. Woman than…

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