Back in time…
19 April 2021
Band: THE DOORS (Los Angeles)
Active: 1965–1973, 1978 / 9 albums
Album: L.A. WOMAN – 6th LP
Released: 19 April 1971 – 50 years ago today
Three months after the release, on July 3,
Morrison was found dead.
Score: #1 in Holland, #11 in Canada, #9 in the US, #28 in the UK
Review: “In terms of what they’re after here the Doors as a band never falter and there isn’t one bummer cut on the entire album obviously a first for them… It’s also the first time since “The End” and “When the Music’s Over” that they’ve been able to pull off anything interesting in the way of long cuts. And there are two of them here, “L.A. Woman” (with maybe the best Chuck Berry riffs since the Stones and a hell of a lot more Sixties Seventies American flavor) and “Riders on the Storm” (signaling the return to Del Shannon from whence the Doors’ mysterioso-hood was largely derived to begin with), both of them minor monsters. You can kick me in the ass for saying this (I don’t mind): this is the Doors’ greatest album and (including their first) the best album so far this year. A landmark worthy of dancing in the streets.
Turn Up The Volume: One of the best bands ever (as if you didn’t know this) with
one of their best albums ever (as if you didn’t know this), including two of their best
songs ever (as if you didn’t know this) with Love Her Madly and Riders On The Storm.
– RIDERS ON THE STORM –
– LOVE HER MADLY –