1971 Window Cov ★ DOORS - LA WOMAN psych blues MORRISON
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Sold Date: 02/19/2011
Channel: Online Auction
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CLEAN" Window Cover Original " THE DOORS L.A.Woman USA - ELEKTRA RECORDS (butterfly) - EKS 75001 - stereo ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ O riginal 1971 vinyl with the highly collectible window cover xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx "LA Woman" is the Doors' blues-rock swan song (at least, for Jim), and what an album ! This is the Lizard King at his bluesman stage, where he gains a certain newfound mystique with possibly, wisdom? Definitely maybe the album for people who like that hard-hitting blues-rock sound.
Being a Doors album, it is bound to have a song or two everyone knows, coming in the form of three songs actually. First, is the quick and infectious melody of "Love Her Madly", a minor hit and a smaller nugget compared to the double headed eight minute monsters of the title song and the ghostly finale "Riders on the Storm". With the track "LA Woman" being the centerpiece song of the album, it highlights the fact that the album on the whole is just a great , plain old driving album. There is nothing greater in the world than driving at night to this album. Not only does Morrison hold his own, but Robby Krieger's guitar and John Densmore's drums are definite ingredients to the song's greatness. "Riders On The Storm" is a fitting end to the album (and to Morrison) with it's quiet piano and the ambient sounds of the falling rain.
The opener "The Changeling" is catchy and tough, showing that band could still play like the young band of old, but with a touch a grittiness that a less-experienced band could not have pulled off. Morrison in his growling gruff greatness... "Cars Hiss By My Windows" still has that old beatnick club-like blues sound which ends in a wah-wah impersonation by Jim. And then, "L' America" builds up in an eerie way, definitely being the "scary song" that seems to be on every Doors album. "Texas Radio and the Big Beat" is a favorite with a lot of people...
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