#181 The Doors – Morrison Hotel

Morrison Hotel is the second album from The Doors on the list, but their fifth album in their discography. I am surprised that they only have two albums since they were so popular. There were some things that worked against them during this time. The previous album The Soft Parade was a step into more popular music, which the fans and critics hated it. Jim Morrison was focused more on his poetry so he did not have as much input into the songwriting. Morrison also exposed himself to a group of concert goers in Florida. The incident caused an outrage that started a “March for Decency“. It must have been a really offensive penis.

This album is a step back into the right direction for the band. I listened briefly to the previous album and it was not as good. “Roadhouse Blues” is exactly how it sounds. The Doors are back to their bluesy roots.

Peace Frog” is definitely my favourite song. It might be my favourite Door’s song. I do not know many of their songs, but this one makes me want to move. It has a good feeling even though the lyrics convey to opposite message,

“There’s blood in the streets it’s up to my ankles
Blood in the streets it’s up to my knee
Blood in the streets in the town of Chicago
Blood on the rise it’s following me”.

Waiting for the Sun“, “Land Ho!“, “Indian Summer“, and”Maggie M’Gill” are some other favourites. I do not think I heard one bad song. It is a solid album.

The Spy” is a sexy thriller. This song should be in a spy series as the opening tune. But it would probably be updated and lose its awesomeness.

Wow! This album was really great. It has some fantastic tunes to move the body and exercise the mind. I would have never imagined that I would like The Doors, but they were on fire. Morrison’s poetic vocals are sexy and the music was incredibly in-sync with it. 9.5/10.

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