The Doors’ “Morrison Hotel” Turns 50

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Following their string-heavy and largely produced album The Soft Parade, “The Doors” got down to brass tacks with their follow-up Morrison Hotel. On this album the band went even further down the drunk and Bluesy road the band had been hinting at on prior releases, leading to a combination of the band’s signature “Psychedelic Rock” and whisky-soaked bar Rock that playfully sounded like the band having a good ol’ drunken time at your local dive bar on a Friday night. Though this album more often than not gets overshadowed by the more superior releases in the band’s catalog, this album spawned some essential tunes like “Roadhouse Blues” and “Waiting for the Sun,” and was a stepping stone toward the ultimate Blues the band had perfected on their following album L.A. Woman. Happy Anniversary.

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