11 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After the decidedly weakened Soft Parade, the Doors went back to the bars - literally, in the case of Morrison Hotel's back cover. Playing their hardest rock yet, and keeping everything under five minutes, they dug in like hungry men looking for a good meal. "Roadhouse Blues" is the best-remembered track, both for its drive-on sound and for Jim Morrison's partying fatalism. But many classics reside here, "Maggic M'Gill" and the ecstatic "Land Ho," both sea chanteys for new pirates, among them. The band also meshed nervousness and punch on "Peace Frog," Morrison's latest state-of-the-union proclamation. While all the catchiness didn't produce a major hit, Morrison Hotel went a long way toward allaying the fears of listeners who thought that the Doors might have spent their power. Instead, it was the work of a group readying itself for its best work.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

After the decidedly weakened Soft Parade, the Doors went back to the bars - literally, in the case of Morrison Hotel's back cover. Playing their hardest rock yet, and keeping everything under five minutes, they dug in like hungry men looking for a good meal. "Roadhouse Blues" is the best-remembered track, both for its drive-on sound and for Jim Morrison's partying fatalism. But many classics reside here, "Maggic M'Gill" and the ecstatic "Land Ho," both sea chanteys for new pirates, among them. The band also meshed nervousness and punch on "Peace Frog," Morrison's latest state-of-the-union proclamation. While all the catchiness didn't produce a major hit, Morrison Hotel went a long way toward allaying the fears of listeners who thought that the Doors might have spent their power. Instead, it was the work of a group readying itself for its best work.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Patsfan8512 ,

Great Album!

This is one of their best albums and was totally different from The Soft Parade even though I think The Soft Parade was a great album too but from this one, got back to normal. My favorites were Roadhouse Blues and Waiting for the Sun.

Jimi Bob ,

Great but no parade

If you "don't want no horn playn' band", you may agree with the iTunes and other reviews that for some reason felt the need to disrespect Soft Parade in order to praise Morrison Hotel. There is no need for that. The Doors only released 6 studIo albums, and they're all great. We all have opinions, and mine is that the Doors were more artsy than rock. Their albums and performances included one of the greatest singers of all time reciting poetry. So to say this album was a recovery from Soft Parade is absurd. In fact Soft Parade had 4 Billboard hits; the first album had 3; Strange Days & L.A. Woman had 2 each; Waiting for the Sun had 1; & Morrison Hotel had none. But, you should buy it if you like the Doors. Buy them all. They were an amazing group with the greatest singer of his time, that still provides a wonderfully psychedelic retreat. Long live the Doors music!

jakewhyland ,

<3

It's not only my favorite Doors album but one of my favorite albums of all time. A major shift in sound from The Soft Parade, I feel like they really found their sound and worked with their strengths. In my opinion, Jim Morrison's voice never sounded better throughout his career. A great blend of blues and rock really makes the album feel fresh when compared to previous studio albums.

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