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Album: L.A. Woman – The Doors

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‘The Changeling’ opens up the album.  What a great start.  Heavy beat, organ then Morrison’s vocals.  When Cincinnati Babyhead hears this song he instantly thinks of the album it comes from.  What’s not to like about this opening cut.  It’s the Doors.  That’s good enough.  ‘Love Her Madly’.  Just a real good cut.  Love the tempo.  Bass heavy for’Been Down So Long’.  Bluest.  Contributes to the LP.  Old school.  ‘Cars Hiss By My Window’ love this tune, love this album.  Babyhead’s style.

Manzarek’s keyboards does it.  Always dug his playing and his sound.  Densmore  and Scheff set the tempo for the title song.  Krieger’s guitar cooks.  Love it when these guys jam.  Onto side two.

‘L’America’ opens the side and is a solid Doors tune.  ‘Hyacinth House’ (CB had to bust out the dictionary for this one) changes the pace but it’s good.  (hyacinth- any bulbous liliaceous plant of the genus Hyacinthus, esp.H. orientalis, cultivated for it’s spikes of fragrance, white or colored bell shaped flowers. Random House Dictionary).  Babyhead wouldn’t even crack a book at school.  What he’d do for rock n roll.

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‘Crawling King Snake’ is another slow blues written by John Lee Hooker.  Cincinnati would be checking him out.  Simple straight ahead blues Doors’ style.  ‘The WASP’  Yeah.  Can’t resist the big beat on this one.  Great intro.  It makes you move.  Cool organ again.  Morrison is right on here with his talk, sing vocals.  Love it!  The speakers were jumping off the floor with this one.  Bass heavy.

The album ends with ‘Riders On the Storm’.  A Doors tune all the way.  Their style.  It has a real mood and tone to it.  The band puts it together for this one.  Manzarek’s keyboards, Krieger’s jazzy subtle guitar, Densmore and Scheff  keeping  it together.  Morrison topping it off with his thing.  Great vocals and lyrics.  Who’s playing the rain?  Good ending to a real good album.

Babyhead was familiar with the Doors but this was the first whole album he got to listen to.  He dug it then and digs it today.  The is a good album by a real good band.  They make good music together.

‘L. A. Woman’solidified the Doors as one of CB’s favorite groups.  Liked their music, liked their sound.  He liked LP’s  and this was and is a good one.

“Don’t you love her madly don’t you need her badly…”

‘I want to tell you about Texas radio and the big beat…”



5 comments on “Album: L.A. Woman – The Doors

  1. badfinger20 (Max)
    January 10, 2021

    Bought this at a family yard sale for 10 cents I believe… Hyacinth House was the song that hooked me on this album.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 10, 2021

      How bout that bass on WASP?
      (Hey. I see you and the young lad are doing the movie thing at Han’s place. I’ll be over early next week to drop a comment or two. Probably at your site tomorrow)

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      • badfinger20 (Max)
        January 10, 2021

        Cool dude….Bailey is “Strange Dylan”… I get mine Tuesday…12 Angry Men…

        Great bass man…they had a bass player for that one I believe.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 10, 2021

        I seen his ‘Last Temptation’. Ill make sure to comment on all the flicks.
        The Doors bass was always a mystery. I’m a huge fan. I did a collaboration with J from Scotland on ‘Morrison Hotel. That was fun.
        Just talked to a friend of mine. He got back to me on ‘Sisters Brothers’. He really liked it. We had a few laughs. This buddy (played the lead) was in a film called ‘Beyond the Black Rainbow’. Sci Fi. Bailey would dig the cinematography.

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      • badfinger20 (Max)
        January 10, 2021

        Yea he is tight writing these…he is over thinking it.
        Yea Manzarek played the bass lines on his keyboard but that last album I believe they had a real bass player…and John Sebastián.

        Sisters Brothers is in line for this week…we will check the other out as well

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