Before the release of “Morrison Hotel”, a lot of serious Doors fans were probably starting to worry that the band was growing soft.
Their previous album even took the title “The Soft Parade”, and featured pop arrangements with horn sections and unfocused lyrics that were light on the bluesy edge that drove the band’s best material. In the news, the ‘Lizard King’ was more outrageous than ever (allegedly exposing himself during a drunken performance in Florida), but the music on that album almost seemed to apologize for Morrison’s rudeness.
That perception changed instantly with the release of “Morrison Hotel”. Throwing off the tepid impression of their previous disc, the band roared back to life with enough attitude to eclipse every other South California band combined. Here, the band is back in top form, kicking in the teeth of the establishment denizens who tried to destroy their mojo, and they didn’t need a hit single to do it.
Featured tracks include:
Waiting For the Sun
You Make Me Real
Ship of Fools
Queen of the Highway
February 1970 - Billboard Charted #4