Feted first as underground heroes, then reviled as teeny-bop stars, the Doors threw off such conundrums with this magnificent release. MORRISON HOTEL reaffirmed their blues roots, stripping away some of the psychedelia of their early releases and the orchestral ambitions that weighted albums like THE SOFT PARADE. The opener, the powerful "Roadhouse Blues," is a case in point. Based on a classic blues riff, structure, and theme ("Let it roll, baby, roll/All night long"), the song is elemental and hard driving.
01 Roadhouse blues 02 Waiting for the sun 03 You make me real 04 Peace frog 05 Blue sunday 06 Ship of fools 07 Land ho! 08 The spy 09 Queen of the highway 10 Indian summer 11 Maggie mgill 12 Talking blues (bonus track)
13 Roadhouse blues (bonus track) 14 Roadhouse blues (bonus track) 15 Carol (bonus track) 16 Roadhouse blues (bonus track) 17 Money beats soul (bonus track) 18 Roadhouse blues (bonus track) 19 Peace frog (bonus track) 20 The spy (bonus track) 21 Queen of the highway (bonus track)