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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Other Voices Shoulda Stayed Silent

Posted by on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 2:19 PM

A must to avoid album.
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  • A must to avoid album.

I am, admittedly, NOT A FAN OF THE DOORS. Even with all the group's weirdo psychedelic posturing, they never clicked with me. Of course, for the last FORTY years I've only ever heard them as a Top 40/classic rock radio band... in leather pants. However, there are some LP tracks I dig. It also could be their enforced pop cultural importance which never seemed deserving; for all their press/play they've always seemed a bit too... precious to be for real heavies. That said, I still fucking bristle whenever I happen upon a copy of the Doors album, Other Voices. See, after front man Jim Morrison's death the "other" members of the group continued on as a band still known as "the Doors." WEAK. I can only imagine they were betting on the name carrying them though. It didn't. Seriously, this record is fucking terrible.

I've never understood how some bands, which are so bound by a specific energy created by the individuals as acting as ONE, can continue on when it is obvious that energy has disappeared after a member leaves, or, in fact, actually DIES! Hello, Guns & Roses...also looking at you, The Who!? Oh yeah, almost forgot, Full Circle, the LP the Doors recorded AFTER Other Voices, is even WORSE! Fair warning.


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Posted by tired and true on September 12, 2012 at 3:13 PM · Report this
Estey 2
Larry "Wild Man" Fischer should have taken over the trio. That would have been awesome.
Posted by Estey on September 13, 2012 at 12:05 PM · Report this
rjbatty 3
If you didn't like The Doors before Morrison's demise, well, piss on you. If you found the later LPs to be lacking, we all did, moron, but, nevertheless, if you subtract the vocals, some of the cuts had very appealing mystic-like tones. Try taking those dead tuna fish out of your ears... you might hear something you would like.
Posted by rjbatty on November 15, 2012 at 2:18 AM · Report this

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