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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.

Customer Reviews

Morrison Hotel

This album is full of fantastic songs, the Doors wanted to get an album out that the fans would love after their disasterous "Soft Parade" album and tour.

Morrison Hotel accomplished that, plus so much more. It renergized the band for what should have been another decade. Sadly we weren't meant to get any Doors albums after LA Woman that featured Jim's iconic voice.

I reccomend this album, and when playing it make sure it's on a great sound system so you can blast it loud.


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.

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.


Formed: July, 1965 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s

The Doors, one of the most influential and controversial rock bands of the 1960s, were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by UCLA film students Ray Manzarek, keyboards, and Jim Morrison, vocals; with drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. The group never added a bass player, and their sound was dominated by Manzarek's electric organ work and Morrison's deep, sonorous voice, with which he sang and intoned his highly poetic lyrics. The group signed to Elektra Records in 1966 and released its...
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