Our next Album of the Month Club on Thursday, the 29th February will feature The Doors L.A. Woman. Recorded amidst internal tensions and Jim Morrison’s personal struggles, the album seamlessly blended blues, rock, and psychedelia. The title track, a sprawling masterpiece, showcased Morrison’s poetic prowess and the band’s musical versatility.
The Doors’ L.A. Woman album, released in 1971, marked a pivotal moment in the band’s career. The album’s raw sound and improvisational approach reflected a return to their roots. Despite Morrison’s untimely death shortly after its release, L.A. Woman remains a timeless classic. Its cultural impact lies in its influence on subsequent generations of musicians, and its legacy endures as a testament to The Doors’ ability to transcend musical boundaries and capture the essence of their tumultuous era.
In advance of the meeting, Colleen will send out a ‘Musical Lead-Up Playlist’ of 10 songs – music that will set the tone for the deep album listening featuring The Doors’ inspirations and other bands in their milieu at that time.
At the meeting, itself, Colleen tells the story behind the album for about 20 minutes and then we listen to the album in its entirety without interruption following our listening guidelines – phones off and no talking. To be clear, its up to you to source whichever copy of the album you can get your hands on – streaming online, CD, vinyl – whatever it is. We don’t broadcast the album over Zoom as you won’t have a great listening experience.
After the album finishes we reconvene and have a discussion about the album and our listening experience.
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We hope you can join us and thanks for listening!