Thursday, December 02, 2004

The Monk! Bought! Lunch!

The Doors - The Soft Parade

Widely regarded as The Doors' shittest album, The Soft Parade merges country and brass band elements with their trademark psychedelia. The results failed to please most of their fans, but it was only ten bucks so I thought what the hell.

While it's definitely not their best work, I kind of like it. There is some pretty dull stuff on this album, but I've always liked the big single Touch Me, and the upbeat opener Tell All the People is pretty memorable and catchy. The only genuine stinker is Runnin' Blue, a sort of minimalist folk song. Other good tracks are Wishful Sinful, and of course The Soft Parade, eight minutes of schizophrenic psychedelia, which shows off Jim Morrison's manic, trippy side more than any other of their songs.

If all else fails, we can whip the horses eyes!

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