The Doors, L.A. Woman (1971)
It wasn’t the first album by The Doors that I heard – but it was the first I heard on vinyl, the first I owned. I got my copy as part of a stack; those heady discovery days, finding things and just constantly interested. I liked The Doors. Then I hated them. Then I liked them again. But through it all – and love/hate has been the way – I have always been able to enjoy this album. It almost sits outside the band’s canon despite being the home for two of their biggest, defining hits. I just like the bluesy, late-night feel to it. This album was a bedsit classic for me. First year of uni. First year flatting. First couple of years after that. Then shelved for a while. Out every now and then – and a new favourite track most times I hear it. That’s a great album to have in your collection.
Sample Track Cars Hiss By My Window
The Vinyl Countdown is a document of every LP I listen to, brand new discoveries and old-old favourites; extremely pre-loved, previously abandoned or with the shrink-wrap having just been removed it’s all here at The Vinyl Countdown