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4.0 out of 5 stars A Rousing Success, December 17, 2000
This review is from: Stoned Immaculate: Music of the Doors (Audio CD)
Let me start by saying I'm 18 years old so I can't claim to possess the amazing Doors experience that some of the older fans received by actually seeing them in person. All I have is the albums (and the bootlegs wink, wink), and along with Zeppelin and Aerosmith I consider them the Holy Trinity of Rock N Roll. Encomium is the tribute cd by which all others should be measured, so how does this hold up? Pretty darn well I must say! Several good points were raised regarding some of the weaker points on the album, which is why I didnt give it a five. I'm not too familiar with Train, but wow, they just butchered "Light My Fire". I happened to like the Smashmouth version of "Peace Frog." It seemed to be just the right merging of pop music and that Morrison vibe we all love. Yeah, some of the sampled stuff is a bit unnecessary, but look at the high points: STP's cover of "Break on Through" is a sonic assault that currently has me questioning which lead singer I like singing it better, the highest compliment to a cover I can give. Creed's arrangement of "Rider's on the Storm" transforms a mellow song into a rising crescendo much in the vein of "Stairway to Heaven." Outstanding stuff! Other highlights include Aerosmith's raw "Love Me Two Times," the hard-hitting "Wild Child" performed by Ian Astbury of the Cult, and Bo Diddly turning in a funked out intepretation of "Love Her Madly." As it states within the liner notes, this is an influences album, and any fan of The Doors should buy this just to see how omnipresent Jim and the gang truly are in today's music scene.
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