L.A. Woman was the sixth and final studio album from The Doors -- excluding two lesser-known albums the three remaining members recorded following Jim Morrison's death, which was just less than three months after L.A. Woman's release. On this one, engineer Bruce Botnick was recruited to co-produce with them, and it was recorded in a back-to-basics fashion in "The Doors Workshop", the band's office and rehearsal space (formerly an antique shop.) Morrison's vocals were recorded in the bathroom to get a fuller sound. Musically, it's their strongest blues focus, and features what might be Ray Manzarek's strongest work as the innovative keyboardist he was, on "Riders On the Storm." Remembering Manzarek, who died last Monday at age 74, on WNCW.
Monday Night May 27th at 8pm: THE DOORS - L.A. Woman
By Martin Anderson • May 25, 2013