The Soft Parade
The addition of Paul Harris’s string and brass arrangements brought accusations that
The Doors had sold out, but many love this album the most, probably because of the invigorating rumble of Shaman’s Blues and the effortless Touch
Me, featuring Curtis Amy’s swooping tenor sax solo. The latter was originally called Hit
Me, in reference to blackjack, but paranoia prompted Morrison’s lyric change. The notion that he could be a poet as well as a singer prompted him to cite TS Eliot, Nietzsche and the LA hipsters with their ‘Peppermint miniskirts… chocolate candy’ in the title track.
This is fresh-air Doors.