Other Voices / Full Circle
These post-Jim contract-filling albums from 1971 and 1972 didn’t stink the place out but, despite the band’s prowess, lacked focus. The instrumental passages almost make you believe nothing has changed, but the elephant in the room lets out a loud trumpet as passable songs like Tightrope Rode and Hang On To Your Life drift past aimlessly.
Krieger, Densmore and Manzarek were prickly when asked: why? But one senses their dilemma. Still, thanks but no thanks. And the cover for Full Circle is unforgivable. Seldom has the phrase ‘turning in his grave’ seemed more applicable.
Move on, nothing to see here.