by The Doors
Released: Oct 1971
The Doors' decision to soldier on after their rock-and-roll shaman Jim Morrison advanced to the fourth dimension was both courageous and insane. Not well received when released in 1971, Other Voices has aged modestly well. Vocal duties -- split up among Manzarek, Densmore and Krieger -- are fulfilled to varying degrees of success. Musically, the trio is still in L.A. Woman mode; they're funky, groovy and pretty much on the money. "Variety is the Spice of Life" is quality pub rock reminiscent of Eggs Over Easy and Brinsley Schwarz. "Tightrope Ride," pure biker-rock, is another keeper.