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Artists Line Up for ‘A Psych Tribute to the Doors’

A Psych Tribute to the Doors
Cleopatra Records

The Doors have already been the subject of multiple tribute albums, but the folks at Cleopatra Records have put together a new one that promises to see “the original riders on the psychedelic storm get their own minds blown by the leaders of the new psych rock movement.”

‘A Psych Tribute to the Doors,’ due March 4, rounds up “several leaders of psych rock’s next wave of sonic visionaries” to offer new renditions of classic tracks from the band’s catalog, including the Black Angels, whose version of ‘Soul Kitchen’ can already be heard at the album’s iTunes pre-order page.

“From the very beginning of our band to recording in the hallowed halls of Sunset Sound, where the Doors recorded all of their classic albums, we would listen to the mystical sounds of the Doors for magic,” enthused the members of Dead Meadow in a press release. “The escapism and dark tunes were a huge influence…It was an honor to be able to reinterpret them.”

Added Elephant Stone, “When asked to be involved with this tribute I knew I did not want to just play a Doors tune; I wanted to reinvent it…So, we reconstructed ‘L.A. Woman’ as a drone-y psyche tune that maintained the West Coast vibe but with an added dash of Madchester, a sprinkling of ‘Live at Pompeii’ and swirl of backwards sitar. Mojo rising indeed.”

‘A Psych Tribute to the Doors’ Track Listing

Elephant Stone, ‘L.A. Woman’
The Black Angels, ‘Soul Kitchen’
Psychic Ills, ‘Love Me Two Times’
Dark Horses, ‘Hello, I Love You’
Camera, ‘People Are Strange’
Dead Meadow, ‘The Crystal Ship’
Sons of Hippies, ‘The Soft Parade’
Dead Skeletons, ‘Riders on the Storm’
Wall of Death, ‘Light My Fire’
Clinic, ‘Touch Me’
VietNam, ‘Roadhouse Blues’
Geri X, ‘Love Her Madly’
The Raveonettes – The End

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