Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors

Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors

     
 
One of the best ways to make sure a tribute album stays on track is to let the honoree take part in the festivities -- something the surviving members of the Doors do on this interesting but flawed set. The disc's best moments emerge when Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger, and John Densmore (or some combination thereof) team with artists

Overview

One of the best ways to make sure a tribute album stays on track is to let the honoree take part in the festivities -- something the surviving members of the Doors do on this interesting but flawed set. The disc's best moments emerge when Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger, and John Densmore (or some combination thereof) team with artists established enough not to be awed by their presence. So when they hook up with the legendary Bo Diddley for a down-and-dirty "Love Her Madly" or a suitably sexed-up Aerosmith on "Love Me Two Times," the vibe is raucous and even a little bit dangerous. On the other hand, Creed singer Scott Stapp -- solo for "Touch Me" and supported by his bandmates on "Riders on the Storm" -- rises just a step or two above karaoke imitation. Similarly, Train, Oleander, and Marvelous 3 take virtually no chances on their rote versions of classics from the pen of Jim Morrison. The band's artier collaborators, however, manage to be quite provocative, particularly X's Exene Cervenkova, who takes on "House of the New Dead," and the late William Burroughs, whose unmistakable tones are woven into "Is Everybody In?" There's no sign of the piece that gave the album its title, but there are enough rarities to please the Morrison die-hards out there, including "The Cosmic Movie" and a version of "Roadhouse Blues" that stitches together performances by the Lizard King and seminal influence John Lee Hooker.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Essentially Elektra Records' tribute to a band that originally helped put them on the map, Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors was assembled by producer Ralph Sall, with a heavy concentration on mainstream-oriented alternative rock. While some tracks are the straight-up covers typical of tribute albums, die-hard Doors fans have greater reasons to pay attention. The surviving band members appear on several tracks -- sometimes as a backing unit, sometimes as individual guest collaborators -- with frequently vital-sounding results. Echoing the Fatboy Slim "Bird of Prey" single (coincidence that this was released around the same time?), producer Sall also incorporates sampled Morrison vocals, usually over atmospheric, electronic-tinged backing tracks; this tactic also produces beyond-the-grave Morrison duets with John Lee Hooker and William S. Burroughs. However -- perhaps logically -- it's the band performances that have the most life to them, especially those involving the Stone Temple Pilots and Ian Astbury. Even though Stoned Immaculate occasionally suffers from typical tribute-album unevenness, it's overall a fitting testament to the Doors' legacy.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2000
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0075596247528
catalogNumber:
62475

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lee Hooker   Vocals
Aerosmith   Track Performer
Exene Cervenka   Vocals,Track Performer
Cult   Track Performer
Doors   Track Performer
Joe Perry   Guitar
Bruce Fowler   Trombone
Rob Wasserman   Bass
Jim Morrison   Vocals
Ray Manzarek   Keyboards,Background Vocals
John Densmore   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Stone Temple Pilots   Track Performer
Gregg Arreguin   Rhythm Guitar
Ian Astbury   Vocals
Bo Diddley   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Scott Breadman   Percussion
Alexandra Brown   Background Vocals
William S. Burroughs   Vocals
Phil Chen   Bass
Dean DeLeo   Guitar
Robert DeLeo   Bass
Perry Farrell   Vocals
Walt Fowler   Trumpet
Bob Glaub   Bass
Robert Greenidge   Steel Drums
Larry Klimas   Saxophone
Eric Kretz   Drums
Greg Kurstin   Keyboards
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Danny Saber   Bass,Keyboards
Ralph Sall   Sampling,Loops
Jackie Simley   Background Vocals
Matt Sorum   Drums
Train   Track Performer
Steven Tyler   Harmonica,Vocals
Ron Wagner   Tabla
Scott Weiland   Vocals
Brad Whitford   Guitar
Monalisa Young   Background Vocals
Dale Alexander   Keyboards
Juke Logan   Harmonica
Don Bonebrake   Drums
Days of the New   Track Performer
Smash Mouth   Track Performer
Oleander   Track Performer
Clarence Wears   Brake Drums
Creed   Track Performer
Scott Underwood   Percussion,Drums
Doug Eldridge   Bass
Thomas Flowers   Guitar,Vocals
Ric Ivanisevich   Guitar
Fred Nelson   Drums
Travis Meeks   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Scott Stapp   Vocals
Charlie Colin   Bass
Kevin Coleman   Drums
Paul DeLisle   Bass
Rob Hotchkiss   Guitar
Jimmy Stafford   Guitar
Tom Hamilton   Bass
Steve Harwell   Vocals
Ray Rizzo   Drums
Joe Kramer   Drums
Bill Duffy   Guitar
Scott Phillips   Drums
Michael Klooster   Keyboards
Vincent Charles   Percussion
Robby Krieger   Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Richard Davis   Engineer
Jim Morrison   Composer
Ray Manzarek   Composer
John Densmore   Composer
Eddie Miller   Engineer
Ralph Sall   Arranger,Executive Producer,Concept,beats
Rick Griffin   Illustrations
Eddie Miller   Programming,Engineer
Robby Krieger   Composer

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