A Psych Tribute to the DoorsÂ is a tribute album dedicated to the band The Doors.
It opens with a psychedelic, sitar-infused cover of â€œL.A. Womanâ€ by Elephant Stone. The best part of this song is the unique build-up when they croon the phrase “Mr. Mojo Risin’.” â€œLove Me Two Timesâ€ by Psychic Ills stays true to the original song for the most part, with the exception of the vocals being more breezy and laid-back than Jim Morrisonâ€™s.
Dark Horses covers â€œHello, I Love You,” a definite departure from the original, as it is more trippy and psychedelic, almost resembling the beat from â€œTomorrow Never Knowsâ€ by the Beatles. Camera contributes an instrumental version of â€œPeople Are Strange,â€ while Wall of Death makes â€œLight My Fireâ€ into even more of a dirge (with a surprising build-up mid-song). The last track is a beautiful cover of â€œThe Endâ€ by the Raveonettes.
Other artists featured are the Black Angels, Dead Meadow, Sons of Hippies, Dead Skeletons, Clinic and Vietnam, and Geri-X.
I was skeptical at first upon hearing this album because, letâ€™s face it, no one can compete with the original sound of the Doors. However I was pleasantly surprised to find that each track produced a fresh and unique sound while still remaining true to the vision of the original songs.