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  • An American Prayer [Elektra, 1978] C

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An American Prayer [Elektra, 1978]
Subtitle: "Music by the Doors." Auxiliary subtitle: "Poems, Lyrics and Stories by James Douglas Morrison." Like every Morrison exploitation, this one is done with love--the Doors play like they've never been away. What it exploits, however, is a bad poet who got a chance to jack off with both hands when he didn't have to carry a tune. If you think lines like "Large buxom obese queens" or "We need great golden copulations" or "To propagate our lust for life" or "Death and my cock are the world" read bad, you should hear him recite them. C