The final Doors album featuring the band’s charismatic singer Jim Morrison (who died a mere three months after its April 1971 release), the rousing blues of L.A. Woman is a fitting and dignified way to bow out for the original quartet.
The album contains some of the band’s best known songs, and more importantly for this list, many of them are rousing anthems for the road. ‘Riders On The Storm is a renowned radio anthem, and the title track perfectly documents the seedy side of Los Angeles on a long cruise through the city.
Throw in the slow blues jam of ‘Cars Hiss By My Window’ and forceful rock of ‘The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat’) and you have yourselves a damn good road trip album.
Try also: The Doors The Doors (Elektra, 1967). Morrison Hotel (Elektra, 1970).