Three horrible albums that served as a crushing blow to a band's career

These three bands could have finished better.
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The Doors - Full Circle

If you do not know the full history of the Doors and I were to ask you if you would be interested in an album by the band that did not include Jim Morrison, would you be? After Morrison passed away in 1971, the rest of the band continued to put out albums. This was not truly a money grab, though, because the band did have some excellent musicians such as Ray Manzarek and John Densmore. But without Morrison, any charisma or style the group had was gone.

The main problem with Full Circle, however, is the overall collection of tracks is not good and the recording sounds bad. Part of this was that Bruce Botnick, who had engineered all of the band's album, said "no thanks" to Full Circle so the sound one had come to expect from the Doors was different and far less satisfying.

Lyrically, the album was atrocious. "Good Rockin'" is one of the better-known tracks on the record but even the title of the song sounds desperate. Without Morrison, the group had lost its ability to be poetic. The musicians could perform any kind of music easily, especially combining jazz and rock, but without Morrison's iconic voice and words, what one is left with is something akin to a bad movie soundtrack.

The record still charted at number 68 on Billboard's album charts, but that was due to the name of the band only. There are some who might love this album because they have to love everything Doors. But this isn't a real Doors record without Morrison.

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