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I'm joined by Melbourne broadcaster and rock-guru Billy Pinnell for a discussion about The Doors' final album with Jim Morrison. Heavy on blues. No Oedipus allusions here. Was Paul Rothschild right to say Riders on the Storm was cocktail music? Is there too much focus on Morrison and not enough on Kreiger, Densmore and Manzarek? Was Morrison saying farewell to the Doors in song through this album?

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Maurice and Geoff Smith discuss Steve Earle's great album of 1997. It's a compendium of all that Earle holds dear - politics, justice, love, Woody Guthrie and Townes Van Zandt, bluegrass and RAWWWKKKK. The third part of the great trinity of albums released after a stint in jail, and with Earle desperately trying to stay off the substances. Where does this album stand in the line of other Earle releases? Any opinions or different Earle preferences? Send feedback to rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au. We'd love to hear from you.

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