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The Doors – L.A. Woman: 40th Anniversary Edition (1971; 2012 reissue)

If people thought the Beatles and the Rolling Stones were radical, they were probably stunned to the core by the Doors.

New Music Monday: Dion, First Aid Kit, Beach Boys (together again already?)

Here’s a run down — with a few of our thoughts — on some notable music projects, both new and reissue, slated for release for the week of Jan. 23, 2012.

Paul McCartney says: 'I didn’t expect to be singing and playing at the level I am now'

Paul McCartney met with the world media this week to talk about his new album Kisses On The Bottom. Here are some highlights from that webstream

The Wee Trio – Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective (2012)

A finely judged treatment of David Bowie’s music, done without hewing too closely to the old sides — and without fear of going too deep into his catalog for material.

Shows I'll Never Forget: Adrian Belew Power Trio, Feb. 28, 2008

In Phoenix: Going to the show, I had no idea who was opening for Adrian Belew at the Rhythm Room. I only heard the guy at the door pronouncing the guy’s name to someone in front of us: “Like ‘banana’ with a Z … and an O.”

The Doors – Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story Of L.A. Woman DVD (2012)

Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Story Of L.A. Woman is a new, 100-minute DVD documentary from Eagle Rock that chronicles the creation of what turned out to be the Doors final album with iconic lead singer Jim Morrison

The Friday Morning Listen: Bruce Springsteen, "We Take Care Of Our Own" (2012)

Well, what a couple of crazy days it’s been. First we get the surprise (but long overdue) announcement of the new Springsteen single and album, then the actual release of the song, and then the expected frothing of the dogs of disappointment.

Something Else! Featured Artist: The Rolling Stones

A 50th anniversary tour hasn’t even been confirmed, but already a group billed as the Rolling Stones Liberation Front raised a ruckus about the setlist, backup singers, opening act and Keef’s crazy-ass skull ring. OK, we made one of those up.

On Second Thought: Heatwave – Central Heating (1977)

I was unexpectedly taken back today to an album I hadn’t heard in over three decades: Central Heating by the funk-disco band Heatwave.

Something Else! sneak peek: Paul McCartney – Kisses on the Bottom (2012)

Before the Beatles, before he put on that first Little Richard record and saw a whole new world open up before him, Paul McCartney listened to this kind of music.