Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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The Doors: Alive, She Cried [Elektra, 1983]
The concert and sound-check tapes they've unearthed for the revival are of some quality, with Robbie Krieger a white blues twister on "Little Red Rooster" and Jim Morrison an effective focus as long as he just sings. But when he emits his poetry or deigns to lay his narcissistic come-on on an imaginary teeny-bopper, it is to duck. If kids today feel cheated by history because they never experienced the fabled Jimbo charisma first hand, that's one more reason to be glad there are no new rock heroes. B-