Robby Krieger Talks To People Magazine About #Doors50

Read the original article here. Even legends have to start somewhere. For the Doors — the psych rock pioneers who pushed the limits of minds and music with tracks like “Light My Fire,” “Love Me Two Times” and “L.A. Woman”— it can all be traced to the London Fog on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip. Just months after forming, the nascent group was offered a residency at the down-at-the-heels club in early 1966. Having played little more than the odd Read More …

The Doors Reflect On Earliest Concerts; Jim Morrison’s Genius

Read the article in full at Rolling Stone. “When I think about the beginning of the Doors, it feels like a strange, beautiful psychedelic dream that happened,” John Densmore says. “I guess it happened.” The drummer has been reassessing the band’s salad days because he recently contributed to a newly released, limited-edition box set, London Fog 1966, which contains the earliest known recordings of the Doors. It features a recording Read More …

Jim Morrison On Self Awareness

“I think that, more than writing music and as a singer, my greatest talent is that I had an instinctive knack of self-image propagation. I was very good at manipulating publicity with a few little phrases like ‘erotic politics’. Having grown up on television and mass magazines, I knew instinctively what people would latch on to. So I dropped those little jewels in here and there — seemingly very innocently Read More …

Jac Holzman Talks ‘The Doors’

DCM: Whose idea was the famous 1967 LA billboard? Jac: I saw a billboard and decided it was a good idea. Arthur Lee claims that I stole the idea from him which is not true. . .I had a feeling about the group. But here’s the story of the record release delay [The Doors]. When the record was finished and mastered, which was October 1966, I had told them that Read More …

The Doors and The Elektra Records Sound – Interview with Bruce Botnick

This interview, conducted by Matthew Greenwald back in 1997, first appeared in issue 14 of The Tracking Angle. As Rhino readies the new Doors LP box set (now set for April, 2008), we figured it was a good time to present it here-ed. MG: Can you give us some idea of what Sunset Sound was like in terms of the room and the equipment? BB: Well, we had one room, Read More …

Circus Article/Interview by Eric Van Lustbader

Flashback: Madison Square Garden’s Felt Forum. The house lights dimmed, the Doors were announced, and a peculiar tension built in the air; an excitement pulsed and moved from the shadowed corners, lacing the room with an emotional current. “Hullo,” said Jim. And the Doors began to play. “Five to one, baby, one in five,” he sang. Grabbing the mike in a whiplike motion, he began to stamp around the stage, Read More …

Circus Magazine – The Jim Morrison Interview with Sali Stevenson

Sitting, watching and waiting for a possible doom factor to happen with no way to halt it is a gut wrenching, nerve racking experience. Then the waiting was over, Jim Morrison faced Judge Murray Goodman in Miami. “You are a person graced with a talent, admired by many of your peers. Man tends to imitate that which he admires and those gifted with the ability to lead and influence other Read More …