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 …

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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 …

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Interview with Jim Morrison

Published in ROLLING STONE By Ben Fing Do you still consider yourself the “Lizard King?” That was two years ago, and even then it was kind of ironic. I meant it ironically…half tongue-in-cheek. It was an easy thing to pick up on. I just thought everyone knew it was ironic, but apparently they thought I was mad. Do you think you’d be classified among the people who signify what some Read More …

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A Coexistent Conversation With The Doors – Circus Magazine

Editor’s Note:  CIRCUS knows that long interviews broken up into many  parts can be a drag, but we cant think of any other way to present Tony Glover’s two-hour rap with Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore, and their road manager, Bill Siddons.  Space just wont permit us to run it all at once.  Please bear with us.  This is Part Three of a five-part interview. Writing introductions Read More …

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At The Bowl

Published in the Los Angeles Free Press Written by HARVEY PERR The Doors concert at the Hollywood Bowl could have (and should have) been great theatre. There was Jim Morrison, moving with animal grace, exuding his own peculiar sexuality, obviously in a good mood and ready to give his audience everything they wanted and possibly more. Morrison represents a specific kind of dramatic experience: one in which a shrewd and Read More …

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Doors Interview with Emmett Lake

Lake: What do you think of the scene in San Francisco as compared to LA? John: It’s a great audience to play to…and there’s so many kids there, just open… Robby: Although the crowd there is getting a little spoiled. Like every week they have either the Yardbirds, or the Who, or some great group. At least one great group every week. You know, like they get…you know, like, most Read More …

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DOORS INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION

Lake: What do you think of the scene in San Francisco as compared to LA? John: It’s a great audience to play to…and there’s so many kids there, just open… Robby: Although the crowd there is getting a little spoiled. Like every week they have either the Yardbirds, or the Who, or some great group. At least one great group every week. You know, like they get…you know, like, most Read More …

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