Monday, June 12, 2017

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Young Morrison was easy on the eyes for everyone. I love the way he doesn't open his eyes until he sings "Break on through"... and of course he was lip-synching.

50 years on and the lyrics for this one hold up quite well. Morrison wrote the lyrics -- pretty good metaphor in my opinion. They say that he had a stash of "high school notebooks" which he mined for lyrics until he had exhausted them.
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added: In the comments, Sixty writes:
Sixty Grit said...
This may sound blasphemous coming from me, as I really, really hate Oliver Stone, but his movie "The Doors", especially the concert scene, really captured, for me, the '60s experience. Great ambiance, hostile crowd, f'd up performers, the works. Total flashback, man...
June 12, 2017 at 7:33 PM
Here's the scene. Rewatching it, I'm reminded of how painfully shy Morrison was (which may explain the medication). Also, the turning around on stage perfectly mirrors/foreshadows the eye-opening aspect I wrote about above.
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Or perhaps Sixty meant this scene:

6 comments:

Sixty Grit said...

But he will always have Paris.

Methadras said...

The doors were for me, the quintessential 60's band. No one came close to them in my opinion. Ray Manserick's keyboard more or less defined their sound and cemented that sound to a whole generation and era. To me, the 60's era is synonymous with The Doors.

Sixty Grit said...

This may sound blasphemous coming from me, as I really, really hate Oliver Stone, but his movie "The Doors", especially the concert scene, really captured, for me, the '60s experience. Great ambiance, hostile crowd, f'd up performers, the works. Total flashback, man...

Some Seppo said...

My problem with Stone's movie was just what you described, Sixty. Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, but really nothing about the Doors as writers and performers, much leas as people. I enjoyed it but learned nothing about Jim and the boys.

chickelit said...

@Methadras: Same here!

chickelit said...

Morrison appears to have a cordless microphone in that melee sequence. I don't think they had them in '68. The first cordless mic I recall seeing was Peter Gabriel ca. 1980.