Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Jan 22, 2011 10:50:01 GMT
The actor Dennis Hopper who died last year summed up his career with this honest but rather sad assessment:
“In my mind, I was an artist and writer. The reality was that I was just a drunk and a drug addict. It wasn’t helping me create. In fact, it hindered me. It stopped me from getting jobs. I dealt with the rejection by taking more drink and drugs.”
Considering the problems The Doors had throughout their career especially the latter part of it do you think this can be applied to our band in general and and their lead singer in particular. Did the excess impede the artistic output of The Doors? Was Jim Morrison just under the illusion that he was in any way a potentially great writer?
The 60s saw many a great acts/artists sucumb to the excess of the time many like The Doors we revere. But are we right to do so? As with Hopper the Doors career ended with a sad whimper rather than on any high note two years on from the death of their focal point.
So there you go The Doors: Legends or something less? Jim Morrison: Artist or Fool?
Is it time to give a 21st century reassessment of that great acid rock bands contribution to the arts? And what would that reassessment entail?
So in that timeless fashion....what do you think?
This thread covers two seperate areas so I have put it in both Jim and The Doors forums for discussion seperately so discuss The Doors HERE and Jim via the link below.