Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on May 3, 2011 13:31:26 GMT
A song that has achieved legendary proportions and pretty much nobody in the Doors world has heard it. Supposedly a ditty Jim Morrison put together during the LA Woman session as a little goodbye bit of fun. Basically Queen Of The Magazines from the Rock Is dead session in 1969. We will have to wait to see if it ever emerges on the new LA Woman set as there are conflicting stories about it's fate ranging from Robby's dog ate it to it got recorded over from Ray's son. What the truth actually is we can only wonder like so much in our Doors world.
Queen Of The Magazines
All right, all right, all right. All right, come on. Baby love me. Baby, she can't care. Baby love me. Baby, she cannot care.
Well I wanna tell ya. She was seventeen. She was perfect. Queen of the magazines.
She doesn't care, What she did. She didn't give a damn, What she did. She was my woman, seventeen.
She was the queen of the magazines, oh right.
I don't know what to tell ya. She was so good. Used to feel, Like I thought she would.
The Doors - Rock and Roll Woman / Queen of the Magazines From the Rock Is Dead" Studio Session - February 25th, 1969
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on May 3, 2011 13:45:08 GMT
From a 1997 online chat with Ray Manzarek.
Holy Sha asks "Why didn't you include the tunes paris Blues, studio version of celebration of The Lizard, or 66' Indian Summer?"
Ray Manzarek says "Indian Summer has already been released on Morrison Hotel. Celebration of the Lizard, studio, we can't find it. And Paris Blues we're gonna use it some other time."
TheChangeling asks "Ray what happened to Paris Blues?"
Ray Manzarek says "Paris BLues will be out some day; we're going to use it in another context. Paris Blues is an outtake from the L.A. Woman session and we had originally talked about including it in the box set, but we're saving it for another use. It's a blues song; it's not that special, but it's going to fit in with another concept. I have in mind. It's a funky blues"
Bruce Botnick, said this in June 2006
"Paris Blues" - the only known version of this song we have, as some of you know, is on a cassette tape that was originally in Ray Manzarek's possession. Somehow, over time, the cassette was inadvertently recorded over in parts, and we are attempting to repair/restore it, but it's going to take some time. There are a few other places in which we are rumored to possibly have a version of it, and we are combing the archives, but so far, no luck. Sorry. On the other hand, we know there are a few copies of the song out there, and again, we are trying to source them and talk to a few folks. The Doors, however, do not have a copy of the song, nor do we have the multi tracks;
Also compulsive liar and idiot Jeff Jampol said this in June 2006
We're gonna try and repair "Paris Blues" and include it [in the Perception box set], after reading all your comments, and I have spoken to most of the band and they support this. I'll speak to the rest of the folks, and see if we can get it in on time. It MAY have to be a "hidden track" or on CD only, as it will not fit on the DVDs nor do we have multi tracks to mix it properly, so, stand by, and if we can McGyver this, you got it! But....PLEASE do not give us grief if it's not doable, though we'll try.
Obviously this never happened as listening to Jampol is a waste of time as he is a know nothing idiot.
"That's the trouble with reality!.... it's taken far too seriously! I do hope God is good to me and Santa Claus to the children! Celebrate...this parties over...I'm going home!"
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Nov 18, 2022 10:42:50 GMT
I wish I was a girl of sixteen Be the queen of the magazine I'll drive around in a great big car I'll have a chauffeur like a movie star And all night long you could hear me scream!
When you look all around, can you believe the shape she's in? When you look all around, can you believe the shape she's in? Look all around, can you believe the shape she's in?
Know where I'm goin' can't remember where I've been Know right where I'm goin' can't remember where I've been Goin' to the city of love, gonna start my life all over again
Once I was young now I'm gettin'old Once I was warm, now I feel cold Well, I'm goin' overseas, gonna grab me some of that gold
Bad Cowboy posted this here in 2005 and now we can actually hear it.
There is one line different to this so I wonder if there were several versions recorded.
I wish I was a girl of sixteen Be the queen of the magazine I'll drive around in a great big car I'd see the world as a great big dream And all night long you could hear me scream!
After decades of fuss about this it ended up not too bad.
Krieger said in a magazine interview earlier this year that it was recorded during The Soft Parade sessions which makes sense as it just another version of Queen Of The Magazines and does not actually mention Paris by name. Just 'the city of love' which is of course Paris If so this is hardly Jim's farewell to the US as many thought as the TSP sessions started in November 1968 and RID was February 1969. Even the official site is putting forward either TSP or LAW as obviously nobody knows where it came from.
So a nice bit of Doors History and well edited so we can't tell the bits that were recorded over. But it isn't what everybody thought it was.
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Dec 12, 2022 17:21:28 GMT
A 'generous' review by long time Doors nut Max Bell of the 2022 album Paris Blues. I heard it last night and thought it very dull.
Paris Blues was so hyped up over the decades it could never attain the heights Doors fans held it and is mildly interesting at best. The rest is very 2nd rate.
More of mild interest the two tracks from the Cinematique 16 Norman Mailer fundraiser made famous due to Jim & Robby doing a turn in very good sound quality. The rest just anything they could find they had not already milked fans with.