i saw jampol's facebook page yesterday and he claimed to be the manager from the morisson estate? is he becoming a bit rayish?
Regardless of the fact he is an liar he is a very clever and devious man and has a talent for making money out of dead people so perhaps the Morrison and Courson clans have put him in charge.
God help Doors fans as he has not done that great a service for Doors fans but makes plenty of cash for the three ex Doors.
His idea is not to release anything new that often but rebrand and re-market the same old stuff.
So good ideas like BMR are shelved in favour of another LA Woman release with the stuff that should have been there on the cube or Doors 40th anniversary 2007 mixes.
He milks the new intake the same as he milked the old guard. WYS a perfect example of how to sell the band to a new audience.
Stupid people in the Doors world are like buses. You don't see them for a while then a whole load come along at once. There is a sucker born every minute they say and guys like Jeff and Ray are very adept at taking advantage of them.
the fun thing is that i don't like do download music coz the artists already have a hard time making money or finding recordcompanies who will produce their album, but the doors is worth downloading a thousand times, each time i do it i take a few pence out of rays pocket
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Jun 8, 2011 10:02:17 GMT
So true Giz. I had been a very good customer and contributed thousands to their coffers in the last 40 years as well as an incalcuable amount of free publicity and bringing hundreds of folks into The Doors fold. Not anymore. These people will not profit from me again as far as $£ are concerned. EVER!
You will see the sort of shit this bloke talks about the brand instead of the band. It's like the football clubs here being taken over by Americans who have no background in the sport but are attracted by the global brand. To the fans its part of their lives supporting a football club. I don't support my local club and never did. I was a Liverpool supporter from 1965 but I had the upbringing of kicking a football about and eating breathing talking football when I was a kid. In exactly the same way as I was brought up with the bands I liked. I can talk about 100s of bands with a passion born of 30/40 years of listening to them. To me they are not brands but living breathing entities that I grew up with. Wishbone Ash or Barclay James Harvest are not brand names to me and neither is The Doors.
Jampol is simply the bad side of rock opportunism.
Rock has nearly always sold itself short as a genre because greedy get rich quick people were generally at the helm. Now that does not always apply and to complicate it even more some of the greedy get rich quick crowd were big lovers of the music.
Tony Stratton Smith who was the brains behind The Famous Charisma Label was always a kind of cockney wide boy and did exploit his acts but they loved him because he was a man who loved his artists and the music they made. But even Tony would never have said that his bands, which included Genesis, Van Der Graff and Lindisfarne who were three of the biggest names on the concert circuit in the early 70s, were brand names.
Only a lunatic could think an iconic sporting team or an art form is the same as a washing up liquid. But sadly that's the way people like Jeff Jampol think. It's exploitation of the market and it works very well but it does untold damage which is hard to quantify. In the case of The Doors we do have something as we can relate the vibrant Internet scene before Jeff and after Jeff and we can see that before there was a huge Internet scene and now there is very little.
Of course it is not correct to blame all this on Jampol but much of it is down to his involvement in the Doors which borders on control freakery.
How best to keep a bands legacy in the public eye will invoke many different responses. Obviously the back catalogue does have a role to play as does 'newer' archive material. But The Doors have created a world of strife with fan fighting against fan and a lot of animosity between factions. This has led to a tighter control on opinion but has as a result seen a lot of fans desert the Internet and the reduction in active Doors fan based websites go from hundreds to perhaps a couple of dozen.
The best asset a classic rock band possesses has to be it's fan-base. This fan-base spreads the word better than any multi million dollar ad campaign promoting the band as a brand.
Word of mouth has worked throughout the whole History of the rock genre and still does today with the advent of networking sites and mobile phones.
The Doors have never really recognised the vital importance of such a loyal fan-base and have done their level best to alienate it and even destroy it. To me this is beyond insane but read Jeff Jampol's words and relate them to his actions and the only conclusion one can come to is that the man is a total arce
Post by glasstecwindows on Dec 18, 2018 7:59:42 GMT
The Doors' previous projects "have never been cheesy or have never offended me because it's always for the fans," Rollins says. "It's never some awful T-shirt or something disgusting like an Elvis thing.