Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Aug 11, 2011 9:02:24 GMT
"Jim was a very impatient guy. He would get bored. He would get drunk and blow the whole session."
Once again we only hear the voice of the living as the dead don't have opinions. Jim must have been very patient to be able to sit in places like Room #32 and work on his poetry so the question has to be asked why did Morrison get drunk? He did not blow the sessions on the first two albums although there were times when he failed to turn up for his vocal parts such as when Ray had to cover for WTMO. But his drunkenness and studio disruption all seems to stem from the loss of COTL and the WFTS sessions and TSP sessions. These sessions had two important factors that would make Morrison ambivalent towards them. First his poetry ideas were rejected by the band and production team as unworkable and second the insane obsession Paul Rothchild had to record the perfect album. These factors alone without the addition of the band selling out Morrison to Buick are enough to say 'hold on a minute there fellas but there is another side to this story'. But of course that side is never talked about and the blame heaped upon Morrison. It is a fact that Jim did some silly things and could be a pain in the ass when he felt in the mood to be. But it's not all black and white with clearly defined heroes and villains. The Doors and the record company and the production team played a part too in all of this but they have the advantage over the dead guy as they got past 1971 and could tell their tale.
"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!"