Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Jan 9, 2012 22:58:48 GMT
Mini fanzine review from 2001/2002
The Doors on the Road’ by Greg Shaw
The amount of research that must have gone into this book is mind boggling. Featuring every Doors gig ever performed (and a few that weren’t) we get the best and the worst of the band on stage. Greg highlights the 7 most outstanding and the 7 most outrageous shows to give the reader a feel for the Jekyll and Hyde lottery that going to a Doors show really was. Great concert anecdotes and a lot of interesting background snippets bring long dead gigs to life ( but sadly not enough photo’s). Of course Greg has probably made a few errors in his research, the scale of the project beggars belief, but as a long awaited concert history of the world most enigmatic band this is an outstanding effort and we look forward to the author’s updates. Long Beach Arena, Boston Arena, the Philly Spectrum show and the Detroit Cobalt Hall all from 1970 are the shows we want to hear if ever the doyle’s from Elektra get the Bright Midnight project off the ground.
Scorpywag rating- 10+ essential for any serious Doors fan. AP
"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 Jan 11, 2012 7:09:31 GMT
It is indeed....THE Doors book I have gotten the most use out of....I keep it next to my computer for constant reference...pity he has not updated it as he said he would like to have done.
## The Greg Shaw who died was the rock critic from the 60s who wrote a couple of Doors articles He started Mojo Navigator which was a fanzine....one of his Doors articles is here in the article section. He also worked for Creem and was credited in some quarters for coining the term 'punk'. Different to our Greg who to quote Rick Derringer/Johnny Winter is I do believe 'still alive and well'.