Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Dec 5, 2011 12:22:30 GMT
This John Lee Hooker blues standard was a staple of Doors sets from their earliest 1966 club days.
Eventually making it's way onto the last Doors album LA Woman it is a fine example of The Doors at their buesy best.
It is also one of the very few examples of video footage of the band at work having been filmed by Australian TV company GTK for one of their music programmes in 1970.
It shows the band, most likely, rehearsing as Ray is playing the piano bass and Jerry Scheff and Marc Benno are absent. Morrison is seen singing with two microphones taped together, Krieger has his trademark Gibson SG and Densmore is playing what looks like his famous Mod Orange Ludwig kit.
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Dec 8, 2011 10:11:07 GMT
'The John Lee Hooker classic. Jim loved the blues, as we all did, and would have been happy to be a bar singer in a New Orleans crawfish, oyster and gumbo blues bar back in the mid fifties.' Ray Manzarek
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Feb 13, 2012 11:34:11 GMT
This explains why there are no out takes of the number other than the Australian TV version which is obviously a rehearsal or run through. Though seems to indicate that this was an unplanned part of LA Woman. Which is rather odd to me!
Bruce Botnick: We only did one take. In the middle of the sessions, [Morrison] had to have a blues day, so he just started riffing. And I thought to hit the record button. He was just riffing, train of thought, nothing planned. He was very good at that.
"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!"