Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Jan 8, 2012 15:41:28 GMT
Jim Morrison and The Doors by Mike Jahn
Excellent and very rare book from 1969 which uses the backdrop of The March ‘68 gig at News York’s newly opened Fillmore East to tell The story of LA’s newest superstars The Doors.The chapters alternate between the gig and background of the band as seen through the eyes of some of the top rock writers of the time and the band themselves. Mike brings the atmosphere of a Doors concert to life brilliantly and as the tension rises towards the climactic ‘Light my Fire’ relates the story from his observers point of view as to how Jim becoming bored during the solo sections finds a flower lying on the stage. As the rest of the band are lost in their deliberations Jim impishly taunts Robby Krieger with the flower but as Robby is too engrossed in his solo to take any notice Morrison stalks moodily off in search of new prey. John Densmore concentrating on his drumming finds himself now confronted by a leather clad madman holding a yellow flower in his face and he is far from pleased. Shaking his head ‘no’ he takes a shot at his tormentors fingers, narrowly missing. Morrison retreats before returning to poke the flower once more, John smashes it to bits with his drumsticks as the solo section comes to a close. Morrison wraps it round a cymbal and calm as you like returns to his territory, centre stage, just in time for “the time to hesitate is through”. What a band!