Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Jan 10, 2012 9:51:29 GMT
Break On Through: The Life & Death Of Jim Morrison by James Riordan & Jerry Prochnicky
Break On Through is a mammoth journey through the life and loves of our Jim describing sympathetically the highs and lows of his amazing life with The Doors. It is a comprehensive study of the man, his music and poetry. Lovingly written in incredible detail particularly the Phoenix Airline rap and the Miami concert and subsequent trial. The shamanistic side of Jim’s life is emphasised and described in great detail giving an overall impression of reverence and awe from these two writers. I loved the quote relating to the public indifference towards the Miami trial- “ Jim had been regarded so long on a mythic level that people could only relate to him that way”. In other words the public tended to believe that the whole trial was a fairy story. We are treated to yet another version of Jim’s last day in LA, courtesy of Tom Baker, to contradict those from Patricia Kennealy and Corky Courson. The book gives us graphic and unbearably painful accounts of his time in Paris although it offers nothing new to add to the million other ways he was supposed to have died. There is a very moving chapter concerning “An American Prayer” which just about finished me off after Paris and confirmed the respect and love which the authors obviously feel for Jim. This book is an extensive history not only of Jim but the group as a whole and includes an impressive chronological summery of their concerts plus an in depth track by track review of their seven original albums.
A must for Doors fans everywhere. Sue Jeffries from Walsall.
"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!"