Post by lawless on Jun 10, 2006 17:30:23 GMT
Ginsberg was an important influence on Jim.
Ginsberg's 'Howl' poem came out in the mid-fifities;
however, I believe that it was Ginsberg's later work, from about 1965, that gave Jim the idea to go into rock music.
Here is an example of a Ginsberg poem from 1965;
The Olympics have descended into red velvet basement theaters of Centrum
long long hair over skeleton boys
thin black ties, pale handsome cheeks - and screams and screams,
Orchestra mob ecstasy rising from this new generation of buttocks and eyes and tender nipples
Because the body moves again, the body dances again, the body sings again
the body screams new-born after
War, infants cursed with secret cold
jail deaths of the Fifties - Now girls with new breasts and striplings
wearing soft golden puberty hair -
1000 voices scream five minutes long
clapping thousand handed in great ancient measure
saluting the Meat God of XX Century
that moves thru the theater like the
secret rhythm of the belly in
Kalki! Apocalypse Christ! Maitreya! grim
tired into the saxophone,
The Earth is Saved! Next number!
SHE'S A WOMAN
Electric guitar red bells!
and Ganymede emerges stomping his feet for Joy on the stage
and bows to the ground, and weeping, GIVES.
Oh the power of the God on his throne constantly surrounded by white drums
right hand Sceptered beating brass cymbals!
Post by jym on Aug 4, 2006 0:38:56 GMT
Exactly! Everyone should read Howl! to see an exact idea of Morrison's probably most direct influence. Morrison's idea of "ticking off possibilities" is most dirctly seen in Howl!