The Doors

The Doors

A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years

Book - 2011
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A fan from the moment the Doors' first album took over KMPX, the revolutionary FM rock & roll station in San Francisco, Greil Marcus saw the band many times at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium and the Avalon Ballroom in 1967. Five years later it was all over. Forty years after the singer Jim Morrison was found dead in Paris and the group disbanded, one could drive from here to there, changing from one FM pop station to another, and be all but guaranteed to hear two, three, four Doors songs in an hour--every hour. Whatever the demands in the music, they remained unsatisfied, in the largest sense unfinished, and absolutely alive. There have been many books on the Doors. This is the first to bypass their myth, their mystique, and the death cult of both Jim Morrison and the era he was made to personify, and focus solely on the music. It is a story untold; all these years later, it is a new story.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781586489458
1586489453
Branch Call Number: 782.4216 Marcus 10/2011
Characteristics: 210 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.

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Morpheuss
Jun 10, 2014

It was a waste of time to read. Life, Death, Legend by Stephen Davies is much more worth the time, along with Light My Fire: My Life With The Doors by Ray Manzarek. This book has more to do with Greil Marcus than anything else. Who? Exactly.

rocknrollphilip Jan 24, 2012

Why is John not on the book's cover?

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