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Originally posted by wigit
Sorry to Jim Morrison fans but although I like two or three of The Doors' songs (very much) I think Jim was just a bit of a poseur.
I think he saw just how naturally super cool Eric Burdon and The Animals were and he fancied a bit of that, just like probably every other 60s kid.
What books did he write that were genius? A couple of really good songs don't count. Sorry.
Originally posted by Erongaricuaro
Originally posted by okyouwin
I, like you, think he was primarily a poet. A great poet? I don't know.
"Come on baby, light my fire".
Light My Fire was written by Doors guitarist Robbie Kreiger, his first attempt at song writing - and look what he came up with!
It was to be the band's policy to credit the Doors, the whole band, for all original songs they recorded even though Morrison was the primary lyricist. It was Light My Fire that caused them to reverse that policy. Jim did not want to sing the line, "You know we couldn't get much higher" as it seemed to go against his personal anti-drug policy at that time, according to band keyboardist Ray Manzarek.
Morrison wanted to alter that line but Robbie insisted it remain as is, and as such Jim did not want to be associated with composing the song, though he agreed to perform it that way, so their own crediting policy changed over it. Later when they were to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show they were asked to change that line when they performed it but Morrison emphasized it instead, apparently reasoning that if he had to tolerate it as is then the rest of the world could as well.
edit on 2-10-2012 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by surya13
reply to post by Jay-morris
Fascinating that you make a comparison between Jim Morrison and Leonard Cohen. For my part, I mostly listened Leonard Cohen (from Quebec) in my youth and many others.
However, I can not say that Jim Morrison and Leonard Cohen have the same voice but perhaps in a similar way to sing ... who picked us up in the guts.
Two great poets who express themselves in their own way ...
Personally, I would say that the singer Jim Morrison of The Doors died ... but the poet himself is truly dead? I do not think ...
Morrison and Cohen expressed in their songs, a poetry that express beyond time ...
Morrison was mainly influenced by the poems of Rimbaud, Jack Kerouac, at that time, and now I tend to believe he could continue the "traces" of his idols of poetry ...
We all have our own vision…
PS Sorry for the poor translation because english is not my main language ...
Originally posted by openyourmind1262
I think Jim Morrison is alive and well. Living and working at a Krispy Kreme in Gary Indiana. His 1st shift supervisor is Michael Jackson, His fellow doughnut maker is Whitney Houston and the whole shebang is owned by Elvis . He's dead. And IMHO was'nt that much of a talent. Just like Jimmy Hendricks and a whole bunch more from that era. They simply knew that stage antics and bad publicity put arse's in the seats and sold albums.
Sorry if I disrupted your thread about a 2nd rate musician that died over 30 years ago. MY bad.