Monday, January 23, 2012

MANZAREK: STOP WITH DIRTY STORIES ON JIM MORRISON

Jim Morrison
The Doors would likely have taken a theatrical turn – and perhaps focused on film work – had Jim Morrison survived, keyboardist Ray Manzarek has revealed.

In an interview with M – Music and Musicians, Manzarek said, “My guess is we would have done more theater venues, playing smaller places for a week at a time, preparing the theater with laser lights and speakers under the seats so that we could swirl the sound throughout the auditorium. We would probably have done theatrical presentations that included dancers and actors with recitations. We would have combined film and music. We all had big ambitions. I wanted to make movies starring the band.”

Manzarek also lamented the fact that the public has a skewed perception of Morrison. “People don’t want to hear about how smart he was, how he was a real poet,” Manzarek said. “They just want dirty stories.”

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