Prime Rocks: The Doors

9:35pm Monday, February 20 on Prime

Documentary

Mr Mojo Risin’: The Story Of L.A. Woman

By the end of the sixties, The Doors had found themselves at the forefront of a movement that consisted of a generation of discontents. Operating against a backdrop of the Vietnam War and of social unrest and change in the USA, the Doors were hip, dangerous and anti-establishment. Jim Morrison and the band were on the radar of ‘authority’ that seemed to be just waiting for transgressions upon which they could pounce. This was to come to fruition at an explosive gig in Miami that has subsequently passed into folklore. Pushing the audience and the police to their limits, Jim was eventually arrested on various charges including incitement and indecent exposure.

Unable to tour following the Miami incident, the Doors went into the studio to start recording what would be the last album to feature Jim Morrison: L.A. Woman. L.A.Woman reached number 9 on the Billboard Chart. The song “L.A.Woman”, the centrepiece to the album, is a masterpiece. There were two hit singles: “Love Her Madly” and “Riders On The Storm”. L.A.Woman is considered by many as one of The Doors’ finest achievements. Featuring exclusive interviews with band members Ray Manzarek, John Densmore and Robby Kreiger, plus Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, their manager at the time Bill Siddons, and their closest colleagues and collaborators – along with exclusive performances, archival footage and examination of the original multi-track recording tapes with Producer Bruce Botnick – this film tells the amazing story of this landmark album by one of the most influential bands on the planet.

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