I remember that, and have a DVD of the show. I think they did it to promote the Doors tribute album Stoned Immaculate. Although considering the album featured one or more living Doors on every track, it was almost like a new project rather than a standard tribute. Or, maybe just a much better executed Stars and Stripes.
Yeah, it was different for a band to be playing on their own tribute album (like our Beach Boys on Stars & Stripes), but I liked it! There's some good stuff on Stoned Immaculate, but I don't think the album did as well as they expected. Tribute albums can be tough. I haven't listened to Stoned Immaculate for awhile. I'll have to give it another spin.
I don't know how well the album sold, but I remember the Creed featuring Robbie version of Riders on the Storm getting a lot of airplay. Overall, the album was solid, and one of the better "tribute" albums out there.
i'll just pipe in here, I always enjoyed the stuff I heard on the radio, I think they're a great BAND - felt that the hype surrounding Morrison was a turn off; but I do have the first album. Definitely one of the essential albums of the 60s. And Love Her Madly and Riders on the Storm are on my mix tape of songs from the summer of 71.
Post by Sheriff John Stone on Dec 30, 2019 16:27:07 GMT
I recently came across this photo of Jim Morrison taken on Christmas Day, 1970:
This photo is very revelatory and confirming for a few reasons. First, this picture, as do several others from around this time frame, shows a Jim Morrison who is NOT fat. It has been mentioned in several Doors/Morrison biographies about how Jim gained a lot of weight due to his excessive drinking and frequenting restaurants around L.A. Yes, at one time (1966-67) Jim was rail thin. He couldn't have weighed more than 150 lbs. But, I think he basically "filled out" or matured physically (especially in the face), like most adult males do in their mid/late-20's. Yes, there are a few photos from late-1969/early-1970 that show Jim with a bit of a double chin and a belly protruding from his shirt. But I would hardly call Jim overweight. And by the L.A. Woman sessions in late 1970, Jim appeared to have lost that weight, even though his face was now covered with a full beard.
However, the main question that comes to mind when I see the above photo is, why was Jim spending Christmas Day with this young lady - and NOT then-girlfriend, Pamela Courson? I mean, this isn't a Memorial Day cookout. This is Christmas. The lady who Jim is sharing Christmas dinner with is Florentine Pabst. Florentine was a young
fashionista from Austria who Jim first met in Frankfurt, Germany in 1968:
Apparently they stayed in touch, and Florentine was among the friends who joined Jim for his poetry reading session (which was featured on An American Prayer) on his 27th birthday on December 8, 1970:
But the question is, where was Pam? Well, Pam had gone ahead of Jim to Paris (Jim joined her in March 1971) where she was living with Count Jean de Breteuil, a wealthy socialite and drug dealer. How crazy was that situation? And what does that tell you about Jim and Pam's relationship? Pam is in another country living with a Count, and Jim is sharing Christmas dinner with Florentine Pabst (note the burned turkey on the table).
Yet, Jim did, in fact, leave L.A. to join Pam in Paris. Here are some of the last photos of Jim, taken in Paris:
There hasn't been enough written about Jim and Pamela Courson's relationship. Complex would be an oversimplified term used to describe it. Pam didn't like the other Doors and she preferred to stay in the background, not being interviewed or photographed often. Most Doors' fans felt that, while supportive of Jim in many ways, Pam was also not a healthy influence on Jim. Jim already had enough unhealthy demons to deal with. Yet, Jim kept going back to Pam, right up to the very end. Jim died on July 3, 1971. The Count OD'd in 1972. Pam OD'd in 1974. Florentine Pabst? She is still with us. Here is a fairly recent picture:
Post by Sheriff John Stone on Jan 11, 2020 17:11:30 GMT
Here is a new interview with John Densmore. I can totally understand how conflicting the surviving Doors' emotions must've been when Jim Morrison died, not just in 1971, but in the ensuing decades. I think about that a lot.
B.E.: I skimmed the Mark Linett interview recently posted on SSMB. He said he’s hoping for a Fall release for the box set.
Feb 27, 2020 2:58:34 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: Was hoping for a spring/early summer release, however, I hope for a spring/early summer release with EVERY Beach Boys' album! I can wait for fall.
Feb 27, 2020 18:50:55 GMT
Kapitan: Maybe we’ll get that BW doc that we heard about way back when, Long Promised Doc 😀
Feb 27, 2020 19:18:45 GMT
kds: I get the feeling that documentary will one day be mentioned in the same breath as the 50th Anniversary Doc that was supposed to happen in 2012
Feb 27, 2020 20:55:14 GMT
Kapitan: And Pleasure Island!?
Feb 27, 2020 20:55:51 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: I'm skeptical about that Long Promised Road doc, not whether it will eventually come out, but the quality. If the highlight is Brian and an interviewer driving around and Brian commenting on BB songs/albums, I can only imagine how that'll go...
Feb 27, 2020 22:18:29 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: ...Brian, what do you think about the song, "Long Promised Road"? Brian - "I thought Carl sang it great." Brian, what do you think about The Beach Boys Love You album? Brian - "There's some great songs on that album."
Feb 27, 2020 22:21:28 GMT
Kapitan: I'm skeptical about EVERYTHING. But that doesn't mean I'm not interested in seeing and hearing it all.
Feb 27, 2020 23:50:16 GMT
Wata: I hope it would include some rarities - hopefully with the accompanying soundtrack. And it's time we got to listen to snippets from the rendition of "Long Promised Road" Brian supposedly recorded for the doc. I'm not holding my breath for it, but still...
Feb 28, 2020 5:58:00 GMT
kds: From the description, it sounded like a new version of the Brian Wilson On Tour doc.
Feb 28, 2020 13:20:10 GMT
Kapitan: Except as I recall, they were focusing on driving around LA for a lot of it. Just Brian and whoever the eventual filmmaker was (there had been a replacement) seeing the sights and chatting.
Feb 28, 2020 13:28:28 GMT
Kapitan: btw, it's just a couple weeks shy of a year since they released the movie poster.
Feb 28, 2020 13:31:24 GMT
kds: And, didn't they do the driving around bit in the IJWMFTT doc?
Feb 28, 2020 13:38:15 GMT