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.
jk: If no one jumps in soon, I'll go for 1997, which is 13 years back from 2010. Fact is, we haven't had a '90s year yet.
Sept 22, 2021 13:46:32 GMT
Kapitan: No, but we do have a whole '90s thread that covered a lot of that territory. (In fact, that's what inspired the idea, to some extent)
Sept 22, 2021 13:52:28 GMT
Kapitan: Not that I'm opposed to a '90s year, mind you
Sept 22, 2021 13:52:58 GMT
jk: I see where you're coming from, Cap'n. I even did a double-take when looking through 1997 albums and songs (these look familiar!). My next suggestion is that we go back 13 years from 1972 to 1959.
Sept 22, 2021 17:04:34 GMT
jk: OK, it's one of the "doldrum years" but it was crammed full of goodies that even register with folks who weren't born for another 20 years. Of course, if anyone has a better idea, I'm all for it.
Sept 22, 2021 17:05:59 GMT
Kapitan: That would make sense; we also haven't really touched the early to mid 80s, which I'm sure people (mostly) recall. And of course EVERY year in the '60s seems loaded...
Sept 22, 2021 17:06:53 GMT
jk: Yes, the early-ish '80s also came to mind. But let's see who else joins in...
Sept 22, 2021 17:08:04 GMT
Kapitan: So far we've had me, jk, kds, and carllove choosing years. Would love to expand that circle.
Sept 22, 2021 17:13:20 GMT
Kapitan: Which, I guess with four of us so far, is more a square.
Sept 22, 2021 17:13:38 GMT
jk: Ha, yes. Sheriff? B.E.? sockit? The Kid?... We'll see.
Sept 22, 2021 17:16:41 GMT
The Cincinnati Kid: I might come up with something. I love those kind of threads, but am terrible in participating. I still haven't posted anything for 2010.
Sept 22, 2021 19:26:41 GMT
lonelysummer: 1959 is a doldrums year? Hmm....
Sept 22, 2021 19:44:28 GMT
jk: That's what they say... you know, that period from *cough* "the day the music died" to the arrival of the British Invasion. Like you, I couldn't agree less with that notion, hence the inverted commas!
Sept 22, 2021 19:52:30 GMT
Kapitan: I assume he means the stereotype that between early rock and roll and the British Invasion, nothing happened. But that it was in quotes (plus his actual comments) make me think it was an ironic usage.
Sept 22, 2021 19:52:54 GMT
Kapitan: Whoops, near-simultaneous post. But it confirms my suspicion.
Sept 22, 2021 19:53:21 GMT
jk: Great minds and all that!
Sept 22, 2021 19:53:34 GMT
sockit: I would like to showcase the year 1983. That's the year I graduated high school and I was all in on what was current.
Sept 23, 2021 0:07:54 GMT
carllove: I was in College then. Sounds like a good year! Go for it! It’s a group effort!
Sept 23, 2021 4:31:48 GMT
carllove: BTW - I’d be down for 90’s years. I like the years being broken out. Meanwhile we can move to 1983 with sockit’s help. 1972 has ended its interest.
Sept 23, 2021 4:34:56 GMT
jk: Agreed on all three counts.
Sept 23, 2021 8:58:00 GMT