Jim Morrison epitomized the late 1960s - the sex, drugs and rock n roll. He was the greatest American rock star and one of the most publicised celebrities of his era, but more than three decades later, his life, works and music have yet to yield all their secrets and mysteries. As lead singer of The Doors, Jim Morrison was known for his love affair with acid, his suicide mission and his attempts to release his generation from what he saw as a prison-like conformity to social and sexual norms. He called himself and his band 'erotic politicians,' and urged his huge audience, at the height of the 1960s, to break on through the doors of perception. Jim Morrison is packed with startling new revelations about every phase of his life and career, from his troubled youth in a strict military household to his blossoming as a rock icon among the avant-garde LA scene to his voracious drug abuse and sexual experiments. Using new evidence, Davis also investigates one of the greatest mysteries in rock history - the circumstances surrounding Morrison's mysterious and unsolved death in Paris in 1971. Compelling and unforgettable, Stephen Davis's explosive new biography, Jim Morrison, is destined to become a classic.
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Stephen Davis is the pre-eminent rock biographer and author of the bestseller Hammer of the Gods, which music fans will recognise as the definitive book on Led Zeppelin. He has also written Old Gods Almost Dead, Walk This Way and Fleetwood. He lives in Boston.From AudioFile:
Jim Morrison became a rock star in the heady, iconoclastic '60s as lead singer for The Doors. With fame and wealth came self-indulgence with perversions, alcohol, and illegal substances. He died under mysterious circumstances before the age of 30. Stephen Davis's lengthy biography seeks to elevate him into iconographic significance and to explain him to us unwashed. This audio offers him the opportunity to illustrate his points with his subject's music. Unfortunately, he doesn't take the opportunity. Instead, sounding suitably like an intelligent, young all-American, Paul Michael admirably presides over a fluidly written, albeit pretentious and overlong, recitation of sensational events and silly pop psychology. Y.R. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0091900417