The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin' - The Story of L.A. WomanHD
Martin R. Smith
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“Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Story of L.A. Woman’” is the story of the making of the Doors’ last album with Jim Morrison “L.A. Woman”. 2011 is the 40th anniversary of the album’s release and this program goes into detail of how the album came about, its recording and what was happening to the band at the time. The story is told through new interviews with the three surviving Doors: Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger and John Densmore plus contributions from Jac Holzman, founder of their label Elektra Records, Bill Siddons, who was their manager, Bruce Botnick, engineer and co-producer of the album and others associated with the Doors at this time. The show includes archive footage of the Doors performing both live and in the studio, classic photographs and new musical demonstrations from the Doors.
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Quite simply, a fantastic docu about the making of this landmark album. Too often you see these 'retrospectives' with interviews that miss the mark...and nothing could be further from the truth here. Aside from the surviving members (each of whom take moments to play bits and pieces of tunes live, even Ray on a Fender Rhodes Suitcase '73!) it's the *other* interviews from the likes of Bruce Botnick (their engineer), Jac Holzman (Elektra pres), Ben Fong-Torres (ex-Rolling Stone journalist) and the amazing Jim Ladd (DJ legend, KLOS) that really open up the story and give you the feeling of what the album meant (then) and what it continues to mean today. There's other moments of greatness (including scenes at the mix console where you hear pieces of songs, stripped away, as individual tracks) but I'll leave the rest of the mystery for you to experience yourselves. A true gem and an incredible album from one of the greatest bands of all time.