Monday, December 5, 2016

The Doors - Unauthorised Live Vol 1 America (1993) Bootleg

(U.S 1965–1973)
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The Doors are somewhat or an anomaly in the rock pantheon. They weren't part or the peace 'n' love Airplane-Dead-Quicksilver acid-rock sound or San Francisco. They had nothing to do with the English invasion, or even pop music in general. While New York City was good to the Doors — almost to the point or adopting them as their own — they still weren't in league with the Velvet Underground, despite a mutual affinity for dark and somber themes. They weren't even part or Los Angeles's predominantly folk-rock scene, consisting or the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and the like. Even among the hierarchy that includes Elvis, Dylan, Joplin, or Hendrix, they were a world unto themselves. But what a wonderful and darkly exotic world it was.
The Doors were a hand and each individual part formed a side or the diamond that was the whole. One night, on the road, just before the concert was to begin, a disc jockey climbed on the stage to introduce the act: "Ladies and gentlemen," he announced to the audience, "please welcome Jim Morrison and the Doors." There was me customary applause.
As the DJ walked down the stairs leading from the stage, Jim pulled him aside and said, "Uh-uh, man, you go Lack up there and introduce us right."
The DJ panicked. "What did I say? What did I do?"
"It's THE DOORS' Jim said, "the name of the land is THE DOORS."
When the Doors' first managers tried to lure Jim away from the rest of the group with promises of wealth and independence that a solo venture could provide, Jim immediately went over to Ray and informed him, "These two guys are trying to break up me band; let's get rid of them." The managers were bought out of their contract; from that time on, their roadie became the Doors' representative, and the four Doors essentially managed themselves. Nobody would ever again try to drive a wedge between Jim and the band, and no one would ever tell these guys what to do.

John Densmore, Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek of The Doors in 1968
Anybody who spent any time within the charmed inner circle loosely referred to as "the Doors' Family" knew that the Doors were more than just Jim. There was no question the Doors needed Jim, and everyone knew it. They needed his dark, brilliant, raw and powerful, impulsive and explosive, elegant and refined Dionysian energy. But everyone knew that Jim needed their pristine talents, their disciplined Apollonian abilities to wrest his lyrics to music, to create the soundtrack for his profane madness and sacred inspiration. It's no mystery why Jim Morrison never went solo: He knew he needed Robby Krieger, John Densmore, and Ray Manzarek as much as they needed him. [extract from The Doors: The Complete Illustrated Lyrics, by Danny Sugerman, MacDonald Books, 1991. p1-2]
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The following extract captures John Densmore recalling some T.V shows that The Doors did back in 67/68 (taken from his life story account of the Doors entitled 'Riders On The Storm', Arrow Books, 1990. p155 -156)

John Densmore on The Smother Brothers Comedy Hour
Jim, what was bugging you just before the taping of the Jonathan Winters Show? You seemed down. Sal and Ash even tried to talk to you. I overheard them telling you that it was an important show and for you to try to be dramatic and give a good performance. We'd been careful about which television shows we would do because the sterile working conditions stifle performances into mediocrity. "Doing television wasn't real," Robby recently said.
But hadn't we agreed that we needed more exposure, just as long as it wasn't on a show we considered lousy? We'd done Ed Sullivan 'cause the Beatles, the Stones, and Elvis had been on. Remember when Ed walked in on our rehearsal and Robby was writhing around on the floor doing his Three Stooges imitation? We were all laughing and Ed said, "You boys look great when you smile. You should do that tonight You're to serious." 

Hadn't we turned down lots of offers before agreeing to the Smothers Brothers' because their politics were cool and controversial, and Winters because we liked his bizarre sense of humor? But you showed us all by not moving an inch during "Light My fire," didn't you? It was on uptight, stiff vocal performance and I felt you were hurting the band as the end of the song approached and you wetre giving nothing as far as emotional singing goes.

The Doors On the Ed Sullivan Show perform Light My Fire 1967
When your voice started to crack at the last chorus, I was worried. Then when you leaped into that weird prop rope fence, none of us could believe it. Did you even hear the stifled laughter when you knocked it down and got tangled up in the ropes? You must have noticed the big silence from everyone after we ended the song. I wondered if you were okay, Jim. Fuck the career, did you need help? It felt like we had just witnessed a short seizure from a schizophrenic. . . . How did it feel to you? Of course, no one asked you, did they? We all just sort of avoided you fora few minutes and then acted like nothing unusual had  happened. Jim, no one dared confront you. It seemed as if you were out of control, possessed or something. Was it the pressure from everyone for you to be great at the 'time, or were you getting restless with it all, getting sick of singing the some songs over and over again? Maybe you sensed that now that we had business managers and press agents, we had started something that had a life of its own, a machine that didn't allow for valleys in a career, only peaks.
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The Doors On TV
 This post consists of MP3's (320kps) ripped from another one of my JOKER bootlegs and includes the usual generic artwork.  This bootleg has also been released under the title of 'Somewhere In America' (see cover depicted below).  The title specified on this JOKER release is misleading as not all tracks were recorded in 1967, and range from 1967 to 1970.  However, the quality is great for this period and this bootleg is an essential Doors bootleg to have in your collection. The track listing below was sourced from  The Bootleg Zone
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Track Listing
01.  - When The Music's Over  12:22
Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada June 6, 1970
02.  - Peace Frog   3:47
Felt Forum, NY, 1/18/70, Late Show
03.  - Build Me A Woman    3:53
Felt Forum, NY, 1/18/70, Late Show
04.  - Get Off My Life    4:10
The Matrix, San Francisco, 3/7/67, Set 1
05.  - Crawling King Snake  5:07
The Matrix, San Francisco, 3/7/67, Set 2
06.  - The Celebration Of The Lizard   12:37
Aquarius Theatre, LA, 7/21/69
07.  - You Make Me Real   2:55
Boston Arena, 4/10/70, or Cobo Arena, Detroit, 5/8/70
08.  - Soul Kitchen    6:03
The Matrix, San Francisco, March 7, 1967, Set 1
09.  - The End    12:31
CBC Television Studios, Toronto, 9/14/67

10.  - Wild Child    2:39
Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Dec 4, 1968
11.  - Touch Me    3:13
Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Dec. 4, 1968
12.  - Light My Fire   2:59
The Ed Sullivan TV Show, Sept 17, 1967

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The Doors were:
Jim Morrison (Vocals and Obsenities)
Ray Manzarek (Keyboards)
Robby Krieger (Guitar)
John Densmore (drums)
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The Doors Unauthorised Vol 1 (167Mb)

1 comment:

  1. This file suffers from many horrible glitches on 'The End.'
    The same sections repeat over and over.
    Did you listen to the file before uploading it?

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