It was all about passion and hauling ass. It felt like we were on Route , on the road from Bakersfield to San Francisco. You can hear our enthusiasm. I knew that mojo was a sexual term from the blues, and that gave me the idea to go slow and dark with the tempo. It also gave me the idea to slowly speed it up like an orgasm. The difficulty is that it's a seven-minute song, and at the end, I was trying to approximate the same tempo I did seven minutes earlier. I overshot it. It's faster at the end.
But you know, sometimes you get excited when you have sex. Krieger "always considered this the quintessential Doors song. It's just magical to me, and the way it came about was fantastic. Woman : The song was intended for inclusion in Zabriskie Point , an arthouse film by Italian auteur Michelangelo Antonioni. The Doors recorded the song and invited the director down to the studio to hear it.
When it was over, he thanked us and fled. Woman , and certainly a hundred miles from the heavy-headed blues found elsewhere on the album. Morrison sings the wistful lyrics in a lower-than-usual register, with a higher harmony vocal following throughout. He was re-examining but not with regret. Some of the lyrics were apparently more literal than one might think. That's the lion Jim talks about.
Eventually I had to give her away when she got too big. It was probably highly illegal. Bruce Botnick agreed. He loved the truth of the songs and the rawness of it. He related to it. If he had had his choice, he would have done that all the time.
Mojo Risin'," which is an anagram of his name "Jim Morrison". After we recorded the song, he wrote "Mr. Mojo Rising" on a board and said, "Look at this. I knew that mojo was a sexual term from the blues, and that gave me the idea to go slow and dark with the tempo. It also gave me the idea to slowly speed it up like an orgasm. Woman" has also been seen as Morrison's "final goodbye" to Los Angeles, before his move out to Paris. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Woman was a fitting swan song for Morrison, who was pleased to finally record a blues-oriented album. In , L. It's one of those early-'70s records that comes off like a beleaguered hangover from the end of the '60s.
Woman the twelfth top album of Botnick later produced and mixed a new 5. It was produced from the original eight-track analog 1" master tapes. Woman was digitally remastered as a part of "The Years of the Doors" series.
It was reissued in an expanded format on January 24, , by Elektra and Rhino Records , with seven alternate versions of songs, and two previously unreleased tracks, "She Smells So Nice" and "Rock Me". Mojo Risin': The Story of L. Woman was distributed. The film includes interviews with all three remaining band members, as well as live and studio performances. All songs written by the Doors, except where noted.
Details are taken from the Elektra Records album and may differ from other sources. Details are taken from the Rhino Records CD 40th Anniversary Edition liner notes with Botnick's accompanying essay and may differ from other sources. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the album by The Doors. For the album's title track, see L. Woman song. For the album by Zane One , see L. Woman Zane One album. I'm glad that L.
Woman was our last album It really captured what we were all about. The first record did, too, but L. Woman is more loose, it's live — it sounds almost like a rehearsal. It's pure Doors. Hooker claimed that he got the song from bluesman Tony Hollins.
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