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  • Morrison Hotel (sometimes referred to as Hard Rock Cafe from the title of the first side of the LP, whose second side is titled Morrison Hotel) is The Doors' fifth album. It was released in 1970.
  • The Morrison Hotel was a high rise hotel in downtown the Loop community area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It was designed by the architectural firm of Marshall and Fox, and completed in 1925.
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Morrison Hotel
Morrison Hotel
MORRISON HOTEL, released in 1970 in the wake of Morrison's infamous indecency bust, hit #4 and introduced "Waiting For The Sun," "Roadhouse Blues," and "Ship Of Fools." Insightful liner notes from David Fricke. Ten bonus tracks include eight previously unissued takes of "Roadhouse Blues, a run-through of Chuck Berry's "Carol," a jazz version of "Queen Of The Highway," and the previously unreleased "Money Beats Soul."

The next-to-last Doors album, recorded prior to Jim Morrison's still mystery-shrouded death in a Parisian bathtub, eschewed much of the band's previous penchant for baroque musical, poetic, and philosophical pretensions (this was, after all, the back-to-roots era of the Beatles' Let It Be, the Stones' Let It Bleed, and Dylan's Nashville Skyline). Instead, the Doors circa 1970 wisely seeped themselves in a bluesy, no-frills approach that might have hinted at creative exhaustion in a lesser band. Instead, the Doors of "Roadhouse Blues" and "Peace Frog" reinvented themselves into arguably one of the greatest bar bands ever, with Morrison's well-documented demons frolicking in a welcome new ambience. "Waiting for the Sun" and "Ship of Fools" may hearken back to the band's cabalistic and Kurt Weill leanings, respectively, but framed in an edgier, more effective way. --Jerry McCulley

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Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets
Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets
He is a founding member of the legendary Last Poets. I met him in the upstairs backstage alcove of the sprawling and exotic Cabana Club on Ivar in Hollywood. The event was a rare performance by The Last Poets with Lee Cantelon, author of "The Words," as part of Lee's project to record spoken portions of "The Words" - which are the words of Jesus minus the centuries of distortion which have obscured the beauty & truth in them. Lee invited me, and somehow I got ushered up into this secret sanctum where The Last Poets were huddled with Lee. "Lee is a lot like Paul," said Abiodun with a smile. He was speaking of the biblical Paul - not me. "Lee's another guy who talks a lot about Christ who never met him." "When the moment hatches in time's womb there will be no art talk. The only poem you will hear will be the spearpoint pivoted in the punctured marrow of the villain.... Therefore we are the last poets of the world." -Willie Kgositsile Last Poets were rappers of the civil rights era. Shortly after the death of Martin Luther King, The Last Poets were born, on the anniversary of Malcolm X's birthday May 19, 1968 in Marcus Garvey Park. They are modern day griots expressing the fervor of the Black Panthers in poems written for black people. "The Last Poets are the prototype Rappers,” said Amiri Baraka . "In 1970 the Last Poets released their first album and dropped a bomb on black Amerikkka's turntables. Muthafuckas ran f'cover. Nobody was ready. Had em scared o' revolution. Scared o' the whyte man's god complex. Scared o' subways. Scared o' each other. Scared o' themselves. And scared o' that totem of onanistic worship -- the eagle-clawed Amerikkkan greenback! The rhetoric made you mad. The drums made you pop your fingers. And the poetry made you sail on the cushions of a fine hashish high. Most importantly, they made you think..." “We all connected,” wrote Darius James. “'Cause it was a Black communal thing. Like the good vibes and paper plate of red-peppered potato salad at a neighborhood barbecue. The words and the rhythms were relevant. We joined together around the peace pipe and the drum. And when it came to the rhythms of the drums, the drums said, `Check your tired-ass ideology at the door.’” Their classic poems were released on their two record albums "Last Poets" (1970) and "This Is Madnesss" (1971). During their late 60s and early 70s they connected with the violent factions of the SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee), the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), and the Black Panther party. They went through confrontations with the FBI and police, and were arrested for robbing the Ku Klux Klan and various other ventures with Revolution in mind. Abiodun received a 12-to-20-year jail sentence, but served less than four years. The Last Poets made four albums. Abiodun made many more. The full Last Poets story, as well as poetry, can be found in the book "On a Mission: Selected Poems and a History of The Last Poets" by Abiodun Oyewole, Umar Bin Hassan & Kim Green. “yes sister my honest sister I have had ugly moments with you but you are the only beauty I've ever known Yes sister my honest sister you are the joy in my smile you are the reality of my dreams you are the only sister I have and I need you I need you to feed the children of our race I need you to feed the lovers of our race I need you to be the summer of my winters I need you because you are the natural life in the living at night there is a moon to make the Blackness be felt I am that Blackness filling up the world with My soul and the world knows me You are that moon my moon Goddess shining down light on my Black face that fills the universe My moon I am your sun and I shall take this peace of light and build a world for you my sister Sometimes the waters are rough and the hungry tide swallows the shore washing away all memories of children's footsteps playing in the sand where is the world I promised my son? must he push back the tide and build the world that I have rapped about Am I so godly until I forget what a man is? Am I so right until there is no room for patience My brother Oh in brother father of a son father of a warrior My brother the sun My brother the warrior Be the beginning and the end for my sister Be the revolution for our world turn yourself into yourself and then onto this disordered world and arrange the laughter for joy the tears for sorrow Turn purple pants, alligator shoes leather jackets, brown boots polka dot ties, silk suits, Turn miniskirts, false eyelashes, red wigs, afro wigs, Easter bonnets, bellbottoms turn this confusion into Unity Unity so that the sun will follow our foot steps in the day so that the moon will glow in our living rooms at night so that food, clothing, and shelter will be free because we are born free to have the world a
The Chateau Marmont Hotel West Hollywood
The Chateau Marmont Hotel West Hollywood
The Chateau Marmont is a hotel on the famous Sunset Boulevard In West Hollywood. Built in 1927, and modeled loosely after the Chateau d Amboise, in France's Loire Valley. It has served as the backdrop for a number of events in the lives of well-known rock stars and actprs. •It is reported that Keanu Reeves lived in the hotel after his rise to stardom until 2003 when he purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills. •Featured on the cover of Gram Parsons' solo album, GP, released in 1973. Gram Parsons also lived there for a time in the early 1970s. •In 1982, John Belushi died of a drug overdose in one of its garden bungalows. •James Dean hopped in through a window to audition with Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo for Rebel Without a Cause. •When Montegomery Clift was almost killed in a 1956 auto accident near her home, Elizabeth Taylor brought him to the Chateau Marmont, where she leased the penthouse as a place for him to recuperate. •Greta Garbo loved to stay in the Chateau Marmont for weeks during her infamous seclusion period and would not leave her room for days. She also attended many lavish and glamorous parties here in her movie star days. •Judy Garland sang by the lobby's grand piano with Kay Thompson during a party held by director George Cukor, where she exclaimed to Thompson, Oh, Kay, let's just sing real loud! •Jean Harlow spent her honeymoon with cinematographer Harold Rosson in the hotel and was a regular guest. •Howard Hughes moved into the attic of the hotel and would spy on beautiful women in the pool area using prism binoculars. •Harry Cohn, founder of Columbia Pictures, told William Holden and Glenn Ford, If you are going to get in trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont. •Lindsay Lohan stayed at the hotel following her July 24, 2007, arrest for drunk driving. She also lived at the Chateau between 2005 and 2006. •English author Nigel Williams documents his stay at the hotel in his 1994 travelogue, From Wimbledon to Waco. •Singer Ville Valo of the Finnish rock group HIM recorded the song Song or Suicide at this hotel for the group's 2007 album Venus Doom. •Niki Stevens, a fictional character from television's The L Word, lived at the Chateau Marmont in Season 6. •F. Scott Fitzgerald suffered a heart attack in Chateau Marmont. •The Eagles song Hotel California has been thought to have been written about Chateau Marmont. •Sofia Coppola's fourth film Somewhere (2010) was filmed and is set at the Chateau Marmont. •Some of the famous visitors include Gram Parsons, Jim Morrison, Nicholas Ray, Demi Moore, Johnnie Ray, Led Zeppelin, Helmut Newton,Vivien Leigh, Lindsay Lohan, Rock Hudson,

morrison hotel cover
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Perception (6CD/6DVD, Boxset)
6CD/6DVD Boxed set celebrating the 40th anniversary of this legendary band: All their Jim Morrison-Era studio albums reissued in deluxe 2-disc editions with rare & previously unreleased bonus material, 5.1 mixes, bonus video content, and more!

For years, the recording industry has asked fans to purchase the same music from the 1960s and '70s over and over again, via remasterings, repackagings, and, of course, reformattings. The Doors' box Perception (get it?), cleverly packaged as... a door, does hold some astonishing music, but the thing itself is a weird hybrid beast with multiple formats for every release. Each of the group's six albums has not only been re-remastered (this time by the remaining band members plus original engineer Bruce Botnick as the "40th anniversary mix"), but loaded up with a bevy of previously unreleased bonus tracks. But that's not it--for each album, there's a companion DVD, which includes a whole new 5.1 surround sound mix with more tracks, as well as the usual DVD extras, i.e., photo galleries, lyrics, and videos. That makes 12 discs, much of it essentially redundant. If you're cool with that, you're in for a treat. From the spookier, unissued version of "Indian Summer" to the entirely new tune "Push Push" and some super-rad footage of the band rehearsing L.A. Woman, it's easy to fall in love with this swirling, highly sexualized, and often brilliant band all over again. --Mike McGonigal

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