Ray Manzarek: After all where does the name The Doors Come from? It comes from Aldous Huxley’s book The Doors of Perception. And that comes from a line by William Blake. “If the doors of perception were cleansed, man would see things as they are…” Infinite.
The Doors are not The Beatles, but there is always something in the group that draws me to it: Jim Morrison, his poetry, his singing, his onstage persona, his being so slippery to have a grip on him. Even his band mates felt uneasily awkward with him. His genius, his almost anti-social persona. God, before there was Ian Curtis or Kurt Cobain, there was Jim Morrison. He didn’t commit suicide. But his lifestyle lured death in a way, or in several ways.
One person who didn’t understand the word ‘compromise.’ He always had it his way.
And I have just started watching the whole documentary!