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John Densmore on The Doors: Unhinged

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Drummer John Densmore talks about his time in The Doors and about the conflicts that broke out as the band became more successful. His book The Doors: Unhinged is part memoir and part exploration of the what makes some people focus on attaining wealth, even at the expense of principles and friendships.

Guests:

John Densmore

Comments [7]

fan from san francisco

this interviewer is very snide and condescending to john. he pokes fun at him and almost says he's "disposable" when john was making a point at saying other musicians are. i'm not a fan of interviewers fixated on the money/legal issues in a grubby manner

Apr. 24 2013 11:08 PM
Suzinne from Bronx

Leonard Lopate in fine form during this interview. Got the feeling Mr. Dinsmore was real kick out of it. Well played!

Apr. 18 2013 01:28 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

As usual LAWYERS ruin art.

Apr. 18 2013 12:25 PM
zachariah mattheus from Brooklyn

I was the graphic designer for The Doors - LA Woman (The Workshop Sessions) and it was a highlight of my career to work on such a project! The music, the history... I will never forget it and never stop listening to it.

http://zachmattheus.com/the-doors-la-woman-the-workshop-sessions/

Apr. 18 2013 12:15 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

One of the Doors songs, "Touch Me" has the last line "Stronger than Dirt", a clear reference to Ajax Laundry Detergent commercials of the time.

Apr. 18 2013 12:13 PM
Bobby G from East Village

How was it playing drums in a band without a bass guitar?

Apr. 18 2013 11:40 AM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

I LOVE THE MUSIC OF THE DOORS.

I enjoyed "The Doors at the Hollywood Bowl" shown recently on channel thirteen.

Apr. 18 2013 11:26 AM

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