Mr. Mojo Risin

“Jim Morrison was the best and worst of all of us who ever felt we could change the world if only people over thirty would listen.” – producer Dick Wolf

“The story of The Doors is one of the most compelling in the history of American rock music; three hugely talented musicians and a lead singer whose commitment to artistic freedom was so intense he rocketed them to a success that always hovered on the edge of chaos.” – writer/director Tom DiCillo

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear as it is, infinite.” – William Blake

American Masters – The Doors: When You’re Strange
1/12/2011 9:30 pm WOSU TV
1/13/2011 2:30 am WOSU TV
1/13/2011 9:30 pm WOSU PLUS

Robby Krieger, guitarist for The Doors, talked to PBS at this year’s SXSW festival. As the key songwriter for The Doors, Krieger penned some of their biggest hits. He is listed among Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

John Densmore, the drummer for The Doors, discusses the documentary’s opening sequence featuring Jim Morrison’s rarely seen original film “HWY: An American Pastoral,” and the different path he has taken as a rock star.

In this video, see rare archival footage of legendary band The Doors, including live footage of a performance of “Love Me Two Times,” and more from the documentary. Morrison and his mates weren’t much of role models, but their performances are electric:

– Scott