Monday, 19 December 2016
564 The Doors - No One Here Gets Out Alive
First viewed : 1 September 1982
The following night's contribution to Rock Week was a documentary on the legendary late 60s band The Doors. Although the subtitle is the same as Jerry Hopkins ' bestselling book on the band in 1980, I'm not sure how this programme related ( if at all ) to the video released at the same time since that ran for an hour and this was only 40 minutes.
This one had much more significance for my sister who became a big fan of the band after this broadcast. How much of that was down to the music and how much to Jim Morrison's erm "crotch appeal " I wouldn't like to hazard a guess. I was and remain more ambivalent about them. I love Ray Manzarek's jazzy instrumental breaks but I find it difficult to get past those pretentious lyrics. Still, they were never boring and this documentary captured their moment in time pretty well.