X with The Blasters - KTVU San Francisco
KTVU San FranciscoX with The BlastersKTVU San FranciscoRecognized as one of the great bands ever produced by Los Angeles alongside such legends as Love, the Doors (whose keyboard player, Ray Manzarek, produced their early albums), Black Flag and Jane's Addiction, X shook up the LA music scene at the ...
Posted on 14 December 2014 | 4:57 pm
From 1985, Ray Manzarek's hour on Dallas'
Dallas Morning News (blog)From 1985, Ray Manzarek's hour on Dallas' KRQX-AM, the first-ever classic rock ...Dallas Morning News (blog)From July 2, 1983, until January 26, 1987, it sat at 570 on the AM dial: KRQX. It was Belo-owned and considered KZEW's “sister station” — which is how our pal and flashback-provider George Gimarc was allowed to work at two local stations at once. At ...
Posted on 13 December 2014 | 8:06 am
Jim Morrison's Long-Lost Adventures Now
Houston Press (blog)Jim Morrison's Long-Lost Adventures Now RevealedHouston Press (blog)Directed by Paul Ferrera, a film-school friend of Morrison and Ray Manzarek's, the documentary was eventually completed (sort of) and screened at a few festivals, but never saw a proper release. Instead, it has only leaked in crummy bootlegs, said to ...When The Doors came to Houston in the summer of 1968Chron.com (blog)all 4 news articles »
Posted on 9 December 2014 | 2:07 am
Hear X's Unreleased Live Version of 'The
Hear X's Unreleased Live Version of 'The Unheard Music'Yahoo Music (blog)X's John Doe explains of this particular song: "The title came from a T. S. Elliott poem and we had no idea how prophetic it would be. Using vibes, making it even slower & more haunting has brought a psychedelia element that Ray Manzarek would have ...
Posted on 4 December 2014 | 11:52 am
Primer X - Tucson Weekly
Primer XTucson WeeklyX's pulp-noir lyrics, groundbreaking (for its time) combination of musical influences, as well as Cervenka and Doe's unique harmony singing, made them early figureheads of the L.A. scene, and attracted the attention of former Doors keyboardist Ray ...
Posted on 3 December 2014 | 2:10 pm
Films will warm winter-lovers at the Garter
“Desert Ice” is one of the flicks that is part of the Coldsmoke Winter Film Tour, which comes to the Pink Garter Theater on Saturday. The tour celebrates winter culture. Work by Jackson filmmakers will also be screened.
Posted on 10 December 2014 | 5:13 am
The Doors film 'Feast Of Friends' to
The band produced the documentary themselves on their 1968 world tour
Posted on 8 December 2014 | 2:53 pm
In short: Reviews of non-fiction
Short reviews of non-fiction titles from Australia and overseas.
Posted on 21 November 2014 | 5:43 am
A belated Happy Birthday to Doug Lubahn
Well, Lubahn played bass on Doors albums from “Strange Days” through “The Soft Parade,” The Doors asked Lubahn to be a member of the band and Ray Manzarek called him “the fifth Door (there are probably as many fifth Doors as there were fifth ...
Posted on 20 December 2014 | 2:40 am
X, The Blasters and more
Exene soon followed and once DJ was found the band complete. Discovered by ex-Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, the band went on to record such landmark albums as Los Angeles in 1980, the similarly punked-up Wild Gift in '81, while their '82 album ...
Posted on 19 December 2014 | 4:05 am
From 1985, Ray Manzarek’s hour on
Dallas was home to the very first classic-rock radio station in the country. I know — I forgot too. Over on the Airchexx site, where you sample a day in the live of October 1984, “K-Rocks” is referred to as “the great experiment” that asked ...
Posted on 13 December 2014 | 2:02 am
When The Doors came to Houston in the summer
Doors member Ray Manzarek points ominously at the camera as they walk through the lobby of the venue. This would also be the band’s lone Houston appearance during their relatively short time together as a band. Looking at video and pictures from the show ...
Posted on 8 December 2014 | 8:58 am
The Doors' Ray Manzarek dies at 74
(CNN)-- The Doors' founding keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, died in Germany Monday after a long fight with cancer, his publicist said in a statement. He was 74. The artist had been diagnosed with bile duct cancer. The Doors formed in 1965 after Manzarek ...
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 10:46 am