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eBook The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years ePub

by Greil Marcus

  • ISBN: 1586489453
  • Category: Music
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Greil Marcus
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs (November 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1798 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1836 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 826

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Greil Marcus is the author of Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus, When that Rough God Goes Riding, The Shape of Things .

I have been a Doors fan since I was 14 years old. To date, I have read about two dozen books on music in the 60s and 70s, from The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Marley.

Listening to the Doors. No one seems better positioned to write about the Doors than Greil Marcus. A native and longtime resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, he witnessed the convulsions of the 1960s firsthand

Listening to the Doors. By CAMILLE PAGLIADEC. A native and longtime resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, he witnessed the convulsions of the 1960s firsthand. As a music journalist and historian, he has mostly remained outside academe, a rarity among American public intellectuals. His 12 previous books include Mystery Train (1975), a pioneering appreciation of the then-derided Elvis Presley; Lipstick Traces (1989), a genealogy of punk rock that became canonical for postmodernist academics here and abroad; and several studies of Bob Dylan.

Greil Marcus's essay on the Doors and their music is as passionate and rewarding as you might expect – if you . Greil Marcus does not do succinct or detached.

Greil Marcus's essay on the Doors and their music is as passionate and rewarding as you might expect – if you can ride out the stormier flights of fancy, says Sean O'Hagan. He is passionate, scholarly and deadly serious, sometimes to the point of unconscious self-parody, about the music he loves, whether it be the young Van Morrison or an obscure punk group such as the Mekons. In some ways, this makes him the perfect writer to take on board the Doors's contested legacy.

Marcus’ book is a fans’ book, he says that it started at the Avalon Ballroom with his wife and seeing The Doors and on their way out, took a handbill of the show and after a lifetime they still have them

Marcus’ book is a fans’ book, he says that it started at the Avalon Ballroom with his wife and seeing The Doors and on their way out, took a handbill of the show and after a lifetime they still have them.

Books for People with Print Disabilities. Archive of Contemporary Music. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

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Greil Marcus records that, in 2010,listening to. .

Greil Marcus records that, in 2010,listening to the radio on a regular car journey around San Francisco revealed that The Doors got more airplay than anyone else of their era, and with a greater number of songs - though they weren't a Bay Area band. Greil Marcus records that, in 2010,listening to the radio on a regular car journey around San Francisco revealed that The Doors got more airplay than anyone else of their era, and with a greater number of songs - though they weren't a Bay Area band

ISBN: 978-1586489458. 2011 By the time this book is over, though, the one-time prominent contributor to the early Rolling Stone has his feelings about The Doors in the proper perspective.

ISBN: 978-1586489458. In The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years, Greil Marcus challenges preconceptions of what form a book devoted to a band and its music can take. We can usually assume an author enjoys the work) of his subject, even if, with some healthy but polite objectivity, the writer can highlight the shortfalls as well as the virtues. When it comes to Marcus and The Doors, however, there's a love-hate relationship. By the time this book is over, though, the one-time prominent contributor to the early Rolling Stone has his feelings about The Doors in the proper perspective.

Greil Marcus (born June 19, 1945) is an American author, music journalist and cultural critic. The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years (2011). He is notable for producing scholarly and literary essays that place rock music in a broader framework of culture and politics. The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs (2014).

A fan from the moment the Doors' first album took over KMPX, the revolutionary FM rock & roll station in San Francisco, Greil Marcus saw the band many times at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium and the Avalon Ballroom in 1967. Five years later it was all over. Forty years after the singer Jim Morrison was found dead in Paris and the group disbanded, one could drive from here to there, changing from one FM pop station to another, and be all but guaranteed to hear two, three, four Doors songs in an hour—every hour. Whatever the demands in the music, they remained unsatisfied, in the largest sense unfinished, and absolutely alive. There have been many books on the Doors. This is the first to bypass their myth, their mystique, and the death cult of both Jim Morrison and the era he was made to personify, and focus solely on the music. It is a story untold; all these years later, it is a new story.

Comments

Vathennece Vathennece
Excellent reading. I enjoyed the way it caused me to research the many references made in this book that led me to new discoveries.
Erennge Erennge
A man of this intelligence and insight, with his story-weaving ability still tells us "Obama was the voice we had all been waiting for"? Really. I would not give that man a ride, anymore after this "healing of the blue and red" division. Definitely not the voice his former pastor needed to hear. I digress. The Doors like the Rolling Stones produced hits, heavy trips, sensations as verified professionals. Still.
Woven into their work and appearances are tangents and digressions, worthy of a lifetime of reflection, and for sharing. Greil Marcus is the man! A book called The Doors will disappoint for discographies, basic information and, certainly photographs.
The first, long chapter of Joan Didion's The White Album of 1971 visits an LA rec. studio scene, waiting for Jim Morrision. That is more in the spirit of this book, but it follows the records, the appearances and evokes the spirit which comes from hearing and seeing the grooves and the shows.
Ballagar Ballagar
bought this as a gift for a young man who use to be obsessed witheir music when he waas into this scene
Akirg Akirg
Reading this book is a real headache! Author does not have much to offer. At times I was thinking "what the hell is he talking about???" Had to scan the pages to get back to the real "subject" (the Doors & their music). I would not recommend this one. Glad I only paid 3.99. I own about 20 different books about Jim Morrison and/or the Doors, and nearly all of them are better, more satisfying than this one!
Eta Eta
It's a journey thru the Doors music of ones percetion and imagination thereof. An intertesting twist and insight to the times and look at the music of the The Doors and the times they were in and inspired.
Eseve Eseve
I found this not such an easy read , I was looking forward to just another rock bio or whatever, I don't think I really thought about it before buying.
First thing I noticed was how small,thin it was ,was expecting more.
A lot of the book (maybe 3/5ths )is about L.A or the cultural landscape around at the time the doors were together and not really about the doors at all , at first I found these excursions distracting and annoying as he was talkin about ie; Jess the pop artist in detail but once I sat next to the interweb thingy while I read I found it very informative.
Billy Granson Billy Granson
Please, write one of these every year until The End. (Suggestions? The Velvets, The Who, the long gnarly snail's path of Pere Ubu...The Thomas piece in "Shape of Things," not to mention the Lynch stuff, confirms so many intuitions in the sound.) The Morrison book was great too (even though I have a sentimental attachment to "Inarticulate Speech"--can't explain); this one's even better, again diving into the interstices of the music where, to invert Mr. Cohen, the cracks let the dark get in.

Anyone coming to the author blind owes it to themselves to check out "Mystery Train" and then root around. (If you happen to have the "Rolling Stone" DVD-Rs, you're in for some kinda fun.) The deepest experiential writer on American music. You will hear your (and our) history with it anew.
If you like Marcus as writer and don't care so much about The Doors, maybe the book is for you. Written in a style that associates so many things without saying much of anything, he uses The Doors music as a touch-point to ramble about pop culture in general, displaying more attitude than analysis, and hardly any insight. Dispassionate, keeping a critic's distance, at times it seems he doesn't even really like The Doors, that his lifetime of listening to them has become jaded with age.