Thursday, December 11, 2008

From Los Angeles, California ...

... The Doors!

11 Comments:

Blogger calamity jane said...

e no dito-cujo hotel, ficaste?

12 December, 2008 11:10  
Blogger Sinapse said...

Calamity J! Olá!

Vou deixar aqui bits & pieces sobre esta bela fotografia!

Stay tuned! nesta caixa de comentários!

12 December, 2008 17:53  
Blogger Sinapse said...

This is the cover photo for The Doors' fifth album: "Morrison Hotel".

12 December, 2008 17:55  
Blogger Sinapse said...

The album was released in 1970. Side A was named "Hard Rock Cafe" and side B was named "Morrison Hotel".





... in the good old days of LPs! os discos tinham dois lados! ;)

12 December, 2008 17:57  
Blogger Sinapse said...

The cover photo for The Doors' fifth album was taken at the actual Morrison Hotel located at 1246 South Hope Street in Los Angeles.
Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist, was driving down South Hope Street when he noticed the Morrison Hotel. He reportedly called Jim Morrison and told him that he had found the perfect cover for their next album. They all went back to the site with the photographer Henry Diltz. The band asked the owners if they could photograph the hotel and they declined, so the band went inside when nobody was looking and took the photograph.

12 December, 2008 17:59  
Blogger Sinapse said...

The casual dining restaurant chain Hard Rock Cafe was reportedly named after the first side of the album!

12 December, 2008 18:00  
Blogger Sinapse said...

And the Morrison Hotel Gallery - specialized in music photography - was named after the photograph used for the album cover.

12 December, 2008 18:01  
Blogger Sinapse said...

Calamity J ... this one is for you:

The Morrison Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, where the album's cover photo was snapped, closed its doors in 2007. Prior to that, the hotel had been low-income housing for residents of the central city.

12 December, 2008 18:02  
Blogger Sinapse said...

Roadhouse Blues - which was first released as a single from this album "Morrison Hotel" - became a huge hit!

Eu adoro a versão ao vivo!

Ah keep your eyes on the road,
Your hands upon the wheel.
Keep your eyes on the road
Your hands upon the wheel.
Yeah, were going to the roadhouse,
Gonna have a real good-time.

[...]

Let it roll, baby, roll
Let it roll, baby, roll
Let it roll, baby, roll
Let it roll, all night long

12 December, 2008 18:05  
Blogger Sinapse said...

I ♥ The Doors!

12 December, 2008 18:07  
Blogger calamity jane said...

Ena!!! Tanta coisa para mim e eu ausente do tasco... Shame on me. Olha, hoje ainda terás presentinho de Natal atrasado lá no estaminé :-). Lá mais para a tarde, q ainda estou a urdi-lo...

26 December, 2008 13:31  

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