With the eerily realistic resurrection of Tupac via hologram at Coachella this past weekend, we couldn't help but imagine what it would be like to see more of our favorite lost legends come back to life. What we'd pay to see them in the flesh (kinda) once more! This is an open letter to the Hologram Gods, here's a list of icons you need to get to work on next. Chop chop.
10. Kurt Cobain/Nirvana
There is no denying that Jim Morrison is a rock and roll legend; a misunderstood mad man who mastered the combination of poetry and song infused in the 60's acid-rock persuasion. His band, The Doors, was one of the biggest American rock names and is still heard by many music lovers around the world.
Despite Morrison's celebrity and reverberating presence as a musical icon, he's not a name you'd see on the headlines too much these days due to the fact that he died in 1971... that is until 2 days ago when I picked up a a copy of the Herald and, sure enough, there he was on the front page staring back at me with a headline reading JIM MORRISON PARDONED.
On Friday we had the chance to catch up with LA-based funksters Orgone at their second NYC gig this fall at Sullivan Hall. We got the opportunity to see Orgone at moe.down the weekend prior and were thoroughly impressed with all three of their sets at the festival. You can imagine our excitement when we went home after the festival to download some of their music just to see that they would be playing two shows in NYC over the next few days, the first at Brooklyn Bowl and then a headlining set at Sullivan Hall.
A new The Doors documentary has been sweeping the film festivals and leaving people speechless, including the remaining members of The Doors. What continues to impress the satisfied viewers is that When You're Strange: A Flim About the Doors uses only original footage, shot between 1966 and 1971. Ray Manzarek commented on the footage by saying, "You know who plays Jim in this movie? Jim."
The Doors documentary "When You're Strange" will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 17th.
Written and directed by Tom DiCillo, "Strange" incorporates a great amount of unseen footage to outline the band’s early days at UCLA’s film school all the way through leading legend Jim Morrison’s death in 1971.
Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek said the documentary was "the anti-Oliver Stone," in reference to the 1991 film "The Doors." "This will be the true story of the Doors."