The Doors’ John Densmore Says It Was ‘Three Against One’ With Jim Morrison

The Doors drummer John Densmore recalled their time as bandmates with the late musician Jim Morrison during an interview with Rick Rubin’s Broken Record. After Densmore described Morrison’s distinct personality, guitarist Robby Krieger shared his thoughts. Since their self-titled debut studio album, released on January 4, 1967, The Doors have created, released, and performed landmark works for rock music history. Their story began in 1965, when Morrison and Ray Manzarek, both graduates of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television, met. Densmore and Krieger soon joined the duo on their musical journey.

Even though the other members’ talents as instrumentalists and songwriters drew attention, it’s safe to say that their frontman was the favorite of journalists and fans due to his erratic stage personality and wild lifestyle during his brief life. Morrison remained and will be a legendary rock star even years after his untimely death on July 3, 1971, at the age of 27, making him yet another member of the 27 Club.

Furthermore, Densmore and Krieger, his bandmates, revealed their experiences with Morrison, and the drummer described their relationship as ‘three against one.’ They struggled a lot with their frontman’s proactive personality because he liked to push the boundaries and get on people’s nerves, which led to a lot of disagreements and problems. They both agreed that these characteristics were present in Morrison and his music. Densmore stated in an interview:

“It was always three against one.” Jim was the one. What is his plan for tonight? Oh my goodness! It’s just insane.” Here’s what the host wanted to know: “Was he being proactive to be provocative, or was he just being himself?” Krieger continued: “That was a component of it. He enjoyed getting people’s goats. He realized after a while that it wouldn’t work with us, but that didn’t stop him from trying.”

Densmore then went on to say: “I remember meeting his sister, and she said, ‘My brother was always pressing out buttons when I was growing up.’ ‘Did he do that to you?’ Testing. Let’s see where the lines are drawn.” The podcast is available for download below.

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