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Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre


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Mick Wall is England s best-known rock writer. He is the founder of Classic Rock magazine; a contributor to Mojo, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and others; and the author of the definitive biographies of Axl Rose (W.A.R.), Led Zeppelin (When Giants Walked the Earth), and Metallica (Enter Night). He is also the author ofGetcha Rocks Off, a semi-fictional account of the music scene in the 1980s."


"Jim Morrison was the terrible angel of the American sixties, and his latest biographer Mick Wall tells his story with a passionate, wide-open drive, like Jim's famous Shelby GT Ford Mustang with a nitrous oxide hookup. Here James Douglas Morrison emerges more and more as a stand-up, reciting American poet, and an artist whom this author makes you really feel for." --Stephen Davis, author of Hammer of the Gods

"What sets this book apart is that Wall, while getting all the facts and stories and behind-the-music tales down, also offers his own insight and commentary. In the process, he also deconstructs the well-oiled "Myths" of both the Doors and Jim Morrison." --Houston Press

"Wall's account pulls no punches, cataloguing each of the primal scenes--early performances, indecent exposure, Jim's sexuality, decline and death--with a detached, knowing eye." --Guitarist
"a smooth, snarky, sarcastic and pull-no-punches look" and "at his best, Wall cuts through the haze and the myths surrounding Morrison and The Doors, backing it up in interviews with girlfriends, journalists, record company flacks and drinking friends." --Tampa Tribune
"[Wall's] attention to both the musical and business parts of the equation is a welcome addition..." --Kirkus Reviews
"A thorough look at the Doors' career, this book is a musical, cultural, and legacy-examining history of one of the most important bands in rock and roll." --Library Journal
"For Doors fans, and readers of rock biographies in general, this should be considered a must read." --Booklist

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