Alice Cooper to Jim Morrison: “I woke up this morning and got myself a beer” – The Doors – Roadhouse Blues – VIDEO
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You couldn’t help but get caught up in Jim’s mystique. He was always this ethereal type of person. I remember sitting down with Jim one time. He said: “So, what’s up, man?” I replied: “Oh, I don’t know, man. I woke up this morning and got myself a beer.” And that ended up being one of the lyrics in Roadhouse Blues by The Doors.
We were in a car going up to Topanga Canyon. I was driving, and Jim and his girlfriend Pam [Courson] were in the back seat. It was all winding roads and everything. I looked back to say something to Jim, and he was gone.
He’d jumped out of the car and fallen back down the hill, just for the hell of it. I stopped and yelled: “Jim?!” And a voice came back from somewhere in the distance: “I’m alright… I’m okay.” It was like something out of a Roadrunner cartoon.
The fact that Jim lived until he was 27 was a miracle. I can see how his heart gave out. He’d walk into a room, there’d be a bowl full of pills – uppers, downers, acid, you name it – and he would gobble them down the way you and I would eat M&M’s. Then he’d wash them down with whisky. I never caught him sober. But then neither was I, so we were fine together.
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From A-Sides Interview, Alice Said (VIDEO BELOW):
“Robby Krieger was telling a story one time. We were in Portland, Oregon, opening for them in a theater. He says, “You and Jim were hanging from the balcony to see who could hold on the longest.” This was after a bottle of V.O. and a bottle of you know, and I don’t even remember that. I mean, this is like a blank to me. He said, “I remember it very specifically because we had to pull you guys up.”