Jump to content


Spoken Word version?


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#1 Guest_TheWallsScreamedPoetry_*

Guest_TheWallsScreamedPoetry_*
  • Guests

Posted 08 August 2005 - 05:50 AM

Wasn't a cassette version of this released.....i am not sure who read it....might have been John....can't recall now.
Anyway my question is will this ever see a CD release even if its just a specialist spoken word label thing like Ray's excellent 'Myth & reality' CD?

#2 knowidea

knowidea

    Morrison Hotel

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,199 posts

Posted 08 August 2005 - 08:24 AM

I definitely remember one by Ray, but wasn't sure about Riders On The Storm.  If one was released, I would imagine it would be out of print now.

QUOTE(TheWallsScreamedPoetry @ Aug 8 2005, 01:50 PM)
Wasn't a cassette version of this released.....i am not sure who read it....might have been John....can't recall now.
Anyway my question is will this ever see a CD release even if its just a specialist spoken word label thing like Ray's excellent 'Myth & reality' CD?

View Post



#3 Uncle Meat

Uncle Meat

    Debut

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 26 posts

Posted 08 August 2005 - 08:54 AM

I'd really love to hear a cd version of ROTS or something similar. Myth & Reality is very good.

Maybe some of John's readings he did when the book came out were recorded??

#4 Guest_TheWallsScreamedPoetry_*

Guest_TheWallsScreamedPoetry_*
  • Guests

Posted 08 August 2005 - 10:39 AM

Riders On The Storm" Audio Book Seven Wolves -ISBN0-9627387-9-4 (US 1991) Note: biography read by John Densmore. 8 tapes,11 hours.

I thought I had seen it somewhere.
8 tapes 11 hours read by John.......lets see a CD version .....

#5 Uncle Meat

Uncle Meat

    Debut

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 26 posts

Posted 08 August 2005 - 11:04 AM

YES!!! WE NEED THAT!!!

#6 johnny trance

johnny trance

    Debut

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Posted 10 August 2005 - 08:11 AM

QUOTE(Uncle Meat @ Aug 8 2005, 07:04 PM)
YES!!! WE NEED THAT!!!

View Post



lmmfao @ "8 tapes" laugh.gif

#7 TheWilderness

TheWilderness

    Debut

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

Posted 10 August 2005 - 01:56 PM

would be great! where can i make a reservation biggrin.gif

#8 Jimbo

Jimbo

    Debut

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 171 posts

Posted 16 August 2005 - 06:27 PM

John's performance of Spoker Word on Dennis Miller is pretty cool.  John's a funny guy, and I've always thought so

#9 Guest_TheWallsScreamedPoetry_*

Guest_TheWallsScreamedPoetry_*
  • Guests

Posted 17 August 2005 - 03:44 AM

And he does mention he is doing a section from the audio version of the book.....its a cool spot....some took it the wrong way sadly but he injects a bit of fun into it and is at least honest about the whole thing...... laugh.gif

Wonder what Ray and Robby folks thought about The End?  rolleyes.gif

wonder if he did any more like that on US TV?

#10 screamofthebutterfly

screamofthebutterfly

    Debut

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 103 posts

Posted 17 August 2005 - 04:18 AM

I bought a CD thinking it was John's book.  It has the same title.  Well, it's narrated by Kris Kristofferson and it has the surviving Doors input as well as Paul Rothchild, Danny Sugerman, Frank Lisciandro and Patricia Kennealy all telling of their memories and experiences with Jim.  It is pretty interesting though to hear these people talk about Jim.

#11 Guest_TheWallsScreamedPoetry_*

Guest_TheWallsScreamedPoetry_*
  • Guests

Posted 17 August 2005 - 05:43 AM

QUOTE(screamofthebutterfly @ Aug 17 2005, 12:18 PM)
I bought a CD thinking it was John's book.  It has the same title.  Well, it's narrated by Kris Kristofferson and it has the surviving Doors input as well as Paul Rothchild, Danny Sugerman, Frank Lisciandro and Patricia Kennealy all telling of their memories and experiences with Jim.  It is pretty interesting though to hear these people talk about Jim.

View Post



Yeah thats part of a whole series on rock music.....I am not 100% sure but was it not one of those 'not available in the shops' things from Time/Warner or someone?
Its a cool prog all the same.......

#12 screamofthebutterfly

screamofthebutterfly

    Debut

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 103 posts

Posted 17 August 2005 - 08:24 AM

QUOTE(TheWallsScreamedPoetry @ Aug 17 2005, 02:43 PM)
Yeah thats part of a whole series on rock music.....I am not 100% sure but was it not one of those 'not available in the shops' things from Time/Warner or someone?
Its a cool prog all the same.......

View Post



It may be.  I got it off of ebay.  I was looking in the liner notes and there is a list of other ones like it.  There's some about Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones and some others I can't remember.

#13 The Keys

The Keys

    Debut

  • Omega
  • Pip
  • 219 posts

Posted 28 August 2005 - 06:11 PM

QUOTE(TheWallsScreamedPoetry @ Aug 8 2005, 06:39 PM)
Riders On The Storm" Audio Book Seven Wolves -ISBN0-9627387-9-4 (US 1991) Note: biography read by John Densmore. 8 tapes,11 hours.

I thought I had seen it somewhere.
8 tapes 11 hours read by John.......lets see a CD version .....

View Post




I'd like to hear that.
Sounds great!

Thanks for the info.

#14 Guest_TheWallsScreamedPoetry_*

Guest_TheWallsScreamedPoetry_*
  • Guests

Posted 15 November 2005 - 07:30 AM

Just started to listen to it on disc and its pretty amazing to hear John read the book....he gives it that extra dimension that brings an emotional heart to his words in a similar way Jim's spoken word poetry does to the flat emotionless pages of the poetry books.....looking forward to hearing the rest.... smile.gif

#15 Guest_TheWallsScreamedPoetry_*

Guest_TheWallsScreamedPoetry_*
  • Guests

Posted 16 November 2005 - 03:07 AM

Great to hear John actually singing the lyrics he uses in the book and also using the drums to enhance his storytelling.......pretty damn amazing....

Just out of interest has anyone got any info on the spoken word version?
Where was it recorded?
How long did it take to record?
Who was involved in it etc?

It certainly is a fantastic way to read a book hearing the author ......it's like being a kid again and getting a bedtime story....cool!!!



#16 breakonthru

breakonthru

    Debut

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 33 posts

Posted 28 February 2006 - 01:34 PM

QUOTE(TheWallsScreamedPoetry @ Nov 15 2005, 03:30 PM) View Post

Just started to listen to it on disc and its pretty amazing to hear John read the book....he gives it that extra dimension that brings an emotional heart to his words in a similar way Jim's spoken word poetry does to the flat emotionless pages of the poetry books.....looking forward to hearing the rest.... smile.gif


Is this on CD?  If so, where can I get it?  I can only find the cassette (8 in a set) for $65....I would really love to hear it but don't want to get a bunch of cassettes....any info would be appreciated......

#17 gotothelight

gotothelight

    L.A. Woman

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,957 posts

Posted 14 March 2006 - 03:25 AM

Hi..
I'm not sure I've ever seen it on cd, just the cassette collection. I have it and recommend it very very highly. Hearing the inflections in John's voice, sometimes the emotion, not to mention the drumming and John singing the lyrics to the songs.. is well worth the hassle of cassettes. Get it! You'll be happy you did.

#18 Persian Poet

Persian Poet

    Debut

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

Posted 12 October 2006 - 04:45 PM

I just got this collection at a Goodwill store for $7.99. I think it's a pretty good deal compared to other places. biggrin.gif Havent listened to it yet, I'll comment back and let you guys know what I think later.

#19 knowidea

knowidea

    Morrison Hotel

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,199 posts

Posted 13 October 2006 - 08:56 AM

Hey Persian Poet.........good to see you.   Are you planning on being at the 40th??

#20 Persian Poet

Persian Poet

    Debut

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

Posted 14 October 2006 - 11:40 PM

It's good to see you again too Jim, yes I am planning to go to the 40th anniversary festivities. Should be a really great night, can't wait, are you going too?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users