L.A. Woman (song)
"L.A. Woman" is a song by the American rock band the Doors. The song is the title track of their 1971 album L.A. Woman, the final album to feature Jim Morrison before his death on July 3, 1971. LA Weekly named it No. 1 on their list of "the 20 best songs about the city of Los Angeles".
Morrison's handwritten original lyrics
|Song by the Doors|
|from the album L.A. Woman|
|Recorded||December 1970 – January 1971|
|Studio||The Doors' Workshop, Los Angeles|
In the song's bridge, Morrison repeats the phrase "Mr. Mojo Risin'," which is an anagram of his name "Jim Morrison". The song's lyrics were inspired by John Rechy’s transgressive 1963 novel City of Night. In 1985, fourteen years after Morrison's death, Ray Manzarek directed and Rick Schmidlin produced a music video for the song. It was aired on MTV and included in the Doors film Dance on Fire.
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