L.A. Woman (song)
"L.A. Woman" is a song by American rock band the Doors. The song is the title track on their 1971 album L.A. Woman, the final album to feature Jim Morrison before his death on July 3, 1971. In the song's bridge, Morrison repeats the phrase "Mr. Mojo Risin'," which is an anagram of "Jim Morrison". 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|
A yellow sheet of lined A4 paper with the lyrics of "L.A. Woman" written by Jim Morrison, was auctioned in Berkshire, UK for £13,000 on Aug 4, 2009. 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.
- The Leningrad Cowboys covered the song on their 1988 release 1917–1987.
- Billy Idol covered this song on his 1990 album Charmed Life.
- A Paul Oakenfold remix of "L.A. Woman" featured in episode #1.02 of Californication.
- Jane's Addiction covered the song as part of the "L.A. Medley" which also contained the songs "Nausea" by the L.A. based punk rock band X and "Lexicon Devil" from Germs.
- Particle covered this song with Robby Krieger, the guitarist from the Doors, on their Transformations Live album.
- World-music, rock band Days of the New covered the song for the Doors tribute album, Stoned Immaculate: The Music of The Doors.
- "Weird Al" Yankovic covered a short segment of the song on his first polka medley, "Polkas on 45", on his second studio album, "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D.
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- "The 20 Best Songs Ever Written About L.A." LA Weekly. October 15, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
- "Jim Morrison's lyrics open The Doors at auction for $200,700". Paulfrasercollectibles.com. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
- Johnny Loftus. "Billy Idol: Charmed Life – Review". AllMusic. Retrieved September 4, 2014.