Dec 14

Mr. Mojo: Jim Morrison, A Poet or a Drunken, Selfish Rock Star?


Mr. Mojo: A Biography of Jim Morrison, is a look at who Jim Morrison really was. Written by Dylan Jones who has written 14 other rock and roll icon books, is a different take on the myth, the man who so many people thought was the sexy God of rock.

Millions of people the world over thought Jim Morrison was a rock and roll star who would live forever in their heads as the ultra famous star who nearly every rock star has copied for the last fifty years. Numerous stars have mimicked his sexy moves, his sultry, moody singing style to his hanging drunkenly onto a microphone falling on stage still singing. Morrison was the first star to throw himself into the crowd—who caught him and carried the God-like star around, safely putting him back on stage. Many singers such as Michael Hutchence, Iggy Pop and David Bowie all tried to perform just like Morrison and some failed miserably.

I love Mr. Mojo, because Jones does not cast Morrison as a rock God, he tells the truth. And it’s about time! Instead he writes a book with tons of research about a hedonistic, self absorbed, selfish, rude, immature, know it all.
Morrison was a smart guy who studied poetry, used people and who young girls in the 1960’s and 1970’s threw themselves at Morrison’s feet to only have him use them and cast them away.

I always thought Jim Morrison was played up as more than he really was years ago. His image as a rock and roll God was overplayed and he wasn’t really what everyone thought he was. I love that Dylan Jones talks about how Jim Morrison becomes a legend, how sexy he was, while at the same time telling how Morrison really was like in real life.

Mr. Mojo is a fast, stellar, insightful read. If you were born in the 1960’s or 1970’s and listened to or were subjected to numerous radio stations blasting out Morrison’s and The Doors songs from those days, you may have adored them or become sick of hearing those tired songs playing on those tired radio stations. Momzinga.com


  1. Myles Hillary

    If Jim were writing this review he would at least have the originality to not rip off The Goo Goo Dolls in his closing remark.

  2. kjohnsinxs@yahoo.com

    That’s the point Myles, to quote the Goos, who are from my hometown of Buffalo, NY! Crawl out from under your rock and buy a sense of humor!!

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