When you start googling Jim Morrison, eventually you are going to run into a penis story. Whether it was the time he was arrested after a show in Miami for “lewd and lascivious behavior in public by exposing his private parts and by simulating masturbation and oral copulation” plus two other counts of indecent exposure, or just estimates on the size of his “lizard king.”
But these days the closest you can be to Morrison acting erotically is through his music. And depending on how big of a fan you are, you may have gotten closer than you think. When The Doors were in the studio working on their album Strange Days, they were having problems with the second track, “You’re Lost Little Girl.” The guitarist was able to nail his part by smoking some super-strength black hash and playing in the dark, which is exactly what I do when I get stuck on a particularly tough Sudoku puzzle. But Morrison needed something more to nail the vocals that were higher and softer than he was used to.
The producer came up with a ridiculous idea: Why not hire a hooker to come in and give Jim a blowjob while he sang? Someone must have pointed out that it would be crazy to pay somebody to do what millions of people were willing to do for free, so legend has it that Morrison’s girlfriend Pamela Courson came and lent a … mouth.
Sure, it’s not like hacking with a gun to your head while getting serviced like in Swordfish, but still. Most of you probably can’t ask your employer to make sure you have blowjobs at the ready if you find yourself stuck on some difficult project.
Unfortunately, at least one person claims that the story might not be as cool as advertised. Oh, he’s not claiming Morrison didn’t get a blowjob while laying down a track, but drummer John Densmore says that in the end they went with a different, and probably far-less-distracted, take.
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