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The Resource Set the night on fire : living, dying, and playing guitar with The Doors, Robby Krieger with Jeff Alulis

Set the night on fire : living, dying, and playing guitar with The Doors, Robby Krieger with Jeff Alulis

Label
Set the night on fire : living, dying, and playing guitar with The Doors
Title
Set the night on fire
Title remainder
living, dying, and playing guitar with The Doors
Statement of responsibility
Robby Krieger with Jeff Alulis
Title variation
Living, dying, and playing guitar with The Doors
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his tell-all, legendary Doors guitarist, Robby Krieger, one of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time," opens up about his band's meteoric career, his own darkest moments, and the most famous black eye in rock 'n' roll. Few bands are as shrouded in the murky haze of rock mythology as The Doors, and parsing fact from fiction has been a virtually impossible task. But now, after fifty years, The Doors' notoriously quiet guitarist is finally breaking his silence to set the record straight. Through a series of vignettes, Robby Krieger takes readers back to where it all happened: the pawn shop where he bought his first guitar; the jail cell he was tossed into after a teenage drug bust; his parents' living room where his first songwriting sessions with Jim Morrison took place; the empty bars and backyard parties where The Doors played their first awkward gigs; the studios where their iconic songs were recorded; and the many concert venues that erupted into historic riots. SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE is packed with never-before-told stories from The Doors' most vital years, and offers a fresh perspective on the most infamous moments of the band's career. Krieger also goes into heartbreaking detail about his life's most difficult struggles, ranging from drug addiction to cancer, but he balances out the sorrow with humorous anecdotes about run-ins with unstable fans, famous musicians, and one really angry monk. SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE is at once an insightful time capsule of the '60s counterculture, a moving reflection on what it means to find oneself as a musician, and a touching tale of a life lived non-traditionally. It's not only a must-read for Doors fans, but an essential volume of American pop culture history
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CNEDM
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Krieger, Robby
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Alulis, Jeff
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  • Krieger, Robby
  • Doors (Musical group)
  • Guitarists
  • Rock musicians
Target audience
adult
Label
Set the night on fire : living, dying, and playing guitar with The Doors, Robby Krieger with Jeff Alulis
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Publication
Note
Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Henry Hudson Hotel -- The Worst Hair in Rock 'n' Roll -- Beware the Stare That Threatens All Mankind -- Wicked Go the Doors -- Send My Credentials to the House of Detention -- The Living Room -- The Riot Concert -- Guitarras Ramírez -- Three Words -- Between Clark and Hilldale -- Unknown Soldiers -- A Quest for Enlightenment: Part I -- Ronny -- A Quest for Enlightenment: Part II -- Eleven Minutes, Forty-One Seconds -- Pain Is Something to Carry, Like a Radio -- The First Album -- Me and Willie -- Love Street -- 1967 -- Let's Feed Ice Cream to the Rats -- The Teenage Awards Music International Show -- Strange Days -- Lynn -- Lifetime Achievement -- Pam -- A Really Big Shoe -- Carry Me, Caravan, Take Me Away -- Feast of the Resurrection -- Waiting for the Sun -- Ship of Fools -- Time to Aim Your Arrows at the Sun -- Keep Your Eyes on the Road, Your Hands upon the Wheel -- The Incident -- The 27 Club -- Chasing the Dragon -- Waylon -- The Soft Parade -- The Black Eye -- The Wings of Madness -- The Trial -- One Froggy Evening -- Enough to Base a Movie On -- Morrison Hotel -- Blue Jacarandas -- Immoral in Nature -- The New Creatures -- The Other Trial -- L.A. Woman -- In Tribute -- Other Voices and Full Circle -- The King -- This Is the End -- The Greatest Par Three Hole in America -- An American Prayer -- Occupation: Musician, Organist -- Nirvana
Control code
on1262792160
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 422 pages
Isbn
9780316243346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1262792160
Label
Set the night on fire : living, dying, and playing guitar with The Doors, Robby Krieger with Jeff Alulis
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Henry Hudson Hotel -- The Worst Hair in Rock 'n' Roll -- Beware the Stare That Threatens All Mankind -- Wicked Go the Doors -- Send My Credentials to the House of Detention -- The Living Room -- The Riot Concert -- Guitarras Ramírez -- Three Words -- Between Clark and Hilldale -- Unknown Soldiers -- A Quest for Enlightenment: Part I -- Ronny -- A Quest for Enlightenment: Part II -- Eleven Minutes, Forty-One Seconds -- Pain Is Something to Carry, Like a Radio -- The First Album -- Me and Willie -- Love Street -- 1967 -- Let's Feed Ice Cream to the Rats -- The Teenage Awards Music International Show -- Strange Days -- Lynn -- Lifetime Achievement -- Pam -- A Really Big Shoe -- Carry Me, Caravan, Take Me Away -- Feast of the Resurrection -- Waiting for the Sun -- Ship of Fools -- Time to Aim Your Arrows at the Sun -- Keep Your Eyes on the Road, Your Hands upon the Wheel -- The Incident -- The 27 Club -- Chasing the Dragon -- Waylon -- The Soft Parade -- The Black Eye -- The Wings of Madness -- The Trial -- One Froggy Evening -- Enough to Base a Movie On -- Morrison Hotel -- Blue Jacarandas -- Immoral in Nature -- The New Creatures -- The Other Trial -- L.A. Woman -- In Tribute -- Other Voices and Full Circle -- The King -- This Is the End -- The Greatest Par Three Hole in America -- An American Prayer -- Occupation: Musician, Organist -- Nirvana
Control code
on1262792160
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 422 pages
Isbn
9780316243346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1262792160

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