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The End Is Always Near: Dread, Drunkenness and The Doors, Pt. 2

Lester Bangs, unpublished, 1975

HE BEGAN, like all drunks who have arrived at this stage of the movie, to get in trouble. Havoc on planes, arrested in airports. Pulling a John Lennon before the Beatle progressed to that nadir, pushing his way onto the stage of the Troubadour and raving drunkenly until arrested. Onstage, at a Doors concert this time, in New Haven, telling the crowd how he and a girl were Maced by police in the dressing room.

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