[–] cynicaloldfart 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

"Mr. Mojo Risin'" is an anagram for "Jim Morrison." Early blues musicians often referred to their "Mojo," like in the Muddy Waters song "Got My Mojo Working." Keyboardist Ray Manzarek explained the song's meaning to Uncut magazine September 2011: "A song about driving madly down the LA freeway - either heading into LA or going out on the 405 up to San Francisco. You're a beatnik on the road, like Kerouac and Neal Cassady, barreling down the freeway as fast as you can go."

Morrison got the idea for the "City of Night" lyric from John Rechy's 1963 book of the same name. The book describes a sordid world of sexual perversion, which Morrison translated to Los Angeles. They put this together in the studio and recorded it live with no overdubs. It came together surprisingly well. Guitarist Robby Krieger has called it "the quintessential Doors song." The Doors performed this live only once, in Dallas at the State Fair Music Hall on December 11, 1970. The only live recording of this is on the bootleg If It Ain't One Thing, It's Another.

For their studio albums, the band quietly supplemented their core lineup with session pros handling the low end. Some of these contributions were overdubbed separately from the band, but for L.A. Woman, they wanted the live sound of musicians playing together. Co-producer Bruce Botnick suggested Jerry Scheff, fresh from backing Elvis Presley at Las Vegas' International Hotel. Morrison, a massive Presley fan, was thrilled. So was Densmore. "Jerry was incredible; an in-the-pocket man," the drummer told Classic Rock magazine. "He allowed me to communicate rhythmically with Morrison, and he slowed Ray down, when his right hand on the keyboards got too darn fast." The band also called upon guitarist Marc Benno, who was making a name for himself playing with Leon Russell. He contributed the percussive James Brown-like rhythm guitar stabs on this track.

Here's a version from L.A. Woman 40th Anniversary - 2007 release with a slightly different mixing. Sounds a little closer to what it must have sounded like in the studio when recorded.

[–] ElectricCanabull [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And then sometimes the song just fits.

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