Morrison’s studio-wrecking night revealedOctober 17th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) A music moghul and a technician have revealed one of the craziest nights of The Doors tragic star Jim Morrison when he destroyed a recording studio.
The group was recording its self-titled debut in 1966 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood when the rocker dropped acid after a long studio session and returned to put out an imaginary fire, reports fashion.ie.
“He had an epiphany. He came back to the studio, thinking we were still there, but couldn’t get into the control room. He turned over the ashtrays, then emptied the fire extinguisher because he thought they were on fire,” said engineer Bruce Botnik.
Elektra Records president Jac Holzman covered the cost of the damage quickly because he didn’t want word to spread about his unruly new signings.
Holzman revealed studio boss Tutti Camarata was about to call the police.
“I rushed over (there) and said, ‘I agree, it’s out of control. I’ll pay for the damages’,” he said.
The music mogul admits that was the first of many incidents he was forced to clean up for Morrison.
“Jim was a guy who would test the limits. He was always seeing what he could get away with. Unfortunately, he got away with a lot,” said Holzman, who never charged Morrison or The Doors for the cost of repairing the damage to Sunset Sound.
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