I suppose if Jack Kerouac had never written On the Road, The Doors would never have existed. It opened the floodgates and we read everything we could get our hands on — Howl, Allen Ginsberg; Gasoline, Gregory Corso; A Coney Island of the Mind, Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Peyote Poem, Michael McClure…
All mind-benders, soul-twisters, heart-openers, foot-tappers, bone-crushers, eye-wideners… and general fine things. I suggest you read them all.— Ray Manzarek, Light My Fire
Books & Film
- The Poet in Exile: A Journey Into the Mystic – Read the first chapter of Ray’s first novel.
- Light My Fire – Read an excerpt from Ray’s autobiography.
- Love Her Madly – A film by Ray Manzarek. Includes an appearance by Michael McClure.