Ray Manzarek on rock’s sexiest burnout
By JOSEPH BARRACATO
Jim Morrison liked to brag about his fast-lane lifestyle. “I’m gonna get my kicks before the whole s – – thouse goes up in flames,” he was fond of saying.
Turns out his body was the s – – thouse. And like an arsonist in leather pants, he burned it to the last cinder, a spectacle that nobody close to him enjoyed watching.
“It was very upsetting to sit by and watch him deteriorate,” Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek tells The Post while reminiscing about the Lizard King’s most debauched moments. The dark side of Morrison’s fame and charisma is revisited in the new documentary “When You’re Strange: A Film About The Doors,” out on DVD Tuesday, also featuring guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
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