Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin’ – The Story of L.A. Woman

‘Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin’ – The Story of L.A. Woman’ is a 2012 one-hour long documentary (or rockumentary, to better put it) on the creation process of the legendary last studio album L.A. Woman by the classic rock band The Doors (which were rooted in Los Angeles, California, of course).

Official poster/DVD cover for ‘Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Story of L.A. Woman’. Image source:

The documentary was directed by Martin R. Smith and focuses on interviews by the three surviving members of the band, more specifically keyboardist Raymond ‘Ray’ Daniel Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer/percussionist John Densmore. In addition, archive footage of former band member, singer-songwriter, poet, and frontman Jim Morrison are also displayed throughout the documentary.

L.A. Woman is the sixth and final studio album released by The Doors in April 1971. The LP was recorded between December 1970 and January 1971 at The Doors’ Workshop in Los Angeles, California and was produced by the band in collaboration with audio engineer and producer Bruce Botnick, being later on released through Elektra Records. The album has a total length of 48 minutes and 25 seconds. The album boasts of a very beautiful and enchanting blues rock sound coupled with rhythm & blues as well. It managed to produce two well-known singles as follows: ‘Love Her Madly’ and the iconic ‘Riders on the Storm’. The former was released in March 1971 whereas the latter in June 1971. Both singles were very successful in the Billboard charts in the United States.

The Doors – L.A. Woman (1971) frontal cover artwork. Image source:

Music critics noted the wonderful return of The Doors to their initial blues rock-tinted sound which gained them tremendous appreciation, both from the musical reviewers as well as from their long-time fans.

The following great, one-hour long documentary (or, shall I better say, rockumentary), explores the fantastic journey the band underwent throughout the creation process of one The Doors’ best studio albums, one that continues to fascinate countless generations of fans to this day.

Therefore, that being said and without any further needless ado or unwanted spoilers on my behalf, I wholeheartedly recommend integrally watching the following great rock documentary below (embedded via with subtitles in Spanish as well). I truly hope you’ll like it! All the best, much health, take care, stay safe, many blessings, and great peace your way! God bless you and keep on listening to classic rock!

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