L.A. Woman (song)

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"L.A. Woman"
Song by The Doors from the album L.A. Woman
Released April 1971
Recorded December 1970-January 1971
Genre Blues rock, hard rock, psychedelic rock
Length 7:49 (original version)
7:59 (40th anniversary edit)
Label Elektra
Writer Jim Morrison
Robby Krieger
Ray Manzarek
John Densmore
Producer The Doors
Bruce Botnick
L.A. Woman track listing
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"L.A. Woman"

"L.A. Woman" is a song by American rock band The Doors. The song is the title track on their 1971 album L.A. Woman, the final album to feature Jim Morrison before his death on 3 July 1971.

In the song's bridge, Morrison repeats the phrase "Mr. Mojo Risin'," which is an anagram of "Jim Morrison".[1]

The song was recorded at The Doors Workshop on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, between December 1970 and January 1971. Morrison recorded his vocal part in the bathroom of the makeshift studio due to the room's natural reverb. Marc Benno was a second guitarist on the session, Jerry Scheff played electric bass guitar.

The 40th Anniversary edition of the album version begins with a guitar riff of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee".


In 1985, 14 years after Morrison's death, Ray Manzarek directed and Rick Schmidlin produced a music video for the song. It was aired on MTV and included in the Doors film Dance on Fire.


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Morrison's handwritten original lyrics to 1971's LA Woman.

A yellow sheet of lined A4 paper with the lyrics of "L.A. Woman" written by Jim Morrison, was auctioned in Berkshire, UK for £13,000 on Aug 4, 2009.[2]


Jim Morrison - vocals

Ray Manzarek - Rhodes piano, tack piano

Robby Krieger - lead guitar

Marc Benno - rhythm guitar

Jerry Scheff - bass

John Densmore - drums

Later covers


  1. "Mr Mojo Risin'". BBC Radio 2. British Broadcasting Corporation. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Jim Morrison's lyrics open The Doors at auction for $200,700". Paulfrasercollectibles.com. Retrieved 2014-04-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Johnny Loftus. "Charmed Life - Billy Idol | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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