Deep Tracks From 1971: ‘L.A. Woman’- The Doors. This is another song which I figured was a hit single-but it wasn’t even released as a single back in 1971. The title track from The Door’s 6th album- L.A. Weekly has named the song as the best single about the city of Los Angeles. I believe I would name it Hans favorite song by The Doors.
“Mr. Mojo Risin'” is an anagram for “Jim Morrison.” He repeats the phrase at the end of the song faster and faster to simulate orgasm. Early blues musicians often referred to their “Mojo,” like in the Muddy Waters song “Got My Mojo Working.”
Keyboardist Ray Manzarek explained the song’s meaning to Uncut magazine September 2011: “A song about driving madly down the LA freeway – either heading into LA or going out on the 405 up to San Francisco. You’re a beatnik on the road, like Kerouac and Neal Cassady, barreling down the freeway as fast as you can go.”
Morrison recorded his vocals in the studio bathroom to get a fuller sound. He spent a lot of time in there anyway because of all the beer he drank during the sessions.