Love Lion: Michael McClure and Ray Manzarek (1991)

Genres - Language & Literature, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Concerts  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |  
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Beat poet Michael McClure served as inspiration and mentor to late rock legend Jim Morrison. In Love Lion, McClure joins Morrison bandmate and Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek for a collaboration of music and poetry. Regarded by many as having pushed American poetry into new directions of ecological and social consciousness, McClure has been cited as an influence by many of the significant Beat writers. Manzarek improvises on the keyboard, delivering supple melodies and staccato accompaniment as McClure reads from his sprawling works in this video from directors Sheldon Rochlin and Maxine Harris.