The Doors: Mr Mojo Risin’
Saturday, 9pm, Studio Attention cryptic crossword fans: the title of this documentary about the making of the Doors’ final album, L.A. Woman, is an anagram of a band member’s name. This is also the story, made with 20/20 hindsight last year for the album’s 40th anniversary, of how one of the world’s truly great rock and blues bands got back its mojo in time to record the masterpiece that includes the curiously ambient Riders on the Storm, the enduring title track and the huge international hit single Love Her Madly. Told in the words of the surviving Doors, and with commentary by leading journalists and commentators, Mr Mojo Risin’ is a terrific journey into what made the band tick and why the American establishment in particular took exception to the very existence of the Doors. Some exaggerated claims are made for the relevance of the band. According to one commentator, the Doors ‘‘ were working on an intellectual and lyrical level that was just higher than most other people’’. Right. It may be a little grandiose at times but the documentary is incredibly well-made and will bring new insights to fans.