Depp tum­bles through the Door

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

Oh god, no. We all like Johnny Depp. But the ac­tor’s af­fec­tion for teen-friendly post-beat­nik prose (all that Hunter S Thomp­son stuff) does oc­ca­sion­ally hint at a cer­tain im­ma­tu­rity. Now, it has been re­vealed that Depp will read some of Jim Mor­ri­son’s ghastly verse on the sound­track to the (rather good) forth­com­ing Doors doc­u­men­tary, When You’re Strange.

Older read­ers will re­call that, back in 1978, the sur­viv­ing Doors mem­bers un­leashed an al­bum, largely com­posed of Mor­ri­son’s verse, called An Amer­i­can Prayer. Even the id­iots who lurk pa­thet­i­cally round the late hulk’s grave in Père Lachaise Ceme­tery have trou­ble pre­tend­ing to like that par­tic­u­lar mon­stros­ity.

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