By: James Sandham
In retrospect, Jim Morrison comes off alternately as an overweight, narcissistic drug addict, or a daydreamer carried away by the romance of his ideas. His side slugs – those overweight sideburns that gradually came to envelop the whole of his lower face – are emblematic of this conflicted legacy. Are they just hairy little receptacles of body oil or are they a throwback to the sensually poetic Romantic era? Only history will tell, my friends.