Godin recently stopped by Grantland contributor Brian Koppelman’s “The Moment with Brian Koppelman” podcast, where he shared his thoughts on the two iconic artists in the hour-long episode, Dylan framed as an artist for whom the “search has never ended” in terms of taking risks by Koppelman.
“Bob is a working artist, he’s not Jim Morrison,” Godin said. “Jim Morrison wasn’t a professional, Jim Morrison was an amateur hack who a lot of people admired because he was willing to die in front of us, but he was not a professional. If he was a professional, he’d still be around.”
Godin was likely talking about Morrison’s professional conduct rather than his output though because, on paper, the Doors were slightly more prolific than Bob Dylan during their active years. Dylan had a head start considering he was two years older and the Doors didn’t form until summer of 1965 — by which time Dylan had released his sixth album. But between 1965 and 1971, Dylan released five albums while the Doors released six.