Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Doors: Moonlight Drive.


"Moonlight Drive" was one of the tracks on The Doors' second album, Strange Days. Although it was on the B-side (of "Love Me Two Times")."Moonlight Drive"'s defining feature was its off-beat rhythm and Robby Krieger's 'Bottle-neck' guitar which creates an eerie sound. The song is one of the first written by lead singer Jim Morrison, who wrote the lyrics while he was living on a rooftop in Venice Beach, California.




Studio album by The Doors
Released: September 25, 1967
Recorded: February–August 1967 at Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Genre: Psychedelic rock, acid rock
Length: 35:25
Label: Elektra
Producer: Paul A. Rothchild

8 comments:

Paul 2 said...

Dawn , one of my favorite Doors tunes,from (if I had to chose ) The Doors best sounding LP'. A few years ago as a gift I got a set of all the Doors LP's( except LA Woman) all look to have been first or second press runs. As a Audiophile this was hitting like hitting the Mother Lode 40 plus tear old Lp's in mint condition.
This Lp's sound is not to be believed. A 40 plus year old Lp smokes any CD version I've ever heard. Credit the disc mastering by Ray Hagerty and most of all Bruce Botnick, who did all of the Doors engineering.
There is a great set of interviews with Bruce about working with the Doors and his other projects at www. Musicangle.com. just type Bruce Bottnick in the engineer search. This is must reading for any Doors fan

Paul 2 said...

I just checked the Musicangle site, just type The Doors in the search,it works faster

Paul S said...

Moonlight Drive features in one of my absolute favourite films Two-Lane Blacktop.
In fact a dispute over the music rights to the song was one of the main reasons "Two-Lane" didn't get a video or DVD release for over 30 years!

Dawn said...

Paul2,I'm a huge fan of the Doors, I think my favoite Doors song is, Riders on the Storm. I will for the interviews with Bruce. I bet he has some great stories. Thank you for the link.

PaulS, I have not seen the film, Two-Lane Blacktop. I will look for it. Thank you for the fun facts

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