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The Doors — Love Street
Album: Waiting For The Sun
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Released: 1968
Length: 2:40
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She lives on Love Street
Lingers long on Love Street
She has a house and garden
I would like to see what happens

She has robes and she has monkeys
Lazy diamond-studded flunkies
She has wisdom and knows what to do
She has me and she has you

She has wisdom and knows what to do
She has me and she has you

I see you live on Love Street
There's the store where the creatures meet
I wonder what they do in there
Summer Sunday and a year
I guess I like it fine, so far

She lives on Love Street
Lingers long on Love Street
She has a house and garden
I would like to see what happens

La la la, la-la la-la
La la la, la-la la-la
La la la, la-la la-la
La la la, la-la la-la
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 Typesbad wrote:
Um.. not one of their best.  Might be one of their worst.  I'll have to pull out the vinyl and check.
 
Not a masterwork I’ll concede but I’ve always rather liked this track, its fun!
Um.. not one of their best.  Might be one of their worst.  I'll have to pull out the vinyl and check.
I like most of the Doors' catalogue but Jim doesn't sound too invested in this track
 Hannio wrote:

I'd like to hear Shatner do this one.

 

I see you live... on... LOVE...street...

There's this STORE...where the... CREATURES MEET...

 

undsoweiter.



 
Oh, how perfect that would be!...
 Shesdifferent wrote:
A song for Haight-Ashbury?

 
naw, I'd say the San Diego suburbs


 greiffenstein wrote:
It's the most baffling thing in the world.  I simply don't see what the world hears in this music.  I find it bland, uninspired, and fronted by a totally charmless lead vocalist.  

 
It's totally understandable...not everyone has the same tastes.  As a big fan of The Doors' music I can say this is from one of the two studio albums that are only good, not great (Waiting for the Sun and Soft Parade, #s 3 and 4 of 6 total) - although when you realize that this was a poem he wrote to the love of his life, Pam, maybe it sounds a little better?  I'm rating it a lowly 9.  Long Live RP!
It's the most baffling thing in the world.  I simply don't see what the world hears in this music.  I find it bland, uninspired, and fronted by a totally charmless lead vocalist.  
I'm in love with this song.

 We re-named my old neighborhood street "Love street" back in 68, good year!


Did I already post here that this is the best Doors song ever (in my humble opinion of course) and one of the most sweet songs ever?
{#Bananapiano}

I'd like to hear Shatner do this one.

 

I see you live... on... LOVE...street...

There's this STORE...where the... CREATURES MEET...

 

undsoweiter.


la la la, lalalala!!  very nice tune!
 raygun75 wrote:
I consider Love Street to be one of my favorite Doors song. Beautiful romantic song. Awesome piano bits. I've never heard any radio station play this song before. Count on RP to do it. 

 
Totally agree, except that for me this is absolutely THE favorite Doors song!
I consider Love Street to be one of my favorite Doors song. Beautiful romantic song. Awesome piano bits. I've never heard any radio station play this song before. Count on RP to do it. 
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Jim Morrison and Pam Courson by Susie Susie
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"Love Street" is a 1968 song by The Doors which appears on their album Waiting For The Sun. The song is about the street in Laurel Canyon, California, where Jim Morrison lived with his girlfriend Pamela Courson. Their address was 8021 Rothdell Trail. Morrison and Courson referred to Rothdell Trail as "Love Street" because they would sit on the balcony and watch countless hippies walk by. Morrison also wrote the "Waiting For The Sun" album here, and most of "Soft Parade", along with countless poems. Love Street was originally a poem that Jim wrote for Pam about their time in the house on Love Street. Robby Krieger suggested it be a song, and put music to it. The poem turned into the gem of a song we all know as Love Street. Rumor has it that Neil Young wrote the song "Cinnamon Girl" about her, as well as "The Needle and the Damage Done", but both have been denied.

Pamela Susan Courson
(December 22, 1946 - April 25, 1974) was the long-term companion of Jim Morrison, vocalist of The Doors.  Courson was portrayed by Meg Ryan in Oliver Stone's 1991 film, The Doors.   wikipedia




 
Calypsus_1, thanks as always for providing photos and drawings to RP. A great pic--I'd never seen a straight-on shot of Pam. They both look great. Nice backstory about the song. 

Not too keen on the song, though: maybe it came from a good place inside Jim but tonight it sounds a bit like album filler. A good idea that wasn't worked on enough, perhaps. I'm one of those who think that a lot of Doors songs have stood the test of time, but this ain't my fave.  
I do not love street.
Hi Bill,

could you add this song to the play list? It has been sometime.

thanks and greetings from The Netherlands!
 
Jim Morrison and Pam Courson by Susie Susie
https://www.flickr.com/photos/susiesusie/

Copyright All rights reserved

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"Love Street" is a 1968 song by The Doors which appears on their album Waiting For The Sun. The song is about the street in Laurel Canyon, California, where Jim Morrison lived with his girlfriend Pamela Courson. Their address was 8021 Rothdell Trail. Morrison and Courson referred to Rothdell Trail as "Love Street" because they would sit on the balcony and watch countless hippies walk by. Morrison also wrote the "Waiting For The Sun" album here, and most of "Soft Parade", along with countless poems. Love Street was originally a poem that Jim wrote for Pam about their time in the house on Love Street. Robby Krieger suggested it be a song, and put music to it. The poem turned into the gem of a song we all know as Love Street. Rumor has it that Neil Young wrote the song "Cinnamon Girl" about her, as well as "The Needle and the Damage Done", but both have been denied.

Pamela Susan Courson
(December 22, 1946 - April 25, 1974) was the long-term companion of Jim Morrison, vocalist of The DoorsCourson was portrayed by Meg Ryan in Oliver Stone's 1991 film, The Doors.   wikipedia




Writer Phil Cousineau, Photographer Eric Lawton and Musician John Densmore by gregg chadwick
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Phil Cousineau, Eric Lawton and Doors Drummer John Densmore at BookSoup in Hollywood on May 5, 2010

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John Paul Densmore (born December 1, 1944) is an American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the
drummer of the rock group The Doors.

Densmore wrote his best-selling autobiography, Riders On The Storm (publ. 1990), about his life and the time he spent with Morrison and The Doors. In the first chapter Densmore describes the solemn day on which he and the band finally visited Morrison's grave around three years after he had actually died. As the drummer and an influential member of The Doors, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He and Robby Krieger worked as technical advisers on the 1991 film, The Doors, but while they were impressed with Val Kilmer's performance as Morrison, they were unhappy with the film as a whole.

Densmore, popular as a rock drummer, expressed a desire to return to his roots as a jazz drummer. In 2006, his new band, Tribaljazz, released their first album of original work.

Densmore played the rare Mod Orange Ludwig drum sets from 1967 to 1971. This was his signature set on most of The Doors videos and photo shoots. He also played a White Marine Pearl Ludwig set alternating between the two. He is seen playing a White Marine Pearl Gretsch set in some photo and video shots. This was his first set with The Doors.



Sweet like a summer morning. Again another great track musically where the Doors show jazzy flair.

10 !!! siempre
Makes me think of walking on Venice Beach   {#Good-vibes}
 tonypf wrote:
Yah, I agree. However, it still evokes a moment of sweetness from the summer of '68.
 
I agree, hearing this song brings back the summer of 68, hanging out with the surfers and wearing cut off jeans.

Close the doors.
GOOD!!! :motor:
:crown: :cheers: :good-vibes:
need more Doors on RP
Let's seen, Feb. 14, March 30, April 14, am I detecting a pattern in the eclectic mix
...........Is it Bill and Rebecca's anniversary?? ETA: ploafmaster, great minds, eh?
Wow, this is a seriously long "Love" set today...Is it Bill and Rebecca's anniversary, or something? Or is Bill just in the mood for love?
jakeinprogress wrote:
I don't think everything by the Doors has worn all that well. That might include this song, but I still like it...maybe more than I should.
Yah, I agree. However, it still evokes a moment of sweetness from the summer of '68.
Thanks RP for playing this gem.
ahhhhhhh smoooooth
One of my favorite Doors songs!
A song for Haight-Ashbury?
supremo wrote:
Wait a minute, Bill said he didn't know if he was going to do a V-Day set yet I'm seeing: The Doors - Love Street Pixies - La La Love You The Troggs - Love is All Around Bruce Cockburn - Southland of the Heart Hmm, the plot thickens...
You mean "sickens"! (that awful Norah Jones song)
supremo wrote:
Wait a minute, Bill said he didn't know if he was going to do a V-Day set yet I'm seeing: The Doors - Love Street Pixies - La La Love You The Troggs - Love is All Around Bruce Cockburn - Southland of the Heart Hmm, the plot thickens...
You missed all the kissing between Bill and Rebecca.
Very nice tune... :P Just love that Doors organ... Must say I first noticed this song, when I heard it in Oliver Stones' movie about The Doors.
My ex-wife lives on Hate Boulevard, believe the crossstreet is Spitefull Row..... LOL....
Wait a minute, Bill said he didn't know if he was going to do a V-Day set yet I'm seeing: The Doors - Love Street Pixies - La La Love You The Troggs - Love is All Around Bruce Cockburn - Southland of the Heart Hmm, the plot thickens...
I don't think everything by the Doors has worn all that well. That might include this song, but I still like it...maybe more than I should.
Crocky love old Doors...miss Jim. :sad:
like the valentine love theme... :kiss:
very cool...
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