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Album: Waiting For The SunReleased: 1968
Doors guitarist Robby Krieger wrote this song, which showcases his talents on flamenco guitar, an instrument he started playing when he was 17. As for the lyrics... he's no Jim Morrison:
Silver and gold in the mountains of Spain
I have to see you again and again
The intro riff was taken from "Asturias," a classical piece by Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz (1860 - 1909).
Krieger played his guitar in a flamenco style. Some parts were processed through a fuzz box.
"Andalusia," which is referred to in the first verse, is the Southernmost area of Spain. It was repeatedly conquered by various groups until it was divided into eight provinces in 1833.