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Album: Morrison HotelReleased: 1970
This was one of the first songs The Doors recorded. They played it on a demo they recorded in 1965. They did not release it until 1970 because they didn't feel the recording quality was up to standard.
Indian Summer is an extended warm spell in Autumn.
This hypnotic piece was inspired by a car accident in the desert when Jim Morrison was four years old, and his family was on the way to New Mexico. A family of Native Americans were injured and possibly killed. Morrison was quoted as saying: "The souls of the ghosts of those dead Indians... were just running around freaking out, and just leaped into my soul. And they're still in there." This scene is portrayed at the beginning of Oliver Stone's movie The Doors
Even though this was one of the first songs they wrote, The Doors never played it live because they thought it would sound insignificant compared to "The End
," an Oedipal opus that was a staple of their early live shows.