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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. (thanks, chloe - st. louis, MO)
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.
Don Brewer of Grand Funk
The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.
Phil Hurtt ("I'll Be Around")
Phil was a songwriter, producer and voice behind many Philadelphia soul classics. When disco hit, he got an interesting project: The Village People.
Meet the "sassy basket" with the biggest voice in country music.
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound
, plus a collection of other classics for the likes of Aftershock, Ali and Goodfellaz.