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Album: LA WomanReleased: 1971Charted:
Doors guitarist Robby Krieger wrote this song on a 12-string guitar. It is about the numerous times his girlfriend (and later, wife), Lynn, threatened to leave him. "Every time we had an argument, she used to get pissed off and go out the door, and she'd slam the door so loud the house would shake," Krieger said.
Krieger, John Densmore, and Ray Manzarek recorded a new version with Bo Diddley for the 2000 Doors tribute album Stoned Immaculate.
This was the last album they recorded with Jim Morrison, who died shortly after it was released.
This was recorded in a very casual atmosphere. The musicians all played together, with no overdubs. They produced it themselves, which meant they could relax and make their own rules. The whole album was recorded in just two weeks.
The title is a twist on a phrase Duke Ellington popularized. At his concerts, he would say, "we love you madly."