Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Nov 30, 2011 16:18:51 GMT
Love Street is a 1968 song Jim Morrison wrote originally as a poem about the street in Laurel Canyon, California, where he lived on and off with his girlfriend Pamela Courson at 1812 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.
"There's a store where the creatures meet" referred to the Canyon Store which they would use to get food and drink. Many rock stars of the day lived near Courson's house. Jimmy Greenspoon of Three Dog Night, Frank Zappa, Gene Clark, Mama Cass, John & Michelle Phillips of Mama's & The Papa's, Clark's fellow Byrds David Crosby and Roger McGuinn. Morrison also wrote many of his later songs from that house.
It's a pleasant enough bubblegum kind of pop song with a few lyrical curved balls from Morrison that take it slightly above mundane. Musically The Doors sound fine but expend little effort as it's a period in The Doors where they were desperately trying to find their direction after two stunning LPs.