Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Dec 6, 2011 15:13:31 GMT
One of Jim's more obvious autobiographical tributes to his girlfriend Pam Courson. Pam the queen and he the monster dressed in black leather. The obvious points of note that of course Jim and Pam were never married nor did they have offspring.
The music borrows it's opening from 1958's 'Bad Boy' by Larry Williams a song also covered by the Beatles in 1965.
John Densmore in ROTS said he was not happy with the music on this song. "It had some nice autobiographical lyrics from Jim but the track never settled into a good groove. It was the first time I ever felt we let Jim down in supporting his words."
"Cool jazz. A trio with a nightclub singer. John playing some very hip brushes on the snare. Harvey Brooks on bass. I'm on a Bill Evans homage acoustic piano. Imagine yourself in a smoky jazz joint in the Village circa 1962 with Jim as a world weary existential balladeer singing a tale of love. That's the mood we were going for. Ray Manzarek
Love this cocktail lizard lounge version. John Densmore