SONG OF THE DAY The Doors – Moonlight Drive (live)

Last night I ventured out into the cold, frosty night to sit under the big, bright, magical blue supermoon, so naturally my song choice of the day is moon inspired..

So, imagine it’s a hot July day on Venice beach in the summer of 1965, two ULCA acquaintances Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison meet and the topic of music and songwriting is brought up.

Jim is asked to sing the a few words from one of the songs he has been working on and the lines, ‘Let’s swim to the moon, uh huh Let’s climb through the tide, Penetrate the evenin’ that the City sleeps to hide’ drifts out into the excited ears of Ray who immediately exclaimed ‘Wow, those are the greatest lyrics I’ve ever heard for a rock n roll song.’…the rest as they say…..

Despite its relevance to the bands inception, ‘Moonlight Drive’ didn’t appear until The Doors second album, ‘Strange Days.’  What a corker of a song though and a live corker at that!!

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