Today’s Friday Flipside comes from Jim Morrison and The Doors. I realized that I hadn’t featured anything on Friday by this iconic group. Today’s selection, “Moonlight Drive,” is the “B” side of “Love Me Two Times.” Both appeared on the 1967 album “Strange Days.”
The song starts with Ray Manzarek playing the bass notes of a piano in unison with John Densmore’s bass drum and guest musician Doug Lubahn’s bass guitar. Shortly into the song, Robby Krieger plays a unique slide guitar accompaniment and later a full blown slide lead.
Although “Love Me Two Times” still receives a modicum amount of airplay on both Classic Rock and Oldies stations in the US, the original single only charted at #25. “Strange Days,” the bands second album, tipped the scales by peaking at #3 on the album charts.