WCSX Classic Cuts
The Doors: “Love Me Two Times”
The Hook: Robby Krieger owns up that he copped the song’s main lick.
Album: Strange Days
Writer: Robby Krieger
Stats: The second single off Strange Days, it peaked at number-25 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Background: The first song guitarist Robby Krieger ever wrote became The Doors’ breakout hit. He talks about his next crack at composition.
Doors guitarist Robby Krieger on “Love Me Two Times.” OC:…your girlfriend. :20
“’Love Me Two Times’ was the song I wrote after ‘Light My Fire.’ I wanted to do a blues and I kinda copped the lick from a guy named Spider John Koerner, who did a song called ‘Downbound Train’ on an album called The Blues Project. But the song is about sort of going off to war, maybe, and missing your girlfriend.”