Love Me Two Times" is a song by The Doors. It was written by the band and first appeared on the 1967 album . It was released as the second single (after " Strange Days People Are Strange") from that album, and reached number 25 on the charts in the US. [1 ]
Ray Manzarek played the final version of this song on a harpsichord, not a clavichord. See Ray Manzarek's book Light My Fire on page 258.
"Love Me Two Times" was considered to be somewhat risqué for radio airplay.
The lyrics were written by guitarist
Robby Krieger. According to band members, the song was about a soldier/sailor on his last day with his girlfriend before shipping out, ostensibly to war ( Vietnam).
Live versions [ edit ]
28 December 1967 Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA
17 March 1968 Back Bay Theatre - Boston, MA
6 September 1968 The Roundhouse - London, UK
18 September 1968 Copenhagen - Denmark, TV Show
20 September 1968 Konserthuset - Stockholm, Sweden (1st show)
20 September 1968 Konserthuset - Stockholm, Sweden (2nd show)
10 November 1968 Minneapolis Concert Hall - Minneapolis, MN
14 December 1968 L.A. Forum - Inglewood, California
24 January 1969 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
1 March 1969 Dinner Key Auditorium - Miami, FL
7 February 1970 Long Beach Sports Arena - Long Beach
18 April 1970 Honolulu Convention Center - Honolulu, HI
6 June 1970 Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum - Vancouver, BC
21 August 1970 Bakersfield Civic Auditorium - Bakersfield, CA
Cover versions [ edit ]
"Love Me Two Times" was covered by
Aerosmith for the soundtrack of the 1990 film (whose producers, Air America Carolco Pictures, would also produce a biopic about the Doors) and was also played at the band's performance that same year, where lead singer MTV Unplugged Steven Tyler dedicated the song to Jim Morrison, who performed with the Doors at the same venue of the Unplugged performance, the Ed Sullivan Theater, several years prior. The 1990 cover reached number 27 on the U.S. [2 ] Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. In 2001, the song was included on their greatest hits album, . In addition, their version was included on the Doors Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology tribute album . Stoned Immaculate It was also covered by pianist
George Winston on his album . Night Divides the Day – The Music of the Doors The song is also briefly covered in the song "Bitchin' Camaro" by the
Dead Milkmen, albeit with slightly altered lyrics. "Love Me Two Times" was also covered by
Joan Jett, and included on the compilation The Hit List.
References [ edit ]