Tree Trunk

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"Tree Trunk"
Song by The Doors
Released July 1972
Recorded May 1972 – June 1972
Genre Psychedelic rock, rock
Length 2:59
Label Elektra
Writer Robby Krieger
Producer The Doors
Bruce Botnick

"Tree Trunk" is a song recorded and released in 1972 by The Doors.

"Tree Trunk" was recorded by the surviving members of The Doors as they assembled material for their second and final album, Full Circle, following the death of Jim Morrison. "Tree Trunk" was released as B-side for the "Get Up and Dance" single released by Elektra Records in July 1972, and was thus on the penultimate Doors single release.[1]

Non-album track[edit]

"Tree Trunk" is one of only three non-album B-sides to be released by the Doors. The other two are "Who Scared You" (the B-side of "Wishful Sinful", issued on Elektra in May 1969) and "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further" (the B-side of "Love Her Madly" on Elektra in March 1971), both of which appeared on the compilation album Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine.[2]

Releases[edit]

Writer Robby Krieger felt "it sounded too commercial",[3] and the track was left off the album.

Until 2010, the only commercial release of "Tree Trunk" was the 1972 45 rpm single release. As a result the song is one of the rarest and least known by The Doors. Videos of the 45 being played are available on YouTube.

In 2010, "Tree Trunk" was re-released as one of three bonus tracks on the Howling Wolf Records issue of Other Voices and Full Circle on a single CD.[4]

The song has since been given official release as part of the Japan edition of the Doors Singles Box issued in 2013. [5]

Personnel[edit]

  • Ray Manzarek - Keyboards, Lead Vocals
  • Robby Krieger - Guitar, vocals
  • John Densmore - Drums
  • Jack Conrad - Bass

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doug Sundling, The Ultimate Doors Companion, MPG Books, Bodmin, United Kingdom, ISBN 1-86074-288-2, p. 233-234
  2. ^ Doug Sundling, The Ultimate Doors Companion, MPG Books, Bodmin, United Kingdom, ISBN 1-86074-288-2, p. 231-234, 236
  3. ^ "The Robby Krieger interview". 
  4. ^ "Doors / Other Voices + Full Circle". Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  5. ^ https://thedoors.com/japan7