|Song by The Doors|
|from the album Waiting for the Sun|
|Released||July 13, 1968|
|Producer(s)||Paul A. Rothchild|
|Waiting for the Sun track listing|
The song was originally a poem written by singer Jim Morrison about the street in the Laurel Canyon section of Los Angeles, California where he lived with his girlfriend Pamela Courson. Their address was 8021 Rothdell Trail. Morrison and Courson referred to Rothdell Trail as "Love Street" because they would sit on the balcony and watch countless hippies walk by.
The song is noted for Morrison's spoken narration, which occurs in the middle of the composition: "I see you live on Love Street/ There's this store where the creatures meet/I wonder what they do in there?/Summer Sunday and a year/I guess I like it fine, so far". The store in question was the Canyon Country Store across the street from his house. Morrison also wrote the Waiting for the Sun album and much of The Soft Parade at the residence. The house was partially damaged during a spate of arson fires on December 30, 2011; the balcony was destroyed.
Released as the B-side of "Hello, I Love You", "Love Street" received a small amount of radio airplay. It was covered by pianist George Winston on his 2002 album Night Divides the Day – The Music of the Doors.
The song was also played during the closing credits of the HBO series Entourage (season 2, episode 10).
- Jim Morrison – Lead vocals, handclaps, whistling
- Ray Manzarek – Piano, electric organ
- Robby Krieger – Acoustic guitar
- John Densmore – Drums
- Douglass Lubahn – Bass guitar
- "Love Street review". Lindsay Planer. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
- Simone Wilson, Jim Morrison's 'Love Street' House Catches Fire in Hollywood Arson Spree: Balcony That Inspired the Song Burns, LA Weekly, December 30, 2011.