CLASSIC CUTS: People Are Strange
The Doors: “People Are Strange”
The Hook: The idea came to Jim Morrison during a sunrise spent at the crest of Laurel Canyon following a deeply depressed evening.
Album: Strange Days
Writers: Jim Morrison and Robby Krieger
Stats: Peaked at number-12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Background: “People Are Strange” was the first single off The Doors’ second album,Strange Days, and the follow-up to their breakthrough hit, “Light My Fire.” Guitarist Robby Krieger explains how the song originated.
Doors guitarist Robby Krieger on “People Are Strange.