THE DOORS - 'People Are Strange'/'Unhappy Girl' (Elektra EK-45621) Sept 1967
According to Doors drummer John Densmore, his band started out in a Venice garage and just over a year later were playing 'Light My Fire' on The Ed Sullivan Show. Such are the breaks I suppose and Jim Morrison's wild antics and tight leather jeans must have helped along the way.
The Doors managed to successfully attract a pop crowd and an intellectual one and 'People Are Strange' is a song that would appeal to both crowds. It was quite a big hit both in USA and Europe with some copies coming in a trippy picture cover.
The song deals with being and outsider and was written by Robbie Krieger and the Lizard King after walking to Laurel Canyon and encountering strange freaks on the way. A full page Billboard advert was taken out by Elektra to promote the release of the latest Doors record in September 1967.