From Album: MonaLisa Twins play Beatles & more
Lyrics: People Are Strange
Album Type: CD - 15 Tracks
Release Date: 28 Mar 2014
Performance, Engineering, Production and Album Design: MonaLisa Twins
Photos: Gerald Naber, www.nowayout.at
About the Song
"People Are Strange" from the album "MonaLisa Twins play Beatles & more" is a single released by The Doors in September 1967 from their 2nd album "Strange Days". It was written by Robby Krieger and Jim Morrison although credit was given to The Doors evenly.
The song is about alienation and being an outsider, and Jim Morrison may have addressed the song both to the hippie culture, to outsiders in general or to users of drugs such as LSD, or both.
The song came about in early 1967, after guitarist Robby Krieger and a depressed Morrison had walked to the top of Laurel Canyon, which was considered a nexus of counterculture activity and attitudes in the 1960s, becoming famous as home to many of LA's rock musicians back then. Drummer John Densmore believes that the song was the manifestation of Morrison's "vulnerability".
"We think this song not only describes the vulnerability of a stranger very well but also why most people would do almost anything to not be strange (which is kind of strange itself) which they wouldn't if being strange wouldn't be considered strange. To choose the word "strange" is kind of a masterstroke since it has so many meanings that would all fit here. These lyrics give lots to think about as they show how relative things are depending on how you look at them. We tried to add a bit more "strangeness" to the song in the way Lisa sings it and we also added a bass and a drum solo."
Mona Wagner: Back Vocals, Guitar
Lisa Wagner: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Michael Mozeth: Bass
Philipp Wolf: Drums
Live Recording & Mix: Rudolf Wagner