Friday, March 2, 2012

The Doors: Touch Me and Wild Child.

"Touch Me" is a song by The Doors from their album The Soft Parade. Written by Robby Krieger, its riff was influenced by The Four Seasons' "C'mon Marianne."

One of the group's most famous television performance of "Touch Me" was on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

Along with the single's B-side, "Wild Child".

The taping date was December 6, 1968 with air date of December 15. During the performance, Morrison missed his cue for the lines "C'mon, c'mon" and Krieger could be seen with a black eye. Krieger stated in several interviews given after Morrison's death that Morrison had given him the black eye during a confrontation, referencing the song's original title. The group is backed by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, plus Curtis Amy duplicating the saxophone solo he also performed on the studio version.

Released: July 18, 1969
Recorded: July 1968 – May 1969 at Elektra Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Psychedelic rock, blues rock, symphonic rock
Length: 34:09
Label: Elektra
Producer: Paul Rothchild

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