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Love: The Great West Coast Enigma

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, April 1970

IN 1967, a record called Da Capo by a practically unheard-of Los Angeles group called Love appeared on the Elektra label. ...

Love: Forever Changes

Sleevenotes by Ben Edmonds, Elektra Traditions, 2001

June 1967. Peace and love wasn't all it was cracked up to be, and nowhere was this seen more clearly than under the smog-orange skies ...

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Love's Arthur Lee (1974)

Interview by Steven Rosen, Rock's Backpages, December 1974

Steven Rosen talks to Arthur Lee in 1974 on the influence of the Byrds on Love, and his development as an artist.

File format: MP3 File size: 1mb<br> Interview length: 1 minute 27 seconds Sound quality: ***

Arthur Lee in LA, part 1 (1993)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, June 1993

Arthur Lee tells Barney Hoskyns about growing up in Memphis and Los Angeles and his dreams of being a musician. Some of the time.

File format: mp3 File size: 35.5mb Interview length: 39 minutes 54 seconds Sound quality: **

Arthur Lee in LA, part 2 (1993)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, June 1993

An increasingly cantankerous Arthur Lee describes a gay near-miss with Jimi Hendrix, rants about hip-hop, and spouts New Age gibberish to a palpably startled Barney Hoskyns

File format: mp3 File size: 50.2mb Interview length: 54 minutes 51 seconds Sound quality: **

Love's Bryan MacLean (1996)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, August 1996

RBP takes a drive around Los Angeles with Arthur Lee's second-in-command, hearing all about the madness, the drugs and the whole Sunset Scene vibe - and the making of the first two, classic, Love albums.

File format: mp3; in 3 parts, total file sizes: 92meg, total interview length: 1hr 40' 34" sound quality: **

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Love: Is Love Lost?

Report and Interview by Rochelle Reed, KRLA Beat, July 1966

...WHAT IS LOVE TRYING TO PULL? ...

Love: Love (Elektra)

Review by Paul Williams, Crawdaddy!, August 1966

What the World Needs Now ...

The Group That Is Happening Is Called Love

Profile and Interview by uncredited writer, Go, August 1966

Success... with their own kind of music ...

Love Love Love

Profile by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, December 1966

The Beatles are pretty,the Stones are true,Bob Dylan is witty —But LOVE is you. ...

Love: Da Capo (Elektra)

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, March 1967

ONCE AGAIN LOVE PROVE THEIR GREAT ORIGINALITY ...

Arthur Lee interviewed

Interview by Lenny Kaye, Jazz & Pop, 1970

Where to start? There are five albums, four years, and a whole lot of people that have been in Love. Why don't we just start ...

Love: Out Here (Harvest)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, May 1970

AFTER SUCH a long gap in recording from this legendary West Coast band, among the first of the new wave American groups which emerged in ...

Arthur Lee: On Life and Love

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, August 1972

IT WAS easy to see that the sands of time had shaken this poor boy pretty hard. Twenty-seven-year-old Arthur Lee strolled into A&M's Hollywood offices ...

Elektra: The House That Jac Built

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Melody Maker, September 1972

The story of Elektra, one of rock's most influential labels. As told to Loraine Alterman by founder JAC HOLZMAN ...

Prelude To Love

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, February 1973

WHILE CHATTING to Jerry Hopkins, Rolling Stone's man in London, at a press reception, I found that he was involved in the early career of ...

Arthur Lee: Forever Changes

Interview by John Tobler, Melody Maker, December 1973

REMEMBER Arthur Lee and Love? Love was the first rock band to sign with Elektra Records, which they did in late 1965. In approximately their ...

Love: Signed Arthur Lee

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, ZigZag, July 1974

ARTHUR'S NOTHING like you'd expect him to be. No trace of the leather jacketed refugee from Blackboard Jungle high school punkery who lurks under that peculiar edifice ...

Love Leftovers: 64 Questions With Arthur Lee

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, December 1974

Who was your first manager then, Herb Cohen? ...

Love: Reel to Real

Review by Max Bell, NME, December 1974

A LOT OF people are going to be highly disappointed with this album, Lee's first with the new but not improved Love. Not that he ...

Love: Reel to Real

Review by Ken Barnes, Rolling Stone, January 1975

ARTHUR LEE and Love have an albatross around their necks: their nearly perfect 1968 album, Forever Changes, a never equaled distillation of smooth pop and ...

Arthur Lee: Yes Folks, Yet Another Arthur Lee Article

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, March 1975

Oh God, please, no!! I thought old Tobler had just about run out of material on Arthur Lee, but it seems he must have a ...

Love: The Lyceum, London

Live Review by Max Bell, NME, May 1975

COVENT GARDEN HAD its second major rock venue re-opened last Thursday for a series of regular concerts by bands not big enough to warrant an ...

Love: A Good Day at Black Rock

Essay by Idris Walters, Let It Rock, August 1975

Starring: Arthur Lee; Script by: Idris Walters ...

Love: Through The Ages (Of Prophets, Seers and Sages)

Retrospective and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, April 1981

ARTHUR LEE'S LEGEND LINGERS ...

Love: Forever Changes (Elektra)

Retrospective by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, July 1984

NO SOONER are the words out of my typewriter than the contradictions set in, like cement. The Doors and VU have been bastardised and overexposed, ...

Arthur Lee and Love: Arthur Lee and Love

Review by David Cavanagh, Q, July 1992

IT'S BEEN quite a year for the cult heroes. 1992 has already seen re-issued albums by Alex Chilton's long-deceased Big Star and Scott Walker tussling ...

Arthur Lee: Right Church, Wrong Pew

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, July 1992

"I FEEL REAL PHONEY when my name is Bell." This may not mean very much to the younger generation, but for those who struggled through ...

Love: Comes In Colours (Raven)

Review by Mark Cooper, Q, March 1993

Long before psychedelic rock meant meandering guitar solos drifting peacefully towards nirvana or oblivion, there was Love. ...

Love's Arthur Lee Stumbles at the Coach House

Live Review by Bill Wasserzieher, Jazz Review, The, May 1993

THERE IS A GROTESQUE fascination in observing someone go over the edge. How else to explain crowds gathering to watch suicidal leapers on building ledges ...

Love Story: Alone Again, or Arthur Lee

Retrospective and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, June 1997

HIGH UP in Laurel Canyon, with all of Los Angeles spread out around him, Arthur Lee would sit and stare and contemplate death - "sitting ...

Love: Forever Changes

Review by Jon Savage, MOJO, March 2001

ONE OF the most persistent canards about the mid-'60 – propagated by baby boomer marketing and right-wing journalism – is that the hippies were hopelessly ...

Love: Forever Changes

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, April 2001

ONE OF THE many misleading ways in which writers born since the Sixties view that enigmatic decade stems from the modern habit of judging success ...

Love: Forever Changes(Elektra/Rhino)

Review by Richard Riegel, Village Voice, April 2001

LOVE'S THIRD ALBUM mystified both the band's ardent fans and the scene's founding rockwriters almost from the day it appeared in November 1967. ...

Arthur Lee: We Have Ways Of Making You Talk

Interview by Rob Hughes, Uncut, August 2001

ONCE DESCRIBED by fellow band-member Brian MacLean as 'the baddest guy on the West Side of LA, the Cassius Clay of the streets' – Arthur ...

Hard Times: Arthur Lee

Report and Interview by Paul Lester, Guardian, The, May 2002

Arthur Lee was once bigger than Hendrix or Jim Morrison. Back on the road after six years in jail, Love's frontman talks to Paul Lester. ...

Arthur Lee: Winter of Love

Overview by Ted Kessler, New Statesman, January 2003

MANY outrageous claims have been made on Arthur Lee's behalf — but most of them are true. ...

Arthur Lee: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Rob Chapman, MOJO, March 2003

AS ICONIC gestures go, Arthur Lee raising a tambourine above his head, arms angled like he's cradling an invisible water pitcher, is up there with ...

Love with Arthur Lee: House of Blues, Los Angeles

Live Review by Kandia Crazy Horse, PopMatters, August 2003

SOMETHING STARDUST and sunshine had characterized those days of flowers and civil unrest in the western canyons of America's other neverland of dreams, Los Angeles. ...

Caught in the Act: Love Reprises Forever Changes

Live Review by Kirk Silsbee, Downbeat, September 2003

Love: Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles ...

Love: The Forever Changes Concert

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, December 2003

FOREVER CHANGES is one of those "classic" albums that should have dated but miraculously hasn't. Heavy-handedly paranoid, the product of a strange rock/soul miscegenation, quaintly ...

Arthur Lee 1945-2006

Obituary by Adam Sweeting, Guardian, The, August 2006

Flower-power myth maker who captured the dark side of the summer of love ...

Love: Orange Skies Over the Castle

Retrospective by Kirk Silsbee, New Angeles Monthly, October 2008

"Love – featured tonight in the Diamond Mine! On display in the psychedelic department store!" –Dave Diamond, KBLA, June 16, 1967 ...

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