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Arthur Lee: The Singing Cowboy

Chris Campion, Dazed & Confused, August 2002

ARTHUR LEE IS rock's almost-ran, never-was but could have been. A musical chameleon whose mythical personae have imprinted themselves on music history. He was the street-sharp hustler with the voice of an angel. The truculent punk dressed in paisley and draped in beads. An archetypal, reclusive, wayward genius who remains as enigmatic and elusive now as when he first emerged in the mid-'60s with his band Love, whose 1967 record, Forever Changes, is widely-regarded one of the finest rock albums ever made.

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