They Were Collaborators #507


Love

8 comments:

Testify said...

I don't wish to brag but Mrs Testify once played the flute with Arthur Lee in a version of Love that performed at a venue that was once called The Garage in Islington, London sometime in the 90's.
(spare me any crude witticism's)

swac said...

Okay, I'll just sit inside a bottle and pretend that I am in a can.

Richard Gibson said...

I think Love played in Liverpool, circa 1990. I was only there for a day so didn't see them.

Testify said...

Local Liverpool heroes Shack (formerly The Pale Fountains) were one line up of Love, but the High Llamas provided the Love line up on the occassion the missus played with them.

little billy sunshine said...

never seen this. fantastic find!!

estiv said...

I can't be the only person reading this who saw them before 1990, can I? It was in 1970, which meant that it was not this (the classic) lineup, but still pretty damn good. I think Out Here was their current album at the time.

Timmy said...

Arthur Lee, the fabeled leader of Love, was imprisoned for some years, then released. He reformed Love, toured with a symphonic type back-up entourage, then passed away. The original band was one of Los Angeles' best 1960's groups, a point of pride. They were also one of the first racially mixed R&R bands of the psycadelic era. Thanx for this great pic.

ronbo11 said...

"Forever Changes" is still one of my all-time favorite 60s albums - the imagery of the songs and the lush orchestrations with the skewed pop are just amazing. It was Arthur Lee's vision, but Bryan MacLean contributed some great tunes to the group as well.