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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

LOVE - YOUR MIND AND WE BELONG TOGETHER


Happy birthday, Arthur Lee. You left us far too young, but at least you were able to get out of jail (after those ridiculous trumped up charges) and see the greatest success and LOVE of your music for a few years. The music left behind by Arthur Lee has been such a massive inspiration and one which I will never grow tired of.

After the release of their incredible and seminal Forever Changes LP, the (more or less) "original" lineup of Love was lost in a haze of drug addiction and lack of the type of success they truly deserved. However, before the band dissolved, they cut this excellent single which captures the state of their disconnect quite well.

Arthur Lee revived the name Love (with an all new lineup) the following year, and while they also cut some great music, the magic of the Artheu Lee/ Johnny Echols/ Bryan MacLean nucleus was gone.

from 1967...

LOVE - YOUR MIND AND WE BELONG TOGETHER


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1 comment:

Morgan Young said...

Ahhhh! You have pulled out my favorite recording from one of my favoritisted bands ever. I had no idea today was Arthur Lee's birthday.

We did a write up on this song a few years ago. If you want, you can check it out at:

http://ontheflip-side.blogspot.com/2010/03/song-of-week-your-mind-we-belong.html

Keep up the great work. Always enjoy it.

Morgan