Friday, August 04, 2006

Arthur Lee (1945-2006)

I was sorry to read that the oft troubled Arthur Lee, former front man to the band Love, lost his battle with leukemia and died yesterday in Memphis . One of my favorite pop albums of all time is Forever Changes. While never a big commerical success (refusing to tour didn't help) it seems that there has been a resurgance of his songs perhaps due in part to Wes Anderson's film soundtracks especially Bottle Rocket. My favorite cover of the frequently covered song Alone Again Or is the live version by Calexico.

There is a detailed obituary from Rolling Stone and I am sure more will follow soon. I will be purchasing a remastered version to replace my missing copy of Forever Changes from Rhino.

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