Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Alone Again Or

I heard this track during setup before the Stephen Malkmus show last week, and I couldn't place the artist. I finally figured it out today. This psychedelic rock gem is by the group Love from their 1967 release Forever Changes. Formed in Los Angeles in the early 1960s, Love leader Arthur Lee modeled the group in the style of the Byrds and the Rolling Stones, but added an orchestra to create their own sound. They were wildly popular in the LA area, and were an early influence on Jim Morrison and the Doors, but they did not see much commercial success in the rest of the US. However, despite little touring, they were quite popular in the UK. "Alone Again Or" is the lead track off of Forever Changes, and reached #99 on the Billboard pop charts in 1968.

Alone Again Or.mp3

Buy: Forever Changes (Collector's Edition, 2008)

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