maandag 1 september 2014

Arthur Lee & Love - Five String Serenade/Somebody Watching You.

Arthur Taylor Lee (March 7, 1945 – August 3, 2006) was an American musician and singer, known as the frontman, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of the Los Angeles rock band Love, best known for their critically acclaimed 1967 album, Forever Changes.

                                          Five String Serenade

 This was the last major album Arthur made before taking a called third strike and finishing out the century behind bars for waving a gun about in public. Recorded in Los Angeles in 1992, released on the French New Rose label the following year, it contains some of Lee's most affecting work, from the minuet stateliness and melancholy of the title track — which has been covered by Mazzy Star and the White Stripes (Lenny Kaye)

  "Somebody's Watching You" frames Lee's look over his shoulder in a setting that's two steps down the Strip from the Seeds (Lenny Kaye)

                                    Arthur Taylor Lee (March 7, 1945 – August 3, 2006)
Finally released from jail after seven years, reunited with Baby Lemonade, he returned to the fore and gave rapturously-received renditions of his body of work before he passed on in August of 2006. He was no stranger to comebacks. "I never went away," he told me when we met. And still hasn't.
by Lenny Kaye

 Arthur lee & Love  live Glastonbury

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