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Love's 'Black Beauty'

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

This fall, a once-lost album from the band Love will finally see the light of day. The psychedelic rock group, led by the late songwriter Arthur Lee, is best known for its 1967 epic, “Forever Changes.” But now, a rare 1973 album called “Black Beauty” (which featured the band in an all-black lineup) will finally get its official release. Joining us to shed light on this missing chapter in the book of Love are musician Joe Blocker -- who played drums in the band -- and music writer John Einarson.

 

 

 

Download Love's track "Skid" from the Black Beauty album:

 

Guests:

Joe Blocker and John Einarson

Comments [10]

Mason from Holmen

Where are we? Still nothing out on the shelves? Does it belongs to Arthurs Legacy or the Producers, with Rotchild?

Nov. 29 2011 06:11 AM
tom from cleveland

I've admired Love and Arthur Lee for a long time, great and underapreciated music. It seams like Prince never gave any acknowledgement of this band that should have been an inspiration to him and his own particular style of music.

Sep. 15 2011 01:26 PM
Richard from Brooklyn

Thank you!

Sep. 13 2011 02:41 PM
dennis from Queens

Love was capable of playing so many styles of music and created such great music. A shame that his unwillingness to tour as Jac Holtzman said cost them a more successful career. Side 1 of Da Capo still one of the best ever.

Sep. 13 2011 02:28 PM
JDD from Brooklyn

Just for the record, an acetate is NOT a test pressing. It is a one-off test lacquer (or dub plate) that is cut by a cutting stylus on a lathe. The lacquer (or acetate) is high-quality but is very soft compared to a pressed vinyl record. Therefore it deteriorates quickly as it is played on record player.

Sep. 13 2011 02:23 PM
bob from queens

No discussion of the late 60s and black psychedelic bands would be complete without a mention of the Chambers Brothers and "Time Has Come Today."

Sep. 13 2011 02:22 PM
Danielle Jensen

afew years ago when arthur was very ill Robert Plants organized a benefit concert at that the beacon in nyc to help with his medical bills. He shared with the audience what a major influence Arthur had been on him musically. It was a great concert with other great performers including garland jefferies. because the beacon had pretty open policy about recording concerts, my husband was able to record it.

Sep. 13 2011 02:21 PM
bob from queens

No discussion of the late 60s and black psychedelic bands would be complete without a mention of the Chambers Brothers and "Time Has Come Today."

Sep. 13 2011 02:21 PM
desdemona finch from Brooklyn

The Damned introduced me to Alone Again Or on a double-album they put in the early 1990s or around there.

Sep. 13 2011 02:11 PM
Al from White Plains

Love was such an important band that the very first song played when WNEW-FM took to the air was "Alone Again Or"

Sep. 13 2011 01:16 PM

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