Excellent, thoughtful documentary
It's about time somebody made a documentary on this superb band that produced one of the greatest albums in rock history, Forever Changes. What a fantastic job for a first-time directorial effort! Fascinating topics discussed include the key interplay between Arthur Lee and Brian MacLean, Lee's aversion to touring, and the relationship between Love and the Doors. The interview segments with Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman and bandmember Johnny Echols are especially illuminating. The film rightfully puts the focus on the creation of the first three albums, while bringing us up-to-date on the sad news concerning Lee and a few of the other bandmembers. One question that certainly arises from the interview segments with Lee, but is not directly addressed, is the extent to which he damaged himself. I was fortunate to see the Forever Changes anniversary tour: although Lee seemed in better shape than Brian Wilson, he hardly played his guitar.
- Jul 6, 2007
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