Song of the Day

Today’s Song of the Day is Love – Alone Again Or from Love’s classic 1967 album Forever Changes. One of the great underappreciated albums of the ’60s, its a 5 star record on All Music, and 40 on Rolling Stone’s 2003 list of the top 500 albums of all time.

This is a mixture of folk and psych, with a haunting mariachi trumpet and strings thrown in.  This is the last record made by the band’s original lineup, a bi-racial group lead by Arthur Lee, guitarist Bryan MacLean, who wrote this song, Johnny Echols on lead guitar, Ken Forssi on bass and Michael Stuart on drums.

The album is highly recommended, and features a number of great songs.

The song has been covered a number of times, including by Calexico in 2004, and the Damned in 1987.

I’ve also included the band’s appearance on the Dick Clark show in 1966, doing A Message To Pretty, from their first album.  This is a haunting folk rock balad.

Don’t stop here, as there is much to explore on each of the first three albums.  Signed DC, My Little Red Book, She Comes in Colors, Andmoreagain, and A House Is Not A Motel to name a few.

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