Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
|Before he was in Love, Arthur Lee had an instro band not unlike a cross between Booker T. & the MG's and a surf band, called Arthur Lee and the LAG's (as in Los Angeles Group a la Memphis Group). The carryover tune is his gorgeous "Emotions". I have no idea if there were other instros then, but this track is absolutely beautiful. Love were one of Southern California's most talented bands of the sixties era. |
Track by Track Review
This is one beautiful instro. The pace is measured and precise, the melody is splendid, the playing is pristine, and the band is magnificent. The lead guitar shimmers with vibrato over a really strong stereo backtrack, with the rhythm guitar also in vibrato. The two guitars pulse against each other during the intense breaks, and generally support each other splendidly. One great track.