LOVE Story (2006)

UK, 110 min

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LOVE Story is the story of L.A. band LOVE & their legendary frontman, Arthur Lee. Their tale is one of the great untold rock & roll stories. One of the first mixed-race rock bands, the dark vision of their music set them apart from the utopian ideals of the Flower Power generation and the Summer of Love era.

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LOVE Story features extensive interviews with Arthur Lee, Johnny Echols, John Fleckenstein, Alban ‘Snoopy’ Pfisterer, Michael Stuart, Elektra boss Jac Holzman, producer Bruce Botnick & The Doors’ John Densmore, as well as archive interview footage of the late Bryan Maclean.

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well, if this is really the only LOVE documentary available… fine. i guess i’ll be grateful. but it could have used more contributors – where’s the LOVE love? and while its production was timely – made shortly before arthur lee’s death – there’s also too much unharnessed footage of the middle-aged lee babbling uselessly, seeming sluggish and burned out… in sunglasses and a cowboy hat. in the end you’re left mourning, wondering what might have been instead of celebrating what was… and fuck that noise.

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