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Love Story - Movie documentary on the late 60's band Love

eazywind

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My Uncle Alban Snoopy Pfisterer was the original drummer ( first and second album, Love and Da Capo ) in the band Love and he had some great stories, but if you can find the Documentary Love Story, get it. Great watch. I had to order mine through my independent record store. Have to click on the bottom link to the imdb page.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814199/
 
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DrumBob

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I've seen it. I'm a huge Love fan and always have been.

OP: Your uncle is Snoopy? How cool. Can you put me in touch with him? Really. I'd like to talk to him.
 
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DrumBob

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Didn't you interview him for your book?
Snoops was a wild dude!
Care to share any Snoopy stories with us, eazywind?
I saw Love Story online a few years ago. Cool doc.
i also read the Forever Changes book, and got to catch Arthur Lee live at Town hall in NYC- great show!
No, I interviewed Michael Stuart-Ware. There is a small paragraph on Snoopy in the Honorable Mentions section, but we've never spoken. I had a chance to see Arthur when he was doing Forever Changes live with the orchestra...and didn't go. My bad.
 

eazywind

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I didn't really know him that well. Our family was brought up on military bases overseas so I didn't live close to him until later and just saw him here and there. True hippy. Built his own all reclaimed wood house, went to India to live in an ashram for awhile etc....

Didn't you interview him for your book?
Snoops was a wild dude!
Care to share any Snoopy stories with us, eazywind?
I saw Love Story online a few years ago. Cool doc.
i also read the Forever Changes book, and got to catch Arthur Lee live at Town hall in NYC- great show!
 

DrumBob

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Oh yeah, I knew it was one of Love's drummers. Michael Stuart was a better drummer than Snoop. I think they got MS from Sons of Champlin.
They moved Snoop to keyboards for the second album, and then he got the famous Arthur Lee Boot.
After he fired the entire first band, he got a really good drummer for the "Four Sail" LP, George Suranovich, who could play any style well.
He went up to Hendrix and told him, "Why don't you get rid of Mitch Mitchell; I could make him look like sh*t!"
Arthur fired the guitarist in the Four Sail band by telling him to go to the studio to do some recording.
When he got there, there was a note that was taped to the door that said, 'You're Fired."

Too bad you missed the Forever Changes concert. Baby Lemonade did a great job of re-creating the album live. Then Arthur fired them, too!
Love got Michael from The Sons of Adam, not Sons of Champlin. I'm aware of George Suranovich, a killer drummer with an amazing pair of hands, and yes, Arthur could be a bit of a handful, couldn't he?

Missing Arthur and Baby Lemonade (what an awful name) doing that Forever Changes concert was one of the regrets of my life, along with never experiencing Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and James Brown in concert.
 

Pablomago

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I've been on a Love binge lately. I watched "Love Story" and read the Forever Changes bio. It's funny, I had the 45's of Seven and Seven Is and Alone Again Or and played the grooves off, but never owned Forever Changes. I think I have Da Capo on CD. I'm late to the party but glad I came.

I may have seen one of the later versions of Love. According to the poster the show was Love, The James Gang (with Joe Walsh) and some new English band called Black Sabbath. I wonder what happened to them? It was at the Fillmore West. I remember the opening bands, but can't for the life of me remember a thing about the headliners. I'm wondering if they cancelled and someone else played? Or maybe I just wasn't familiar with the Post-Forever Changes music. It was almost 50 years ago.
 

A-Bone

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I've been on a Love binge lately. I watched "Love Story" and read the Forever Changes bio. It's funny, I had the 45's of Seven and Seven Is and Alone Again Or and played the grooves off, but never owned Forever Changes. I think I have Da Capo on CD. I'm late to the party but glad I came.

I may have seen one of the later versions of Love. According to the poster the show was Love, The James Gang (with Joe Walsh) and some new English band called Black Sabbath. I wonder what happened to them? It was at the Fillmore West. I remember the opening bands, but can't for the life of me remember a thing about the headliners. I'm wondering if they cancelled and someone else played? Or maybe I just wasn't familiar with the Post-Forever Changes music. It was almost 50 years ago.
Lee did not like touring.
 

ChazFromCali

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I was so glad to see Arthur Lee "comeback" in the late 90's, early 00's. Talk about a return from oblivion. It was inspirational. I was awestruck at how great those songs sounded with the big band.
 

A-Bone

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No, the idiot wasn't getting paid for the Monterey Festival, so he turned it down. Bad decision...
With Woodstock, he didn't think he was getting paid enough. Another bad decision....
Those sound like Arthur Lee style decisions. For whatever reason, he entered the world convinced everyone was out to screw him over, which, when combined with his profound narcissism and his deep seated general fear, led him to a series of limiting life choices. Given his creativity, that's a real shame.
 

winterblu

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Cool, one of my favorites from the 60's, gonna have to pick this one up. I saw them once when I lived in the UK in 1970, Jimi played with them on the opening number and I remember thinking holy sh*t when did Arthur Lee get so good. It was only after I got a better look did I realize who it was, too bad Jimi only did the one song but it was pretty awesome anyway.
 

SnidelyWhiplash

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He wouldn't even go to the Monterey Pop Festival in '67 or Woodstock in '69.
I think his decision not to play the MPF goes deeper than that. He had a feud with Lou Adler who stole his
original band name The Grass Roots. Plus,the Love band may have not been quite up to snuff musically at the time. :cool:
 

GerryJ

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Back in the late 60s, growing up in the NYC area, I remember hearing their music exactly once on free form FM radio. No real presence (in person or on the airwaves) at all, and I listened to a lot of radio back then.
 






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