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      but the Doors were much more interesting because of their instrumental sound: the interplay between Ray Manzarek's keyboards and Robbie Krieger's guitar. Most of Morrison's lyrics just sound like bad and pretentious poetry to me. I don't listen to the Doors much anymore.

      A much more interesting band from the same town and record label (Elektra) was the group called Love.  Love was one of the first rock bands to be racially integrated (a couple of years before Sly and the Family Stone). The leader and main songwriter was Arthur Lee, a Black dude and the lead guitarist was Bryan MacLean, a guy who looked like a surfer dude. Their music ranged from folk-rock to blues to various psychadelic and even pre-punk rock (the song "7 and 7 Is"). Their third album, Forever Changes is one of the most amazing records of the late sixties. I am fortunate to have an older brother who got me into their music. Check them out!

    I'm not a Limousine Liberal; I am a Prius Progressive

    by Zack from the SFV on Fri Jul 03, 2009 at 12:09:52 AM PDT

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