206. Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale

“Second of two in a row from Love‘s 1967 masterpiece Forever Changes, because it really is an album (as opposed to a collection of songs). Or as an ex-DJ friend once put it – ‘I find it hard to put tracks from Forever Changes in a mix, because they always work best next to each other, as part of the intended flow.’ And these songs aren’t exactly out to take prisoners, not obviously anyway. They’re just content to work a warm and consistent and slightly hazy (perhaps smoggy) LA vibe of heartbreak and beauty and colours forever changing and whatever else it is that Arthur Lee‘s singing about. With titles like Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale, he’s clearly singing about everything. But love most of all.” (Philip Random)

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1 thought on “206. Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale

  1. Is it just possible the album is about being Afro-American in 20th century Los Angeles? Or as was once said about Joyce’s “Ulysses,” It’s about two things, first it’s about Ireland, and second it’s about everything else.For “Forever Changes” sub in Afro-American for Ireland….

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