Catalog ID: SOLD
Having recorded six albums in six years with
Love (see separate entry), in 1972 a thoroughly frustrated Arthur Lee
disbanded the group and struck out in pursuit of an abbreviated solo career.
Released by A&M, 1972's self-produced "Vindicator"
found Lee working with the group Band-Aid. Highlighting Lee's pleasant voice
and a mixture of conventional rockers and pseudo-psychedelics, the set was
thoroughly professional, if seldom up to the standard of his Love catalog.
Material such as the single 'Sad Song', 'Love Jumped Through
My Window' and 'Find Somebody' simply lacked the spark that
made Love's earlier albums so appealing. Kind of weird, but when I played
the album for a friend they thought it was Bob Seger (Lee's new found growl
actually did sound like Seger on a couple of tracks). Personal favorites
were the Hendrix-styled 'Every Time I Look Up I'm Down or White Dog (I
Don't Know What That Means!)' and 'Busted Feet'. Naturally
the album sank without a trace. As a Love fan, I'll also tell
you that the set tends to grow on you the more you play it.
"Vindicator" track listing:
1.) Sad Song (Arthur Lee) - 2:19
2.) You Can Save up to 50% But You're Still A Long Ways from Home (Arthur
Lee) - 0:17
3.) Love Jumped Through My Window (Arthur Lee) - 2:15
4.) Find Somebody (Arthur Lee) - 3:44
5.) He Said She Said (Arthur Lee) - 2:15
6.) Every Time I Look Up I'm Down or White Dog (I Don't Know What That
Means!) (Arthur Lee) - 3:54
1.) Everybody Gotta Live (Arthur Lee) - 3:29
2.) You Want Change for Your Re-Run (Arthur Lee) - 4:14
3.) He Knows a Lot of Good Women (or Scotty's Song) (Arthur Lee) - 3:13
4.) Hamburger Breath Stinkfinger (Arthur Lee) - 2:44
5.) Ol' Morgue Mouth (Arthur Lee) - 0:56
6.) Busted Feet (Arthur Lee) - 5:01