Love's eponymous first album shows their 'garage' roots, including punked-up versions of songs like My Little Red Book and Hey Joe. (Rumour has Lee introduced this song to Hendrix who, of course, made the song his own). But in amongst these songs are soothing latin-tinged songs like A Message to Pretty or And More, and more bluesy songs like Signed DC.
Pick up any of the band's first three albums - Love, da Capo or Forever Changes and you will find a rich selection of quality songs. How would I classify them? Hmmmm, that's difficult. Slightly Byrds-ish, slightly Doors-ish, slightly Beefheart-ish, slightly Flying Burritos-ish, slightly folk-rockish with a latin twist... Really, though, they created their own distinctive sound... Love are unique - thanks in large part to Lee's distinctive voice, lyrics and song arrangements. Because of this you may not find them an instant 'hit', but if you do fall for their sound, I think you'll find them a life-long love.