John Lennon & I

John Lennon & I

Postby dougbrown93 on Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:20 pm

Well ... John Lennon and i have a strained relationship. :wink:

Sometimes i think he was a pure nonce and blind to the effect of his activities on the one of the best bands on the planet while pissing lots of his talent and potential up a wall.

But then sometimes! You just listen to him and sigh at the genius.
Been listening to Plastic Ono Band and it really is a work of beauty and brilliance.

Thats all really.
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Postby MrD on Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:25 pm

Lennons minted 8) id never fall out with him


there was a register handed round in one of classes earlier and some dudes first name was john and middle name was lennon , wonder how he feels about that
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Postby Guest on Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:27 pm

Lennon was one BIG essential part of the most important pop group ever but I really hate his "angry young man" stuff eg. Working Class Hero.
I REALLY HATE IT...so full of shit!!
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Postby Guest on Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:38 pm

you sound quite angry young man :o
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Postby dougbrown93 on Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:38 pm

Anonymous wrote:Lennon was one BIG essential part of the most important pop group ever but I really hate his "angry young man" stuff eg. Working Class Hero.
I REALLY HATE IT...so full of shit!!


nah guest it aint that bad....but i know what you mean.

Songs like Mother, God and #9 Dream are beautiful.
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Postby 1-up on Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:42 pm

Anonymous wrote:I REALLY HATE IT.


I HATE IT MORE!
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Postby pisspot on Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:45 pm

#9 Dream


my all time favourite song ever, ever...ever!!!
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Postby dougbrown93 on Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:49 pm

i really think his tendency to dissapear up his arse on a lot of things (rarely the music!) casts a shadow over his output.

Great stuff...got Walls and Bridges on now
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Postby Guest on Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:54 pm

personaly I thought he made sense every time he opened his gob
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Postby tomtom on Mon Oct 11, 2004 5:43 pm

John Lennon was allways my fave beatle but gawd he could be up his arse and a lot of his solo stuff could be very patchy. one of the first albums i ever bought was Sometime In New York City (got Bolan Boogie the same day) and what a load of drivel that seemed to a 15yr old much the same as the kind of drivel it seems to a 40yr old. his politics aside some of his lyrics around this time were as subtle as a flying mallet.

Hey Doug i got the complete lennon box in my for sale pile.
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Postby Guest on Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:02 pm

dougbrown93 wrote:i really think his tendency to dissapear up his arse on a lot of things (rarely the music!) casts a shadow over his output.

Great stuff...got Walls and Bridges on now



what about mind games album? it's a bit average. i know there's some good songs on ity too but it's a bit of a career nadir.
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Postby Guest on Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:08 pm

give me the working class hero shooting of at the lip anyday of the week rather than those vegetarian bedwetters harrison and mccartney.
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Postby Devotchik on Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:15 pm

Hi Doug :)

I felt a similar way towards Jim Morrison. He pissed his brains down the drain.

Lennon was always my fav over McCartney (no offence to anyone who prefers McCartney). :)
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Postby MATT on Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:42 pm

I think the problem with Lennon is his subsequent deification after his death. His solo stuff is patchy, the great and the crap all feature. Once a musician of that stature dies people talk about them as if every song was a work of genius.

That said, he's my favourite Beatle, probably wins out in terms of the quality of his solo material (though George wins best album for All Things Must Pass 8) ) and the vast majority of his Beatles material is unsurpassable.

As a solo artist, Plastic Ono Band is great, Imagine decent.........and he had some good singles. I never bothered with Some Time In New York City, never read a good word about it by anybody!

PS "Love" is a belter.
And, 'life is what happens while you're busy making other plans' is a great line - and oh so true.
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Postby dougbrown93 on Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:46 pm

i used to have Double Fantasy on vinyl and while it is patchy i really liked it
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