Wednesday, 12 October 2011

WEDNESDAY CLUB - John Lennon - God

 MIDWEEK CRISIS, your dreams are fading, come to WEDNESDAY CLUB where 'Dreams never end'

JOHN LENNON - God (1970)

The battle raged on, who is the best, Lennon or McCartney? Then George entered the frame with the brilliant 'All things Must Pass'. I loved Paul's self titled first solo album. He's the one with all the melody, think of 'Yesterday', think of 'The Long and Winding Road.' We love you Paul.

When Lennon released his first solo album 'Plastic Ono', after a couple of tremendous singles, 'Cold Turkey' and 'Instant Karma', he jumped straight to the top of the debate ladder. What an album! Great stripped down songs. He even introduced the 'F' word, which did not seem out of place on the magnificent 'Working class Hero'. But what stood out for me was 'God'. "No more Beatles, no more Zimmerman, the dream is over, the dream is over, the dream is over". A line I have borrowed and used more times than I care to remember. His follow up album 'Imagine' cemented his position. I loved his dry humour, his bitterness, his cynicism.

Even Dylan gave a bittersweet acknowledgement by saying "He's improving".

Then came Paul's 'Band on the Run',  the debate was opened up again!

Who do you like best? John, Paul, George or Bingo.

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12 October 2011 at 07:44

That first Lennon/Ono Band album is fantastic. I think all The Beatles had relatively disappointing solo careers (except for Ringo, who probably exceeeded expectations with 'Back Off Boogaloo' and 'Photograph'!). My favourite Fab will always be Paul for the tunes (and his Little Richard impersonation).