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Old 02-23-2006, 10:51 PM   #1
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Let's talk about JOHN LENNON

What are your opinions on Mr. Lennon? Love him, hate him, don't care much about him?

Fav albums?
Fav songs?
Performances?


And should I buy Working Class Hero: The Definitive Lennon?

I've been so into Lennon these past few months; I've always liked his music but lately his music has had an amazing affect on me. His songs are beautiful, melodic, inspiring, touching, romantic, rebelious.....I have realized how much I love his music and how much the music world needs someone like John Lennon. Even with his god-like-ego and all, I just wish there was someone some-what like him now!


So, any opinions on him/his music please share!
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Old 02-23-2006, 11:00 PM   #2
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I really liked the No No Song, where John talked about how he used to snort and drink a lot. But now when he sees some great moonshine whiskey, he has to say 'no no I don't drink it no more' because he's 'tired of waking up on the floor'.

Also a standout from Lennon's career is the classic french western cowboy themed 'Beaucoups of Blues' where he uses Lousianne as a metaphor for Yoko.
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Re: Let's talk about JOHN LENNON

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And should I buy Working Class Hero: The Definitive Lennon?
Abso-fucking-lutely! That's all I can say. That compilation is sheer bliss.
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If you want the best Lennon has to offer, start with Plastic Ono Band. Really amazing stuff. Very emotional, very powerful. Mother, God, Working Class Hero, etc.

I would then go to Imagine, which is a bit more mainstream but also has a lot of great songs.

After that, Walls & Bridges and Mind Games, which are like many 80's Dylan albums: great songs side by side with not-so-great songs.

There's no point in getting a compilation; this man is a genius and he has at least 4 solo studio albums worth owning.
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Double Fantasy is worth having as well, if you can tolerate the fact that half of the songs are by Yoko Ono! The 7 Lennon songs on there are all great.
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i love john Lennon...ill tell you guys my art project.....ok....

my art teacher is reading a book called the post mail or some thing like that and so in the book this guy wrights to dead people and if they return to him then the dead person didn't get the mail but if it doesn't come back then that mans that the dead person got the mail where ever they are.....and I'm doing john Lennon....i was watching this thing on his anniversary and it made me really sad that some one could do that to some one who is so brilliant (I'm talking about how mark chapman shot him)

oh ya i like working class hero and imagine and instant karma! are my faves!!!
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If only Lennon could have joined forces with McCartney's amazing melodies and brought his amazing lyrics - they could have made some amazing songs
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I find him to be very overrated in almost every way.
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I love his music..imagine is a classic. don't know so much about him as a person though, what with all his and yoko's fur coats..hmm indeed!
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Thanks everyone for your thoughts and stuff.

In my collection over the years, I only have these Lennon albums:

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (Absolutely love MOTHER, Working class hero and Love)

Walls and Bridges (I've heard that it recently got re-mastered?)

Imagine

Mind Games

So is there any other albums I should own? I've had these albums for years now.

Wait I also have Lennon Legend that I bought a few years back.

I was thinking of buying DOUBLE FANTASY, any good? I've always loved (Just Like) Starting Over; one of my favorite if not my fav Lennon song. The other song I know from that album is WOMAN, which I LOVE!
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i love john Lennon...ill tell you guys my art project.....ok....

my art teacher is reading a book called the post mail or some thing like that and so in the book this guy wrights to dead people and if they return to him then the dead person didn't get the mail but if it doesn't come back then that mans that the dead person got the mail where ever they are.....and I'm doing john Lennon....i was watching this thing on his anniversary and it made me really sad that some one could do that to some one who is so brilliant (I'm talking about how mark chapman shot him)

oh ya i like working class hero and imagine and instant karma! are my faves!!!
That sounds like an awesome project!! I want to hear more about it? Like what are you gonna do?

I was also watching a documentary on his anniversary, it is very sad. I'm so pathetic I get very sad when I see/read about celebrities who die such tragic deaths. I get very when I read or watch anything on how James Dean died.

lazarus - thanks for the great feedback.

Matt786 - Double Fantasy might be the next album I buy! Thanks for the warning on YOKO!
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That sounds like an awesome project!! I want to hear more about it? Like what are you gonna do?

I was also watching a documentary on his anniversary, it is very sad. I'm so pathetic I get very sad when I see/read about celebrities who die such tragic deaths. I get very when I read or watch anything on how James Dean died.

lazarus - thanks for the great feedback.

Matt786 - Double Fantasy might be the next album I buy! Thanks for the warning on YOKO!
well we have to have a place...like im sending mine to strawberry fields...and then we wright to them like what they meant to us and how they have made an impact and then i get to decorate it
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You know what one of my favorite Lennon songs is? 'Oh Yoko'.

Canadiens will appreciate, it has prominent placing in Rushmore.
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I find him to be very overrated in almost every way.
yeah. I can't say who my fav Beatle was while they were together in terms of songs written by each one, but he was great with them (well in my very unpopular opinion they're one band that shouldn't have messed with drugs, and Sgt Peppers onward is overrated). Anyway...his solo stuff is overrated and yes I've heard a lot of it. There's a compilation called Lennon Legend which is probably worth your money but other than that...ehh. Imagine has bad lyrics and is boring, by the way..."in my opinion."

Also, he was known for being a real asshole in person, insufferable genious at best. And yet he wrote a few overrated songs about world peace, had a bed-in, and people see him as some kind of heroic savior of the human race. And of course that's the image of him that will always exist since he got shot.

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