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Old 10-02-2001, 08:27 PM   #1
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John Lennon Tribute on TNT...

(I have gone back and edited this because since I posted this, this program has gotten it's share of cheesy! But I still think Dave was great!) It's on right now! Very emotional so far. I did'nt like the version of 'Imagine', but the Dave Matthews solo acoustic version of 'In My Life' was frickin' outstanding!! I almost cried...

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You have got to be kidding me.

1. The cover of "Imagine" was just awful. I'm getting sick of these singers who think they're the next Whitney Houston.

2. Dave Matthews is such a burn-out. He destroyed the song. He even messed up while playing guitar. I can't understand why so many admire that guy.

This tribute, though for a good cause, is there to attract an MTV audience. You would think that Paul, George, and Ringo would make some appearences (maybe they will). But what are these bands ? Once again, I agree with the cause, John Lennon was an inspiring artist - but the people covering these songs don't even belong playing one note. What about the bands that SHOULD play - U2, the Stones, Oasis, etc.

*Turns off TV in disgust*

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While I didn't see these performances, you have to realize that they're "tributes," not photocopy performances! You are likely to get more Dave Matthews in a John Lennon song if Dave Matthews is playing it. As such, you are going to hate this tribute if you hate the artists in it. Not like that was a surprise anyway, now is it?

But I agree. Where's Oasis at least? Aren't they the quintessential Beatles fans? Apparently, though, Liam refuses to come back to America for some reason. He's so interminably cranky that you wonder why that band even stays together.

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You have got to be kidding me.

1. The cover of "Imagine" was just awful. I'm getting sick of these singers who think they're the next Whitney Houston.

2. Dave Matthews is such a burn-out. He destroyed the song. He even messed up while playing guitar. I can't understand why so many admire that guy.

This tribute, though for a good cause, is there to attract an MTV audience. You would think that Paul, George, and Ringo would make some appearences (maybe they will). But what are these bands ? Once again, I agree with the cause, John Lennon was an inspiring artist - but the people covering these songs don't even belong playing one note. What about the bands that SHOULD play - U2, the Stones, Oasis, etc.

*Turns off TV in disgust*

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I do agree that there are more than a few bands or performers, who I would like to see as part of this, but I was expecting a MUCH worse line-up, possibly going so low, as to include things like N'Sync, etc!... I'm not even a DMB fan, but I just found his version very touching, with the images mixed in, and right after Kevin Spacey's speech dedicating the program to all those who are helping ion NYC...



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I agree that the girl who sang "Imagine" reeked the place out. It was earsplitting. Dave Matthews sucked. However, STP's version of Revolution rocked. I am currently being unimpressed by Marc Anthony's "Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds." Sean Lennon performed with Moby and some other dude.Unfortunately, he seems to have inherited more from Yoko than John. What a shame Julian Lennon didn't come, as well as the other Beatles. I still hold out hope Paul will make a surprise appearence, he's been in NYC since before the attack.
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Sean Lennon performed with Moby and some other dude. Unfortunately, he seems to have inherited more from Yoko than John. What a shame Julian Lennon didn't come, as well as the other Beatles.
Obviously you haven't heard Sean's solo album. Sounds just like John. I must admit that it would have been cooler have Sean Lennon be the lead singer than Rufus Wainwright ("the other dude") in that tribute. Julian Lennon sounds and performs too much like his father. The critics smashed his career as a result.

But I have to admit. Yoko Ono is quite hard to listen to; way too avant-garde when grouped together with her late husband. Anyone ever hear Ono's "Kiss Kiss Kiss" from Lennon's last original album, "Double Fantasy"? I couldn't stop laughing. I doubled over the first time I heard it, and I still do.

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Oh but now "Instant Karma" is being butchered.

The biggest insult to that song since Nike used it in an ad campaign in 1990.

Oh well...it's a good cause. Right?

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It's on right now! Very emotional so far. I did'nt like the version of 'Imagine', but the Dave Matthews solo acoustic version of 'In My Life' was frickin' outstanding!! I almost cried...

Okay now wait a minute! As I said in my first post 'SO FAR' which was right after STP. There has been an increasing amount of cheese building here, like this version 'INSTANT KARMA'... I dunno... :P



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And now Lou Reed is ruining "Jealous Guy." I hate tributes now!





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And now Lou Reed is ruining "Jealous Guy."
Yeah, it was flat to an almost remarkable extent- amazing!

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The whole concert is terrible.

I'm glad I'm taping the U2 specials on MuchMusic.
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Well, Sean Lennon's solo was cool, the only real redeeming part of the last half. Of course, I like his music, so I don't count for objectivity.

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Well, Sean Lennon's solo was cool, the only real redeeming part of the last half. Of course, I like his music, so I don't count for objectivity.

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I agree. I especially liked his version of 'Julia'...

BTW... Who was that with David Copperfield? Jaysus!...

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there was a 1988 tribute to John Lennon that was decent, Elton John did Imagine and Bono did a solo performance, and he was full on Rattle and Hum era Bono. He sang into the mic with his long hair down in his face.

I haven't seen this show since 1989 and no one ever mentions it.

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there was a 1988 tribute to John Lennon that was decent, Elton John did Imagine and Bono did a solo performance, and he was full on Rattle and Hum era Bono. He sang into the mic with his long hair down in his face.

I haven't seen this show since 1989 and no one ever mentions it.
Was this held in Central Park?? I want to say I remember something like that for some reason...



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