Not the BCB 100 - John Lennon solo

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Postby Shaun » 06 Jan 2007, 02:50

I find Lennon's solo career to border on the insipid. Some good tracks here and there but he lost it big time after Imagine.

Album- The New York disc on the Lennon Anthology boxset

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Postby Quaco » 06 Jan 2007, 03:11

Shaun wrote:I find Lennon's solo career to border on the insipid. Some good tracks here and there but he lost it big time after Imagine.

Album- The New York disc on the Lennon Anthology boxset

Why did you pick the New York disc if you think his best work was behind him by that point?
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Postby Shaun » 06 Jan 2007, 03:21

I'd rather listen to his raw live stuff and home noodlings than those last 4 or 5 albums any day.
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Postby Quaco » 06 Jan 2007, 03:39

Shaun wrote:I'd rather listen to his raw live stuff and home noodlings than those last 4 or 5 albums any day.

I think I understand. The New York stuff is raw and funky, while the concurrent and later albums (Mind Games, Walls and Bridges, Double Fantasy, Milk and Honey) are slick or something. I just thought it was weird you didn't choose Plastic Ono Band or Imagine or the Ascot disc as your favorite, since you said it was all downhill after Imagine.


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Postby Quaco » 06 Jan 2007, 04:05

Corporal Moddie! wrote:I don't want to get arsey, but surely there are more deserving candidates for the not 100. I have been struck by the lack of people from the jazz, soul and funk fields so far.

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Is there a limited number of positions in the Not the BCB 100 list? Do we need to worry about how many of each genre are represented?

Besides, John Lennon is one of the five or so most important artists in rock history. Surely his solo work, even if one finds it a letdown after The Beatles, deserves a position at least in the Not the BCB 100 list.

You meant to post this in the 10,000 Maniacs thread, right? :)
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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 06 Jan 2007, 11:07

Quaco wrote:
Corporal Moddie! wrote:I don't want to get arsey, but surely there are more deserving candidates for the not 100. I have been struck by the lack of people from the jazz, soul and funk fields so far.

:?:

Is there a limited number of positions in the Not the BCB 100 list? Do we need to worry about how many of each genre are represented?

Besides, John Lennon is one of the five or so most important artists in rock history. Surely his solo work, even if one finds it a letdown after The Beatles, deserves a position at least in the Not the BCB 100 list.

You meant to post this in the 10,000 Maniacs thread, right? :)


He damned well should have done! I'm surprised that thread's attracting so many comments. Fucking cardigan rock also-rans...

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Postby Tactful Cactus » 06 Jan 2007, 11:39

I really got into Mind Games and Walls & Bridges in 2006. At least the good stuff on both of these LP's. So those songs are at the top of my list when I think of a favourite. Despite the coke-session-slickness, a good John song is a good song.

Album:Plastic Ono Band
Song: Out of the Blue

Qu
aco, did Lennon ever comment on McCartneys output towards the end of the decade when they'd patched things up?

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 06 Jan 2007, 11:49

Nobody else seen this, then?

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I've commented on it in the 'What film did you last watch?' thread.

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Postby northernsky » 06 Jan 2007, 12:06

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Quaco wrote:
You meant to post this in the 10,000 Maniacs thread, right? :)


Fucking cardigan rock also-rans...


Yeah. By the 80s, that whole genre had become totally decadent and divorced from its roots:

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Postby Still Baron » 06 Jan 2007, 14:57

Album: Plastic Ono Band
Song: "Instant Karma"

Now for the Baron Party Line.
The early singles and Plastic Ono Band are probably the coolest shit put down by just about anyone. "Instant Karma" might be the highest possible achievement of the pop-rock single. The apotheosis, if you will.

And yet, Walls and Bridges is not to be underestimated. A friend told me about a tape he had with that one one side and Third/Sister Lovers on the other. You know it makes sense.

Of course, Lennon's solo "career" could only be disappointing, but it shouldn't be (and isn't) so easily dismissed.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 03 Mar 2009, 20:13

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Postby Moleskin » 03 Mar 2009, 20:56

Album: Plastic Ono Band
Song: 'Oh My Love'
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Postby Moleskin » 03 Mar 2009, 21:04

Can we put Yoko in the 'Not the BCB 100'?
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Postby R. Swipe » 11 Aug 2017, 22:16

Moleskin wrote:Can we put Yoko in the 'Not the BCB 100'?


Why not?
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