Sir John Coan wrote:The Unique Modernist! wrote:By some distance the most overrated artist on BCB. There I've said it.
Oh, I could put together a list of another 10 who are just as overrated here, G! But you do have a point.
And yes, it does matter that 90% of his output is shite, really. Or by the same token, we'd be saying that Andrew Lloyd Webber is a genius.
He was a Beatle. End of debate.
Sure his solo career has been spotty as hell...but he was a Beatle. He freaking wrote "Yesterday", "Hey Jude" and "Here, There and Everywhere." That's the ultimate get out of jail free card.
That he has employed so little quality control in his solo years is maddening, but along the way he's tossed off a few for the ages ("Maybe I'm Amazed", "Back Seat of My Car"), a few guilty pleasures ("Silly Love Songs", "With a Little Luck", "My Love", "Listen to What the Man Said") and a few undiscovered gems ("Waterfalls," "I'm Carrying," "Distractions") - so if I've got to wade through a few "Morris Moose and the Old Grey Goose's" to get to the good stuff, I'll do it. Why? Because he is a great singer, a stellar bass player, incapable of writing a bad melody...but most of all cause he was a freaking Beatle. And that entitles him to my respect and at least a little of my attention.
Favorite Album: Ram
Favorite Song: Maybe I'm Amazed