11 December 2020
Album: PLASTIC ONO BAND
Released: 11 December 1970 – 50 years ago today
Score: #8 in the UK, #6 in the US, #1 in Japan,
Canada and The Netherlands.
AllMusic / Stephen Erlewine: “It’s an unflinching document of bare-bones
despair and pain, but for all its nihilism, it is ultimately life-affirming; it is unique
not only in Lennon’s catalog, but in all of popular music. Few albums are ever as harrowing, difficult, and rewarding as John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.”
Full review here. Score: 5/5.
John Lennon: “You’re just left with yourself all the time, whatever you do anyway.
You’ve got to get down to your own God in your own temple. It’s all down to you, mate.”
Yoko Ono: “My husband John Lennon was a very special man. A man of humble
origin, he brought light and hope to the whole world with his words and music.”
Turn Up The Volume: Lennon always was my favourite Beatle – the rocker, the big
mouth, the challenger, the dreamer, the maverick, the misfit, the open-minded musician/human – and this solo debut is his best post-Beatles work. Imperishable passionateness.”
Outstanding tracks: Mother / Working Class Hero
– MOTHER –
– WORKING CLASS HERO –