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 –
Top singles from the past…
10 May 2020
Band: Plastic Ono Band
Written: by John lennon
B-side: Why (Yoko Ono)
Released: 28 December 1970 – only in the US
Score: #9 on the Cashbox Top 100
and #43 on the Billboard Hot 100
Album: Plastic Ono Band – debut LP
Happy Mother’s Day to all mums in the world…
PLASTIC ONO BAND: Discography
New sonic impulses…
21 November 2019
The Floria Sigismondi-directed movie adaptation of Henry James 1898 novella The Turn Of The Screw — called The Turning — will start screening in January. The soundtrack will feature new or previously unreleased songs by several artists such as Courtney Love, Mitski, Kim Gordon, Alice Glass, Warpaint, Cherry Glazer and the Kills’ Alison Mosshart.
COURTNEY LOVE, a long time fan of Floria Sigismondi who’s also quite famous for directing music videos, has contributed a new song to the film. It’s called MOTHER‘, an impassioned and zealous power ballad with a fervid vocal Love performance.
(photo on top: FB Courtney Love)
Clips that will have an impact on your eyes and your ears…
17 August 2019
Oxford‘s rockers MOTHER who formed in 2017 and whose first EPs were produced by Mark Gardener, frontman of shoegaze veterans Ride are now working on their debut album. The first single ‘SCHOOL DAYS’ was released last May. A striking piece of sonic psychedelia driven by a pounding beat that will speed up your bloodstream and injected with glowing guitar sequences creating a psychedelic soundscape while the lyrics reveal a fear for an unemployed future. The band has a pretty crazy lyric clip out now to visualize their current confused state of mind. Watch it here…