Tuesday, December 14, 2010
My top ten John Lennon Songs (Beatles Era)
It is already the 30th anniversary of his death...time flies doesn't it? And yes, Rock-n-Roll does love it's martyrs doesn't it?
(In no order of preference)
1.) "Help" The First rock-n-roll-celebrity-sucks song, the uptempo melody masks a world class primal scream of despair.
2.) "Dr Robert" Drug humor in 1966, ya can't beat it.
3.) "Tomorrow Never Knows" Any apologia for LSD that has it's origin in one of Ringo Starr's calculated malapropisms is a song for the ages in my books.
4.) "Norwegian Wood" "Cindy I WOULD NEVER CHEAT ON YOU...Its just a SONG!"
5.) "I am the Walrus" John Lennon does to pop musik what TNT does to a recalcitrant brick wall.
6.) "Strawberry Fields Forever". Great song maybe his best, ignoring it diminishes his artistic luster...
7.) "Hey Bulldog" One of JL's best goofs...Besides it is allegedly the last time the Beatles played together in the studio, thus the energy comes across to the casual listener.
8.) "Nowhere Man" Which is a sort of Lennonist bookend to "Eleanor Rigby".
9.) "And Your Bird Can Sing" JL always disparaged the song, but as trifles go this one is excellent and a song others, rock and rock immortals even would kill to have written.
10.) "Dear Prudence" Only a superficial goof, even JK's happy songs sound like dirges...
Okay tawk amongst yourselves...