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 on: Today at 09:10:48 PM 
Started by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar - Last post by nimrod
My Favourite would be Imagine, I guess, but like others Im no fan of any Beatles solo work, I dont know, Ive tried ....

Maybe for me the magic just isnt there for me. Ive tried to analyze it but I cant.

From the first album of his I quite like the song 'Remember', something about it sounds like The Beatles, probably its Ringo's drumming with Johns voice, I always could imagine it on a Beatle album.......and I always thought Johns voice on 'God' was terrific
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'#9 Dream' is a nice song, as is 'Out Of The Blue'

I'll never forgive them for breaking up.

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 on: Today at 07:07:19 PM 
Started by nimrod - Last post by Klang



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 on: Today at 03:00:27 PM 
Started by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar - Last post by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar
Get the first three, but 'Rock-N-Roll' is sh*t.

Rock And Roll is far from essential and unlistenable to my ears.

Of course each one can have its own opinion about the album. And sure, Rock 'N' Roll was a minor work even in John's short solo career. But I like listening to the nostalgic John, even though I'm not a big fan of 1950's rock & roll. When I listen to that album I don't expect a masterpiece, I just have fun as I feel John is having fun too.

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 on: Today at 02:49:55 PM 
Started by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar - Last post by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar
I actually do think Plastic Ono Band is an essential John record. Admittedly it's not the easiest of listening. But it did show John stretching the boundaries of pop/rock, not something any of the Beatles did much of after the break-up. His extreme confessional approach with very Lo fi arrangements was totally at odds with the trend toward bigger and more polished arrangements of the 70s. And there's some decent songs on it as well.

Of course Plastic Ono Band was essential in John's solo career. And I have no problem with its sound, actually I think it's interesting, I like that under-produced feeling. What I don't like is the general message of the album. The album is usually praised because of its supposed sincerity, and probably that was true in 1970; but I don't feel it represents the John we have known during the rest of his life. Not having hope and not believing in anything is not what a dreamer does. That's why I think that John resurrected in his following album, especially with the song "Imagine".

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 on: Today at 01:30:25 PM 
Started by Ovi - Last post by Dmitry
Thanks, Cor! I asked because Jan Paul Schutten is in Moscow now. He came here for an interesting festival Politech and gave and interview. Take a look at http://fest.polymus.ru/en/programm/from-the-big-bang-to-big-brains/

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 on: Today at 12:38:27 PM 
Started by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar - Last post by Bobber
As a matter of fact Walls And Bridges reached the cars cd-player recently. That's about it. I'm not a great fan of Johns solo work, but that's just me. Rock And Roll is far from essential and unlistenable to my ears.

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 on: Today at 11:58:40 AM 
Started by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar - Last post by tkitna
Anyway, there are four John's albums that I really need: Imagine (1971), Mind Games (1973), Walls And Bridges (1974) and Rock 'N' Roll (1975). .

Get the first three, but 'Rock-N-Roll' is sh*t.

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What about you? Which John's albums do you need or listen more frequently?

I'm a completist so I have to have all of them.  Which ones do I listen to,,,,,none of them.  I'm an idiot.

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 on: Today at 11:49:21 AM 
Started by Ovi - Last post by Bobber
I wish I knew if someone read "Jij bent je brein: alles wat je wilt weten over je hersenen" by D.F. Swaab and Jan Paul Schutten! It is a Dutch book for children. Some kind of popular here; translated into Russian. If only Cor, who is absent during the whole May, knew about it...

I'm here.  :)  I've been involved in a business conflict recently and it took away a lot of my time and certainly my energy. Hopefully things will work out fine in the next few days (decision time).

D.F. Swaab is known as Dick Swaab over here. But because dick also means something else in English, I can imagine why he took his initials in the translation. Swaab is a professor over here and, if you can speak of that when it comes to professors, kind of popular. He explains difficult matters in a simple way. The title 'Je bent je brein' (You are your brain) he explains that the brain is responsible for everything you do and happens into you. Very readable book and an eyeopener, although there are (of course) critics who think that Swaab's vision is a bit one-sighted. Still, it's a good read and you won't harm anyone with it.  ;D

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 on: Today at 09:27:00 AM 
Started by Ovi - Last post by Dmitry
I wish I knew if someone read "Jij bent je brein: alles wat je wilt weten over je hersenen" by D.F. Swaab and Jan Paul Schutten! It is a Dutch book for children. Some kind of popular here; translated into Russian. If only Cor, who is absent during the whole May, knew about it...

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 on: Today at 07:50:32 AM 
Started by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar - Last post by Moogmodule
I actually do think Plastic Ono Band is an essential John record. Admittedly it's not the easiest of listening. But it did show John stretching the boundaries of pop/rock, not something any of the Beatles did much of after the break-up. His extreme confessional approach with very Lo fi arrangements was totally at odds with the trend toward bigger and more polished arrangements of the 70s. And there's some decent songs on it as well.





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