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 on: Today at 08:36:14 PM 
Started by Bobber - Last post by Moogmodule
   

His was still the finest rock and roll voice around.   

That's the huge disappointment with this. That a guy with such a sensational rock voice would sound so bland on many of the tracks.

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 on: Today at 08:14:38 PM 
Started by Bobber - Last post by Mr Mustard
It was a long time in the oven this one, and what with the Spector shenanigans and John's turbulent private life at the time it's little wonder he does indeed seem a spent force. Whenever John or Paul needed to re-charge their batteries, the default mode was to fly back to the Fifties. And this album is a selfish rummage through the attic of John's youth - only a few of the tracks could be truly described as "Rock And Roll" and of those, even fewer were delivered with any degree of bite. "Stand By Me" is convincing and outshines the original, but such weary, lacklustre renditions of "Do You Wanna Dance", "Be Bop A Lula" and "Peggy Sue" do NOT a rock & roll album make!

He does wake up occasionally. Fiery bursts of "Rip It Up" and "Ready Teddy" stir John from his exhausted reverie, and I do like his versions of "Ain't That A Shame" and "Slippin' And Slidin'". His was still the finest rock and roll voice around. Much has been made of Lennon's bowing out (for a few years) with the music that ushered him in.... perhaps he was more consciously going full circle than was acknowledged at the time.

I (and more importantly, John himself it seems) agree with Kevin - he needed a break.

But I'd probably still play this one ahead of "Choba B CCCP" or "Run Devil Run" to be honest.   

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 on: Today at 06:40:41 PM 
Started by Bobber - Last post by Kevin
Awful, lacklustre performance. And it would nigh be impossible NOT to have a hit with Stand By Me. He's lucky Sean's birth gave him an excuse to retire, because it's hard to see where he would go from here. He seems a spent force.

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 on: Today at 04:06:29 PM 
Started by Ovi - Last post by Mr Mustard
There were at least two performances of "Instant Karma!" on BBC's Top Of The Pops (February 1970) and I'm pretty sure John sang live amidst the studio audience on one or both versions. Maybe his band mimed though? Not sure whether this counts?

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 on: Today at 03:18:21 PM 
Started by Ovi - Last post by Ovi
Funny that this is listed nowhere. I suspect it isn't very much.


Yeah, I was thinking the same when I made the thread.

Here's some I've collected so far:

Varsity Stadium, Toronto - 13 September 1969 - with Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann, Alan White.
Lyceum Ballroom, London - 15 December 1969 - with Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett, Alan White, Jim Gordon, Billy Preston, Klaus Voormann, George Harrison, Bobby Keys, Jim Price, Keith Moon, Nicky Hopkins.
Fillmore East, New York - 6 June 1971 - with Yoko Ono, Klaus Voorman and Frank Zappa and the Mothers.
Madison Square Garden, New York - 30 August 1972 - afternoon show - with Yoko Ono, John Ward, Jim Keltner and the Elephant's Memory Band.
Madison Square Garden, New York - 30 August 1972 - evening show - with Yoko Ono, John Ward, Jim Keltner and the Elephant's Memory Band.
Las Vegas (?) - 6 September 1972 - "Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon" - with Yoko Ono, John Ward, Jim Keltner and the Elephant's Memory Band.*
Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York - 18 April 1975 - "A Salute to Sir Lew Grade" - backed by BOMF (his last live appearance).

* Wikipedia says Elephant's Memory Band played a total of 4 shows with John and Yoko, so I'm missing one.

http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-mike-douglas-show-with-john-lennon-yoko-ono-mw0001072473

^link says John and Yoko were present at 5 Mike Douglas shows in '72, but I dunno how many of them feature actual musical performances.

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 on: Today at 08:23:29 AM 
Started by Ovi - Last post by Bobber
Funny that this is listed nowhere. I suspect it isn't very much. I would have to research that, something for the Xmas Holidays.

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 on: Today at 08:22:01 AM 
Started by Bobber - Last post by Moogmodule
With a couple of exceptions, Stand By Me, Slipping and a Sliding, John sounds pretty un engaged. I don't think they recorded him particularly well. When you compare this to his covers of Twist and Shout and Money with the Beatles, as well as the stuff on the BBC recordings, there's something lacking here.

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 on: Today at 05:58:49 AM 
Started by Bobber - Last post by Kangaroo Kev
I dont like it

In fact I think its horrible

the whole sound is terrible, blame the producer ? I dont know

Johns singing is good but I just cant listen to it


 ;sorry


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 on: Today at 01:11:47 AM 
Started by Bobber - Last post by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar
I like this album. I think it gives the listener more than one would expect from a pack of 50's covers recorded in the 70's by an ex-member of a 60's band. Moreover, it's the last John's album that I care about.

"Stand By Me" is the classic track, but I especially love this one:

John Lennon - Slippin' and Slidin' (The video's owner prevents external embedding)

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 on: Yesterday at 09:54:05 PM 
Started by Bobber - Last post by tkitna
I concour

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