This coming from the same guy who gave us 'Two Virgins', 'Life With The Lions', and 'The Wedding Album'.
These were recorded in 68'/69'
you're correct, I meant extraneous
-Beatles. Just like "How I Won The War", when John trapsed off to film that during
the fab years also--or when Harrison made Wonderwall music as a side project as the first "Zapple" release, the relative artistic "worth" of a given piece is purely in the eye of the beholder.
*ALSO* I must confess John's early releases w/ Yoko I agree, should've never seen the light of day
. I think Lennon assumed the world would accept his experimental period w/ no resistance. They were atrocious works (endless heartbeat sounds plus the incessant "John?".."Yoko?" phrase over and over again.) This kind of "avant garde" should be visual
rather than audio
IMHO (many ppl were also opposed to his non-musical statements such as "Bagism"- which I thought was a fantastic way to call attention to the carnage in Vietnam. As far as the titles you cited above, I had all these albums at one time, but as I look back, I don't know why I purchased them (probably because of the historical
(as opposed to aesthetic
value of of the "Two Virgins" cover
-which I bought off a friend who "couldn't bare to look at John's c*ck another second", as he put it back in the early 70's. But I do believe his true post-Beatle output (especially the first two LPs (P.O.B. and Imagine show great inspiration and brilliance--a brilliance I believe (unlike yourself) was present even
in his A.R. material as well---but yes, I take your point, opinions can differ, which is perfectly ok.