Hey, give a listen. My favorite album by any ex-Beatle. I like this better than several Beatle albums. It's all subjective, eh?
Elton is on two cuts: SURPRISE SURPRISE SWEET BIRD OF PARADOX; and, WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT. Contains the classic line: ' I'll scratch your back and you knife mine.'. . . : Howl, wolves, howl!// in this era, actually after john returned to nyc from L.A., and from chasing after phil spector, who had absconded with the master tapes from the ROCK AND ROLL session, john was looking out over the night sky above Central Park, and-- so he said-- 'saw a UFO.' lately, it occurred to me that he might have seen an early drone, an unmanned one ( i saw one, a manned one, in Frisco about 15 years ago).in the news, today, (6/20/19) a military drone of ours was shot down by iran---over there, but of course, we are there, over oil, we who drive our nice shiny new cars, and really only feel we are alive, while driving them, and one of the reasons jfk was shot, might have been that he planned to give the heave-ho to the oil depletion allowance, which, then as now, gives the oil industry a huge advantage in the financial accretion game. . . multi-millionaires, then; billionaires, now (you know, that after he was shot, no one else had the balls to go after this issue).Copyright 2019 AlistairMann
stand outs on this outing follow: surprise, surprise sweet bird of paradox; steel and glass; scared;beef jerky; what you got; #9dream; bless you. the stones had a massive hit later in the decade, called miss you. miss you is scared speeded up and bounced, with a disco beat. john was separated from yoko, so bless you is his love letter to her, from across the continent. he had rented the house next to Steve McQueen's, on the beach near Malibu. Keith Moon roomed with john and was engaged in a feud with the actor. Ringo and Harry Nilsson were regular visitors. A whole lotta partying was goin' on. Paul and Linda and Bowie came over at least once. Stevie Wonder. Imagine all that. In the California sunshine. 1974./ My favorite song from this collection is SURPRISE,SURPRISE,SWEET BIRD OF PARADOX. It is about May Pang, Johnny's girlfriend for while he and Yoko were taking a break from each other. It is so happy and upbeat. John is almost shouting his ecstasy, in the beginning of the song. The couple returned to nyc, and began living together in a small apartment, but one day John left to meet up with Ocean Child Yoko, and he just never came back. What happened with the living situation for Ms. May, i do not know. She was a good facilitator for him, with the strange musicians that he met there, and sometimes collaborated with (sorry, Winston). The last time Paul and he played together was on a take of MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, on which John, who was operating as the de facto producer, had to fit Linda Macca in with Stevie Wonder, for both were playing keys. Unfortunately, the white powder competed successfully for the attention of everyone. You know what i mean, it starts with a 'C'. That's not on this cd, although if you look hard enough, on the internet, you can find it. Julian Lennon's on this cd, playing drums along with his father, on the old favorite, YA YA. It stays in your mind, though it is just a demo. The most powerful track is STEEL AND GLASS, which i took as a message about Sinatra, with whom Lennon had had an encounter. It is quite novelistic, but, then, with John, it could also have been about Trump, or Paul, or Eddie Money, or Billy Joel, or Bobby Dylan. Who knows, John was just a superstar, and he never got over it. Pity pity pity pity, ISN'T IT A PITY (George's 1970 song).Copyright2019AlistairMann
sadly a real disaster.
the 5th season is something that makes you wonder what happened to them?!
especially if you like the show.....
The debate about the individual importance of each Beatle is endless, but it's clear from all of their solo work that they were greater than their parts. Conventional wisdom is the Paul stuck with melodic silly little love songs and John played up his introspective, sometimes tortured genius. Ringo proved his inconsequentiality and George perhaps benefited most from going solo, releasing "All Things Must Pass," which is a contender for best post-Beatles album. 1974's "Walls and Bridges" suffers from overproduction, smothered vocals and a rather indifferent approach, which plagued a lot of Lennon's solo work. "Whatever Gets You Thur the Night" is the only well-known song on here and there are no real deep cuts. Elton John and Harry Nilsson contributed background vocals. This reissue includes 2 bonus tracks.
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