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John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
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9 July 2010
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I love this album soooo much. "Hold On" and "Love" always seemed underrated to me, I think.

I think it's acoustic… I mean, if it was recorded with a basic home recorder, it probably added the unplugged electric sound. Like a harmonica mic.

I dunno… a-hard-days-night-ringo-4

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10 July 2010
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Stunningly simple album to me. Lennon's vocal on God is one of the best vocals from him on any song EVER!

Regarding the guitar sound, on WIKI there is this:

"My Mummy's Dead" is the closing song on the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon. It is one of three songs John wrote concerning his mother, along with "Julia" and "Mother". The song is set to the tune of "Three Blind Mice," and performed on a solo acoustic guitar into a low-fidelity monophonic microphone.

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10 July 2010
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mjb said:

Stunningly simple album to me. Lennon's vocal on God is one of the best vocals from him on any song EVER!

Regarding the guitar sound, on WIKI there is this:

"My Mummy's Dead" is the closing song on the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon. It is one of three songs John wrote concerning his mother, along with "Julia" and "Mother". The song is set to the tune of "Three Blind Mice," and performed on a solo acoustic guitar into a low-fidelity monophonic microphone.


Even though I'm a hardcore christian, I love John Lennon's "God". Very good vocal, and his "voice" is spot on.
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12 July 2010
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mjb said:

Stunningly simple album to me. Lennon's vocal on God is one of the best vocals from him on any song EVER!

Regarding the guitar sound, on WIKI there is this:

"My Mummy's Dead" is the closing song on the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon. It is one of three songs John wrote concerning his mother, along with "Julia" and "Mother". The song is set to the tune of "Three Blind Mice," and performed on a solo acoustic guitar into a low-fidelity monophonic microphone.


 

I saw the Wikipedia thing, and read some books which said it was an acoustic guitar. That's why I wanted to mention it here – I started wondering whether I was the only person who thought it was an electric.

It might actually be an Epiphone Casino hollow-body electric, which is what Lennon used pretty much exclusively from 1968-1971ish. That's the one he's playing during the rooftop concert. Whether he took it to Los Angeles, where the song was recorded, I don't know. It was done while he was in the US for Primal Therapy, though the others on the album were recorded at Abbey Road.

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12 July 2010
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4 August 2010
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I need to get a few of John's solo albums, I only have God off this album, Mind Games and Imagine. God is one of John's hardest and conceptual songs, and he got it spot on. I always get a chill down my spine when he says "I don't believe in Beatles." I will work towards trying to get the rest of Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. From the sound of God, I can tell that this is one of his best solo albums.

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4 August 2010
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Wait until October, then buy the remasters. I can't wait to hear what they've done with JL/POB. It's a stunning album and well worth buying.

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11 October 2010
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I watched a great programme today on UK TV about the making of the Plastic Ono Band album.  It was made quite recently and it featured interviews with Yoko, Ringo, Klaus Voormann and two engineers who worked on the album plus a few others. For those not familiar with it, the album was very sparse with most tracks just featuring John, Ringo & Klaus.

The most fascinating thing was the Engineers were isolating tracks from the songs. One part included the screams at the end of the song Mother - that was eerie. They didn't just concentrate on John; you heard Ringo's drumming and a particular bass part (on Hold On John) where Klaus played CHORDS on his bass.

I came across this by accident but I'm hoping there might be more on other albums - I can always hope!

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12 October 2010
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Great Album
Did someone famously cover
Hold On because the tune is familiar to me after hearing it for the first time

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

13 October 2010
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I saw that programme – it's this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00szzlw

It's an edit of a 90-minute documentary which you can get on DVD. I haven't seen the full version.

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Mr Sun King – I'm not aware of any famous covers of Hold On.

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Well since I just got Lennon Signature Box, I'm listening to this album.

 

Wow. Amazing. I'm just blown away by it. I have a new favorite song : I found out, and Love is becoming one of my top 10 fav John songs. 

 

But the reason of my post : In the song God, I don't mind "I don't believe in Beatles" line at all. I take it as "Look, I have grown up, can you accept the new me?" I think it's brilliant.

 

What do you think of this line?

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