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26 January 2012
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Spiritinthesky
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This is Lennon at his best. And what is Yoko knitting?

On this day 26th Jan in 1970, John Lennon wrote, recorded, and mixed his new single, "Instant Karma," all in one day. It ranks as one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history, recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios and arriving in stores only ten days later. The single peaked at No. 3 on the US chart and No. 5 in the UK.

26 January 2012
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Joe
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OK, that's the fourth time I've heard this today. It's wrong. It happened on the 27th. That thisdayinmusic link says as much.

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27 January 2012
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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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Phil Spector was the producer, which is how Lennon ended up giving him the job of producing Let It Be. McCartney was furious, etc... etc...  and the rest is history.

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29 January 2012
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robert
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When Instant Karma first came out in the US my friend and I took it to my house, cranked up my parents' stereo in the living room and played it over and over and over and over.

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31 January 2012
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I'll be the lone dissenter here.

I think "Instant Karma" was a harbinger of things to come in Lennon-land: a wonderful song with raw (as in under-cooked) production.

There's some very awkward drumming that nearly sounds amateurish.

Of course, it's all strictly a question of taste. (But Voltaire said, "Good taste is my taste")

I always wondered why the post-Beatle Lennon had relatively little commercial success - even the Lennon Broadway musical basically opened and closed (and it was great!!!). ["Imagine" became a major anthem after he died].

And I think that for many people, his songs lacked production, at least in the sense that they'd become accustomed to in his Beatle days.

To my ears, "Instant Karma" is/was a good example.

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8 February 2012
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For you "Instant Karma" fans: Am on hold with Apple Care - the song playing on their recording is "Instant Karma"

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8 February 2012
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That's hilarious! They put you on hold and play "Instant Karma" – obviously the word "irony" means nothing to them!

On a similar subject: Last night my bank called me - or rather, a recorded message called me, interrupting my dinner - and after forcing me to verify my identity by punching in my year of birth, they immediately put ME on hold! Thus allowing me to listen to a 15-second loop of lite jazz-funk eight or nine times while I waited. I was very "amused". (They assured me that my call may have been monitored for quality assurance. I wonder if they heard me cursing ineffectually.)

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25 October 2014
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Today, Saturday with the Beatles played a version of the song before it was Spectorized. And you can hear more clearly John accidentally singing one time, "Like the moons and the sun and the stars." John thinking outside the Earth-bound box. :-)

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25 October 2014
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Not the same version as played on 'Saturday With The Beatles' but you can hear the basic 'Instant Karma' without Spectors overdubs on youtube (2 channels of the 5.1 mix). Its pretty cool to hear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IPi2DKMCgM

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26 October 2014
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'My Mummy's Dead'……'All You Need Is Love'……..'Instant Karma'……..probably 'Power To The People'

 

Clever lad.

27 October 2014
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Oudis
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And nobody here will say it's a great song?

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

28 October 2014
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I will…..Apart from the drumming….. which someone must have liked.

 

A great song ……Though not a great song for John, more of a personal exercise in spontaneity. 

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28 October 2014
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I find 'Instant Karma' to be one of John's best songs. Great lyrics with a bit of bite, Spector's production really suits the song (for once, hurray!), Alan White's drums propel the song on, and John's vocal is fantastic. Throw in Beatle George and 5th Beatle Mal and you have a party.

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28 October 2014
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A definite favorite in our household.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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15 April 2016
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I saw the guy playing the tambourine and i thought you might like to watch this (though you probably have seen it a thousand times before), @Zig 

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15 April 2016
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Hey, thanks Shamrock! I have seen it but I'm always pleased by a Mal sighting. Klaus Vooormann on the bass is a bonus.

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25 May 2016
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meanmistermustard said
I find 'Instant Karma' to be one of John's best songs. Great lyrics with a bit of bite, Spector's production really suits the song (for once, hurray!), Alan White's drums propel the song on, and John's vocal is fantastic. Throw in Beatle George and 5th Beatle Mal and you have a party.  

Agreed. The piano(s) sound and the rhythms are rock solid,one of spectors best productions.

25 May 2016
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Shamrock Womlbs said
I saw the guy playing the tambourine and i thought you might like to watch this (though you probably have seen it a thousand times before), @Zig 

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