The Weakest Link- John Lennon, IMAGINE-Round 2

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Musicman1998, Aug 12, 2017 at 8:27 AM.

  1. Chuckee

    Chuckee Forum Resident

    Upstate, NY, USA
    Too Many People defininetly was, different interviews he mentions which parts are about John. Dear Boy is about Linda's first husband, which I think is a bit of a strange topic.
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  2. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    You get two votes this round, so you can pick both "Crippled" and "Yoko" if you want.

    Agree on "How?" btw. :righton:
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  3. KevinP

    KevinP Forum Resident

    How and Oh My Love, but it could have just as easily been Crippled and Yoko.

    DQ: A close second to POB.
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  4. RayS

    RayS Forum Resident

    Absolute Elsewhere
    There's lot of "Imagine" (the song) negativity still to come I'm sure. It's a grass roots campaign just getting itself organized. :)
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  5. noname74

    noname74 The Owls Are Not What They Seem.

    Perhaps primal scream therapy would be more fitting?
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  6. Norbert Becker

    Norbert Becker Forum Resident

    Crippled Inside. Not one of his strongest compositions, although the slide almost saves it.

    DQ: A close 2nd to POB, although overexposure of the title song may have dropped it a bit over the years.

    A shame the Beatles didn't reconvene as they were all pretty productive in this era.
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  7. extravaganza

    extravaganza Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA USA
    "Jealous Guy" and "How Do You Sleep" are my choices to be voted off.
    DQ: Probably distant 2nd to POB but truth be told I enjoy listening to Rock and Roll over this one. John's solo catalog is frustratingly mediocre to me. Sadly, he was robbed of the chance to redeem it.
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  8. duggan

    duggan Forum Resident

    I've never appreciated the song.

    Maybe I'm wrong but I've always considered it a tad hypocritical, naive (deliberately or otherwise) and smug.
  9. Favre508

    Favre508 Well-Known Member

    How and oh my love.
    This is my favorite John Lennon solo album, although Plastic One Band is really close.
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  10. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

    IMO the title track is the one that belongs in that exulted company. The others good but not great. Lennon was on fire song writing wise with Double Fantasy
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  11. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

    It's a beautiful song. Possibly John's best ever love song or at minimum top 5.
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  12. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

    Gimme Some Truth & Oh Yoko

    Plastic One Band
    Double Fantasy
    Walls & Bridges
    Mind Games
    Sometime in NYC
    Rock n roll

    I love the song How. It's the blueprint for every ELO number ever recorded :D
  13. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

    Yes John expressed his feelings like he always did. Not one to bottle things up. And not long after was probably sending Xmas cards to Paul & Linda!
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  14. Luke The Drifter

    Luke The Drifter Forum Resident

    United States
    YMMV of course, but I like It's So Hard a lot, and am really surprised to see Oh My Love getting votes.

    It is one of my favorite Lennon melodies.

    I voted off How? and Yoko.
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  15. Yovra

    Yovra Forum Resident

    The whole truth..according to Lennon at the low point of his relation with McCartney...
    I have no doubt that was how he felt....putting it on a record with utopian songs where the ' will be as one..'. I think his ultimate statement about the Beatles was 'God'.
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  16. marcel

    marcel Alea Iacta Est

    DQ: Imho, POB is still the best Lennon solo album, "Imagine" might be his second or third best. I have a soft spot for "Walls and bridges".

    Voted off "Imagine" for the crappiness of its lyrics
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  17. Diamond Star Halo

    Diamond Star Halo Forum Resident

    I think people might be voting for Oh Yoko because they don't like a certain Japanese conceptual artist. It's actually a pretty catchy song. And I don't even like Yoko.
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  18. Piiijiii

    Piiijiii Forum Resident

    Ruhr Area, Germany
    100 percent co-sign.

    "How?" is a masterpiece IMO.

    Walls And Bridges
  19. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

    There would some of that. Not really a fan either although I don't dislike her. Has she been very annoying and irritating at various times? Yes! "Oh Yoko" is a bouncy little love song that for me is one of John's best
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  20. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    Yep, I'd play Oh Yoko on endless loop for an hour before I would play How Do You Sleep once. I'd probably still be dancing around the room at the end of the hour.
  21. Joey Self

    Joey Self Red Forman's Sensitivity Guru

    In '71? Ringo and George only released singles of new material. I liked both of them--"It Don't Come Easy/Early 1970" and "Bangladesh/Deep Blue"--but they weren't THAT productive.

  22. slane

    slane Forum Resident

    He was, kind of:


    FWIW, 'Jealous Guy' may have been the flipside of 'How Do You Sleep', at least according to McCartney:

    "He used to say, 'Everyone is on the McCartney bandwagon.' He wrote 'I'm Just a Jealous Guy,' and he said that the song was about me. So I think it was just some kind of jealousy."
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  23. slane

    slane Forum Resident

    Picked How and Oh Yoko... again.
  24. Paulwalrus

    Paulwalrus Well-Known Member

    It's a pity the journalist didn't ask him whether John himself had told him that. Guess Yoko is more likely.
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  25. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    When does the third round start?
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