Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Alright I admit it...


I actually like Yoko Ono's music. There I said it...
I've been listening to John Lennon's and Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band albums back to back for a couple days now. John's album is amazing of course, like it would it be anything else, but I really didn't like Yoko's album (not many people seem to). It took two or three play-throughs before I really got it, before all the pieces really snapped into place and suddenly it was brilliant. The weird warbling, the high pitched screaming, she's using her voice as an instrument, an instrument that she can abuse however she wants. She can use it to express rage, happiness, and lust without even having to speak real words. Sometimes she tricks you into thinking she's going one way and suddenly does a full turn around, like the orgasmic moans on the track called AOS that turn into blaring primal screams, it's genius!
She's dissident and noisy as Hell, but how is it much different than the other noisy bands I've been ruining my ears with for the past three years? In fact I hear a lot of her influence in those bands and it's given me a new appreciation of where they're coming from now.
So God help me, next month when I get the next album in Lennon's discography, I might get Yoko's too. God help me...

1 comment:

Phantom Spitter said...

Hey Kurdt! Nice post!

Glad you started back "Choose Your Own Fate". Check my decision...