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Yoko Ono – Plastic Ono Band – Soundblab

Yoko Ono – Plastic Ono Band – Soundblab

November 07
08:42 2016

When the Plastic Ono Band records (simultaneously released as both John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band) were first dropped, a line was drawn in the proverbial sand and sides were immediately taken.  While both releases were garnered from the same sessions and utilized the same pool of musicians, Lennon’s release went on to become an instant classic, while Ono’s drew immediate ire from fans that were still sore with her for her perceived/supposed role in the recent break-up of the Beatles.With strikingly similar album covers adorning these otherwise musically disparate companion records, duped fans have been complaining about accidentally purchasing the ‘wrong’ album for decades…(in my former life as a record-store clerk I always made sure to ask ‘are you sure?’ to any potential buyer).  But time does funny things to perspective and opinion, and now that it’s been nearly half a century since the initial release (December 1970), Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band is no longer tethered to the sour-grape-lense that many fans initially experienced the album through.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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