Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Fly (2cd Slim)
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
ONO's PSYCHEDELIC MASTERWORK
Baron Dakota | New York | 04/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yoko performed some of the most lascerating electric guitar solos of all time, on this disc. Only she did them with HER VOICE!!! Half the songs are meditatives, dusky, gems, and the other are death metal/funk blitzkriegs. Some of John's best guitarwerk can be found here, along with Clapton, and Ringo. If Yoko is a witch like so many halfwits portend, then "FLY" is her pox on all their little houses."
Strangely, I appreciate Ono's music more as I grow older
Thomas Lapins | Orlando, Florida USA | 10/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Disc one is less interesting to me than disc two. I can see why "Midsummer New York" has been well received. However, except for his 1969's Session Album, I can't listen to Elvis hound dog type music. It's not a bad song but I don't like the beat. Track three "Mind Holes" is good but way too short. This is of the same calibre as anything else on "Plastic Ono Band". I find it soothing and stimulating. "Mrs. Lennon" is my favorite track on disc one. I very much like this "Yoko". She's tender and intelligent. "Toilet Piece" is a royal flush! great fun. "O Wind (Body Is The Scar Of Your Mind)" is the third song on disc one that I especially enjoy. I can meditate to the drums and voice. The slight variations throughout keeps the song interesting for me. Disc two starts out with "Airmale" from Lennon's film "Erection". This is perhaps the centerpiece, for me, of this two disc collection. It's long, and probably far too long for most people, but it keeps my interest throughout. It's a strange, magical journey into.... It has a sense of purpose, and the chimes are wonderful. "Don't Count The Waves" some of Yoko's music ventures are pure think pieces. I classify this one as one of those. Hypnotic! "You" reminds me of "Why" from POB. Very different for sure, but I find it to be the "yin" to "Why"'s yang. "Fly" is the primal "yelp" that preceeded her heavy "Rising" cd. Very long. Sometimes too long. But it makes sense to me. The gutteral noises of the body, the brain, the vocals, the lungs, everything is explored and chokes and splurts all over you and everyone else in the way. "Telephone Piece" is the royal ring. Have a sense of humor and enjoy the idea here. Bonus tracks: "Between The Takes" could have been an outtake from POB. OK. "Will You Touch Me" the lyrics could have been on Lennon's POB. Lyrics much better than the melody."
Oh yoko, dear yoko, poor yoko
Spencer Owen | Los Angeles, CA United States | 11/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sometimes I think, "I just want to talk to someone who appreciates this." And then I get the mental reply that most people would give me: "Sorry, Lennon's dead." Many of the reviews I find hear support this claim. People seem to hold an awful lot of animosity towards Ms. Ono and her work. Maybe it's because, like one said, they've got this vengeance complex against her for "breaking up the Beatles." Or maybe it's something more innocent like not appreciating the avant garde or experimental (which I completely understand). I'd like now to lend a voice to the minority group of those in favor: This record and YOKO ONO/PLASTIC ONO BAND are unadulterated masterpieces to my ears. Ono and Lennon brought out the best in each other on these records. This stuff never gets tiresome to me. At the end of it all, I will have listened to these more often than I will have listened to IMAGINE and RUBBER SOUL combined. Wonderful. And I have no shame in saying I think so."