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Plastic Ono Band
Yoko Ono
Plastic Ono Band
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Yoko Ono
Title: Plastic Ono Band
Members Wishing: 11
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rykodisc
Original Release Date: 1/1/1970
Re-Release Date: 6/3/1997
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Experimental Music, Singer-Songwriters, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 014431041426

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Eat S*&% all you negative reviewers
J. R. Beal | ME | 01/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What's not to like about Yoko. She's like no other, unique, creative, and not afraid to churn out new material over and over, after all these closed minded reviewers that continously bash her to death. I love Yoko Ono's Music, and i watch any interview that she ever does. She's very interesting to listen to....and bless her for keeping John's spirit alive since his tragic Death...I just think she's amazing...i love her music so much because it's so different from anything you hear today or any other time..and to me, someone that can do that is extremely talented. My cat is scared of her music though!! advice to those that do have an open mind, buy anything she's done, it's all good!!"
Mixed but worthwhile
J. Jeude | NJ (USA) | 05/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Why and Greenfield Morning are two of the most interesting songs to come out of that era, and deserve a listen.

"Why" was on the flipside of Mother when the 45rpm came out, and introduced me to an entirely different way of thinking about music. I remember playing "Why" on the jukebox when we were at a bowling event, and causing my church's youth group chaperone to become quite unhappy. (In retrospect, I'm even impressed that "Mother" would end up on a jukebox in Saint Louis.)

Greenfield Morning is an emotionally touching response from Yoko on either her missing her daughter Kyoko (they were not reunited until 1994) or her struggles having another child with John Lennon - in any case, "pushing an empty baby carriage" is a phrase and a musical theme of some real depth, in my opinion.

On the flipside, I've gone back in time and filled in my understanding of avante garde music from 40s-50s-60s and the rest of the album is somewhat imitative but not as interesting in my opinion as you could get from listening to John Cage or Iannis Xenakis Piere Boulez or any one of a dozen others from the era. But none of them produced anything like "Why" or "Greenfield Morning", which rivals what Terry Riley might have done had he paired up with Yoko for album in addition to his work with John Cale."
R. P. Cormier | Springfield, MA. USA | 06/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this album is like no other. i listen to it at home often and i listen to it driving in my car. yoko's vocals are free and daring but seem specific and carefully placed. ringo's drumming is never better. klause completes the rhythm section with bold bass lines and john lennon's guitar parts feel liberated and like he's having pure fun and joy and some sort of relief from the tight strictures of his other, more conventional playing. the first track kicks off with a tape machine being started and john's confident "hey!"s, like it's pure unadulterated joy for him. ringo's clockwork/metronome precision is never better than here. yoko's vocals are bold and beautiful as she exhorts "why?!?" a primal and simple question longing for an honest answer. "why not" is the slower and logical follow up and second track here. and then, behold the innovative beauty of "greenfield morning i pushed an empty baby carriage all over the city." it is a masterful and complex piece. the rest of the album doesn't disappoint. it's not for everyone. if you're looking for pop- ditties, don't tread here because you WILL be very disappointed. if you have an open mind AND a taste for the experimental, you'll love this, as i do. - bobby cormier"