Thursday, December 18, 2003

Here's another favorite cover, spurred by hearing it just now on Live365.

Money-John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (Bradford/Gordy): here's another go at a tune which John had done very well back when they was Fab, but this one, from his Live Peace in Toronto, 1969 has a...well, I can't think of a better word to describe it but grungy edge that transforms this R&B standard into a lugubrious, ragged juggernaut. Adding to the loose feel of this cut is the fact that the POB at that time, made up of Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann, and Alan White, had only rehearsed together once. The Live Peace album is well worth seeking out, but you'll want it for side one, which features the Band doing mostly covers and recent Lennon tunes, and you'll want to avoid side two, which is nothing but Yoko at her wailing, aimless worst.

More when I think of them!

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