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(New Musical Express)   Newly unearthed interview with John Lennon has the Beatle claiming the Let It Be sessions were "hell." Presumably because by that time, he'd gone full Yoko and was an absolute nightmare to work with   (nme.com) divider line 34
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2013-09-08 06:26:52 AM
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2013-09-08 06:45:17 AM
Yoko, naked, on my face. That is all.
 
2013-09-08 07:06:57 AM

YoOjo: Yoko, naked, on my face. That is all.


i130.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-08 07:18:25 AM
I am glad that John Lennon is dead.


George Harrison not so much.
 
2013-09-08 07:24:59 AM
I liked the bit at the end about the guy who wants to use one of Lennon's rotten teeth to produce a clone. While I suppose it's technically possible, why the fark would you want to do that? Identical twins are genetically the same, but how often is it the case that only one of them turns out to be good at something? Besides, it would be inhumane. We don't, so far as I know, have any means of resetting the biological clock on DNA samples yet. Imagine being born with the physical wear and tear of a rather dissolute 35 year-old.
 
2013-09-08 07:25:22 AM

Rozotorical: I am glad that John Lennon is dead.


George Harrison not so much.


George is dead so I doubt he is glad or not glad about anything earthly or otherwise.

In fact, we're all dead. Life is easier that way.
 
2013-09-08 07:27:42 AM
I actually listened to "Let It Be" in the car yesterday. There's a lot to like about it; some good, sophisticated songs that are pretty much forgotten today (inasmuch as any Beatles recording can be "forgotten").

... was recorded shortly after the Fab Four had finished work on the 1969 studio album. . .

Not so much studio as mostly live, really. . .
 
2013-09-08 07:37:27 AM
Yet it did inspire what I personally consider to be the greatest cover I have ever known.

upload.wikimedia.org

The whole album. They covered the entirety of it. Well, most of it. The title track is missing and one song is completely different. But on the whole, it really is an entire album covered by my absolute favourite heavily dramatic militaristic-sounding Slovenian cover band.

The whole thing is on youtube for your listening astonishment. Their version of Across the Universe is surprisingly pretty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbiwmwqRhHI
 
2013-09-08 07:58:07 AM
"Anybody else feel like they shouldn't have worn a jumper today?"

-- John Lennon, tugging at his collar whilst burning in Hell
 
2013-09-08 08:15:22 AM

Gordon Bennett: Yet it did inspire what I personally consider to be the greatest cover I have ever known.



The whole album. They covered the entirety of it. Well, most of it. The title track is missing and one song is completely different. But on the whole, it really is an entire album covered by my absolute favourite heavily dramatic militaristic-sounding Slovenian cover band.

The whole thing is on youtube for your listening astonishment. Their version of Across the Universe is surprisingly pretty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbiwmwqRhHI


Now that is truly bizarre. And I've heard some truly bizarre stuff.
 
2013-09-08 08:44:17 AM
Was the hell recording it like the hell he put his wives through when he beat them?
 
2013-09-08 09:25:17 AM

Gordon Bennett: Yet it did inspire what I personally consider to be the greatest cover I have ever known.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 603x600]

The whole album. They covered the entirety of it. Well, most of it. The title track is missing and one song is completely different. But on the whole, it really is an entire album covered by my absolute favourite heavily dramatic militaristic-sounding Slovenian cover band.

The whole thing is on youtube for your listening astonishment. Their version of Across the Universe is surprisingly pretty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbiwmwqRhHI


OMGWTFLOLOLOLOL...
 
2013-09-08 09:42:00 AM
If you've seen the film, you already knew that. Not counting the Billy Preston scenes, it's a documentary of four guys who didn't want to be there. Especially not on some soundstage instead of their regular recording studio.
 
2013-09-08 09:48:07 AM
You never go Full Yoko.
 
2013-09-08 09:54:37 AM
Most of Let it Be was recorded BEFORE Abby Road.
 
2013-09-08 09:54:56 AM
Newly unearthed interview with John Lennon has the Beatle claiming the Let It Be sessions were "hell." ...

What the author forgot to include in the headline - (FTA) John said, "We were going through hell. We often do. It's torture every time we produce anything. The Beatles haven't got any magic you haven't got. We suffer like hell anytime we make anything, and we got each other to contend with. Imagine working with The Beatles, it's tough."

It was hell for all of them. Not just Lennon; which, in my opinion, changes the whole thought.
 
2013-09-08 09:57:33 AM

YoOjo: Rozotorical: I am glad that John Lennon is dead.


George Harrison not so much.

George is dead so I doubt he is glad or not glad about anything earthly or otherwise.

In fact, we're all dead. Life is easier that way.


I'm not dead yet.
 
2013-09-08 09:58:18 AM

Hoopy Frood: If you've seen the film, you already knew that. Not counting the Billy Preston scenes, it's a documentary of four guys who didn't want to be there. Especially not on some soundstage instead of their regular recording studio.


It's a great film.  I just wish the Beatles estates would allow it to be re-mastered and released on a modern format.

I have a feeling we'll get The Star Wars Holiday Special on Blu-Ray before Let It Be.
 
2013-09-08 10:20:36 AM
I loved Lennon's hypocrisy. Should have been named Vladimir.

/I'm rich - you don't need to be.
 
2013-09-08 10:22:13 AM

NeoCortex42: Hoopy Frood: If you've seen the film, you already knew that. Not counting the Billy Preston scenes, it's a documentary of four guys who didn't want to be there. Especially not on some soundstage instead of their regular recording studio.

It's a great film.  I just wish the Beatles estates would allow it to be re-mastered and released on a modern format.

I have a feeling we'll get The Star Wars Holiday Special on Blu-Ray before Let It Be.


If it hasn't been re-released by now, it probably won't be while Paul is still living. It's pretty depressing, other than the rooftop concert, and is a particularly unflattering depiction of Paul. I'm sure he'd rather forget what a jerk he was during that time.
 
2013-09-08 10:25:57 AM
Hurrr Yoko ruined everything!!!!

/cry moar you old sad sacks
 
2013-09-08 10:32:08 AM
Unearthed?
 
2013-09-08 10:52:55 AM

forgotmydamnusername: Imagine being born with the physical wear and tear of a rather dissolute 35 year-old.


It's easy if you try.
 
2013-09-08 11:04:39 AM
Yoko YOLO?
 
2013-09-08 11:13:42 AM

Rozotorical: YoOjo: Rozotorical: I am glad that John Lennon is dead.


George Harrison not so much.

George is dead so I doubt he is glad or not glad about anything earthly or otherwise.

In fact, we're all dead. Life is easier that way.

I'm not dead yet.



Well, you will be soon, you're very ill.
 
2013-09-08 11:33:48 AM

vladimpaler: Rozotorical: YoOjo: Rozotorical: I am glad that John Lennon is dead.


George Harrison not so much.

George is dead so I doubt he is glad or not glad about anything earthly or otherwise.

In fact, we're all dead. Life is easier that way.

I'm not dead yet.


Well, you will be soon, you're very ill.


He might be feeling better
 
2013-09-08 12:09:17 PM
I'd say it was 'hell' more due to Paul than John. Or heck, it was technically hell since during the white album. but then they magically pulled themselves together, got their sh*t together, temporarily put their differences aside, and wrote and recorded one of the best albums of the 60's, a way better farewell than Let it Suck, ABBEY farking ROAD.
 
2013-09-08 12:13:04 PM

NeoCortex42: Hoopy Frood: If you've seen the film, you already knew that. Not counting the Billy Preston scenes, it's a documentary of four guys who didn't want to be there. Especially not on some soundstage instead of their regular recording studio.

It's a great film.  I just wish the Beatles estates would allow it to be re-mastered and released on a modern format.

I have a feeling we'll get The Star Wars Holiday Special on Blu-Ray before Let It Be.


I don't know what quality is even out there. The quality of the old home video releases, even the laserdisc, was crap. The parts in Anthology didn't look all that hot either - you see the footage of Shea and it's holy shiatballs good, then something filmed for theatrical release looks like a copy of a copy.

I always enjoyed the film, though. It's sad, but it's significant to their story, and of course the music is great.
 
2013-09-08 12:40:57 PM
To be fair, Lennon also preferred the boorish Phil Spector album mix.
 
2013-09-08 02:20:41 PM

JerseyTim: To be fair, Lennon also preferred the boorish Phil Spector album mix.


"The Long and Winding Road" is WAY better with the strings.
 
2013-09-08 04:57:20 PM
The "Let it Be" sessions were hell??  You're a regular shiatlock Holmes, subby.  Nice police work there, douche.
 
2013-09-08 11:36:12 PM

Shenanigans!: NeoCortex42: Hoopy Frood: If you've seen the film, you already knew that. Not counting the Billy Preston scenes, it's a documentary of four guys who didn't want to be there. Especially not on some soundstage instead of their regular recording studio.

It's a great film.  I just wish the Beatles estates would allow it to be re-mastered and released on a modern format.

I have a feeling we'll get The Star Wars Holiday Special on Blu-Ray before Let It Be.

If it hasn't been re-released by now, it probably won't be while Paul is still living. It's pretty depressing, other than the rooftop concert, and is a particularly unflattering depiction of Paul. I'm sure he'd rather forget what a jerk he was during that time.


Paul wants it out. It's Yoko who holds it up. So tired of Lennonistas.
 
2013-09-09 12:39:05 PM

markfara: JerseyTim: To be fair, Lennon also preferred the boorish Phil Spector album mix.

"The Long and Winding Road" is WAY better with the strings.


He liked it for its simplicity and cutting-edge hipness. Also, Lennon was just flat tired of grinding out music with The Beatles; the soul of music was completely lost, un-fun.
 
2013-09-09 02:35:24 PM
Lennon had been threatening to leave The Beatles since 1965 but he never did, hell, even Ringo temporarily quit before John did. I think what pissed John off more than anything was that Paul was the first one to officially leave, because of the Allen Klein business. Funny how Lennonistas always overlook the role John took in foisting that scumbag on the band.

If they'd had the hindsight of history, they would have broken up after Sgt. Pepper, but I'm glad they didn't, lots of great songs came out of the 1968-69 period.
 
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