Oh No it''s Ono!
Feeling particularly sick of music and musicians this morning. So who pisses off more of the consuming public than anyone else....almost effortlessly. Yes, the best thing that happened to the Beatles,non-musician, Yoko Ono.....she stole our Beatle they cried.
One draw back is her constant referencing of Lennon, or 'John',rather like George Martin, who could turn any conversation towards the Beatles. She even manages to get a 'John said' moment on the bonus track "Imagine"...can't imagine who wrote that one?
This is probably her most despised outing, in her long line of despised recordings.The shrieking and caterwauling remains, amid a wall of electronic simmons drums,FM synthesis and tuneless singing.....all disguised as 'Pop'.....and Eighties 'Pop' at that!?
Oh Fuck, it's got Sly and fucking Robbie on it....are they really responsible for those turgid drums and people pleazin' basslines?...Oh Christ, it gets worse,.....'Produced by Bill Laswell...like everything was in the eighties....even that terrible album by John Lydon and backing band 'PiL mark 5 or 6'.The Bill Laswell Collaboration syndrome,that still blights some mainstream artists to this very day!?
Just as you thought it couldn't get any worse....Sean Lennon aged 8 is on it too....I'm gonna be sick!And the cherry on top is that it's full of hippy-drippy peace and love talk.
However, don't get me wrong, this is all I require in a Pop album.It manages to piss off virtually everyone, but keeps those toes-a-tappin'. I Love it.
If you're wondering why I've posted this, apart from it being brilliant anti-music, she's a woman in electronic music! It's synth-Pop innit, Einstein!?
Apart from that there are few women in the arts who have been as roundly vilified and subjected to as much naked institutional racism and Misogyny than that poor sad lonely lickle millionaire widow Yoko.
1 Hell In Paradise
2 I Love All Of Me
3 Children Power
4 Rainbow Revelation
5 The King Of The Zoo
6 Remember Raven
7 Cape Clear
8 Sky People
9 You And I
10 It's Gonna Rain (Living On Tiptoe)
12 I Love You, Earth