Worst Singer EVER
- If she hadn't married John Lennon, it never would have come to this. Yoko was an avante garde artist before she met John. She was his muse, inspiration, his soul mate and we owe much to the woman who stood by her man when he was "lost" through most of the 70's, grounded and domesticated him. But why, John, did you think it was a good idea to let her perform in front of your band.
Some call it free-form vocalization, without lyrics, without form (like her artwork) - perhaps inspired by Japanese opera. I've got another name for it.....
Wednesday night on Letterman, Yoko was off the leash again. This time she recruited The Flaming Lips for this new edition of the Plastic Ono Band. While the Lips tore it up - Yoko wailed. THIS IS PAINFUL. The best moment is Letterman's at the end (4:35) finding the only polite words one could possible find after such a screechfest: “It’s fun when you leave the theatre humming the music from the show, isn’t it?”
I don't blame Yoko for breaking up The Beatles but I blame John for being deaf. "The Ballad of John & Yoko" was tolerable but when John let Yoko sing with his all-star band, The Dirty Mac (Lennon, Clapton, Richards, Mitch Mitchell) is was like a wild animal had got out of it's cages...and its sounds like it. The poor violinist that accompanies them does everything he can not to laugh at her, Clapton & Mitchell play loud enough to drown her out and Keith & John are all business - tuning her out.
Sorry about that sketchy video, but online videos of this crap are hard to find. It was part of the Rolling Stones' Rock & Roll Circus, a failed attempt at filming a tv show with rock bands and a circus concept. The shoot started at 2pm and it wasn't til 5am the next morning before the Stones finally got their chance to play. Because they sucked so bad, Jagger shelved the whole thing. The tapes were only recently found and in spite of a stellar lineup you could see why the Stones made it go away. There is some good stuff, The Who were amazing. There also this "historic" performance of Jethro Tull with TONY IOMMI of Black Sabbath on guitar. Tull had just lost their guitar player so as a favour, Iommi stood in. There were so many production problems at the time that they couldn't rehearse. So the Stones made them mime to the album version. Worth a peak for Sabbath & Tull fans.