PLASTIC ONO BAND
A1: MIDSUMMER NEW YORK (3:50); A2: MINDTRAIN (16:52).
B1: MIND HOLES (2:45); B2: DON’T WORRY KYOKO (4:55); B3: MRS. LENNON (4:10); B4: HIRAKE (3:32); B5: TOILET PIECE/UNKNOWN (0:30); B6: O’WIND (BODY IS THE SCAR OF YOUR MIND) (5:22).
C1: AIR MALE (TONE DEAF JAM) (10:40); C2: DON’T COUNT THE WAVES (5:26); C3: YOU (9:00).
D1: FLY (22:53); D2: TELEPHONE PIECE (1:01).
CATEGORY: EXPERIMENTAL ROCK | DURATION: 91 MINUTES
The culmination of Plastic Ono Band’s exploration of experimental rock sounds, with Japanese vocalist Yoko Ono front and centre. The music on Fly starts in a relatively mainstream groove, but becomes increasingly experimental until the closing title track, an oblique 22-minute opus which consists purely of Ono’s solo voice impersonating some kind of mutant insect for the first 15 minutes, after which John Lennon adds treated guitar noise. The music on Fly swings between repetition and abstraction, but Ono’s unique vocal strategy is always the dominant force which anchors the album firmly in the avant-garde of its time.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
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