Starpeace - Yoko Ono - Starpeace (Cassette, Album)
As with most Ono albums it did not chart extensively but the single release of " Hell in Paradise " reached 16 on the US dance charts. InOno set out on a world tour to accompany the album's message. The CD reissue by Rykodisc in[1 ] includes a live recording of " Imagine " from the sellout Budapest show of the tour. An a cappella version of "Now or Never" from the same show was also a bonus track on A Story. Words, music, concept, and vocals by Ono. Over the end credits, Ono performs an unreleased song apparently entitled "Rainbow Time".
A 12" promo single was released for the song "Cape Clear", featuring a re-edit of " Walking on Thin Ice " on the flipside. On the back cover is the Season of Glass poem, typewritten Album) the same open window pictured on the front cover. A dark silhouette of Yoko is entering the picture from the right side.
It was a story to indicate how inhuman a composer can get in his professionalism. But I also think it helped me to get through the hard times to just think about being on key. John was dead. I was alive. My side was cold. I was shivering. It was as if John were still alive. I wanted somebody to hold me. In my mind, I was saying please, hold me.
I wanted to stop shivering. My mind was like a shattered glass, the sharp points split in tangents. I made myself impossible for anybody to hold me.
When I wrote the song, I juxtaposed the atonal and minor chords. Which suited the woman who felt like she was wearing a pair of mismatched shoes. In the recording, I used real gun shots and sirens. It was not a tea party. A musician came to me and said he could make a siren effect with the guitar, using two of my atonal chords. He played the chords. It was too beautiful. It lacked the urgency I was feeling.
No, it had to be the real siren. The record company called me and said the record shops would not stock the record unless I changed the cover. They said it was in bad taste.
I felt like a person soaked in blood coming into a living room full of people and reporting that my husband was dead, his body was taken away, and the pair of glasses were the only thing I had managed to salvage — and people looking at me saying it was in bad taste to show the glasses to them.
They were like schoolkids. They really loved each other. I became best friends with John, but I always knew his best friend was Yoko. That was it. He was content. He was happy. They would try these things together. Gitane cigarettes. For no reason. Usually they get sympathy, understanding. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Yoko Ono with Plastic Ono Band. Slant Magazine. Retrieved 13 July London: Omnibus Press. ISBN Edinburgh: Canongate. Spinning On Air. John Lennon: Listen to This Book illustrated ed.
The Beatles Bible. Retrieved Rolling Stone. I bought this when it came out, tingling with anticipation as a Zep nut and growing fan of Rodgers I was only 15, playing catchup. I duly plonked it on the platter and was duly underwhelmed! I have played it on occasion over the years but it has remained largely unloved in pristine condition in its duly alphabetised place. Re-listening for this august page I had something of a Damascene Starpeace - Yoko Ono - Starpeace (Cassette.
While perhaps less than the sum of its much anticipated parts, particularly at the time, this listening suddenly revealed a genuinely fine album.
The quality and experience of the players is beyond question. The songs are good, actually really good in some instances. The playing is stellar, with a particular doff of the cap to Tony Franklin's fantastic fretless bass work and Rodgers is in superb voice. Why then is this not a slam dunk 10? To some extent it is the "corporate rock" gloss which makes everything supremely sanitised I wonder if Chris Slade put his Collins-esque fills in as a comment or because that's what they were actually going for?
I may be in a minority feeling that Rodger's vocal on You've Lost That Loving Feeling was soulful and quite excellent, the drums and bass were on point, but the guitar arrangement somehow didn't fit. And today it clicked, on many occasions PP's guitar textures just sort of jarred.
Unfortunately the final result, for me is that a lot of the guitar work sounds over-thought. Having said that, Money Can't Buy totally gels and Midnight Moonlight features classic Page open tuned acoustic, just delicious. It would have been fascinating to see how the track would have turned out with Plant! Aside from the whole being a tad overcooked thereby making it a bit stodgy, I enjoyed this more than at any time previously.
It's very "grown up" and there's no way year-old me would have ever given it much time. It's aged way better than I imagined it would.
Starpeace - Yoko Ono - Starpeace (Cassette investigate their second never bothered at the time! Jacob Tannehill : Great album and the second one was just as good. If there would have been a lesser caliber singer than Paul Rodgers on this then it would have been a train wreck. Lots of great tunes on there. Tony Franklin carried a lot of weight on there with his outstanding bass playing. I still play the hell out of this on vinyl.
Adam Ranger : Just a bit forgettable isn't it? Definitely sounds dated now. A couple of nice touches on Make Or Break and Money Can't Buy, but for me it's forgettable and disappointing, given the two stellar talents involved. John Davidson : This has, on the face of it, the ingredients for a Starpeace - Yoko Ono - Starpeace (Cassette album: Paul Rodgers is a great, soulful blues singer. Jimmy Page has written and played some of my most treasured moments in music. But sadly this suffers from the curse of the supergroups and is less than the sum of its parts.
It sounds stale and dated and seems completely devoid of any emotional resonance. I'll admit I was ready to give up on this after one listen, though I did persevere, and it did improve with multiple runs through.
I think it's the bass playing that dates it more than anything. I can see the speedboats crossing Miami harbour as I listen to these songs. From what I've read it was something that Rodgers and Page cooked up between them for fun and perhaps as a bit of therapy for Jimmy who was listless after the breakup of Led Zep. Its perhaps not surprising that it doesn't sound much like either Bad Company or Zep - and fair play to the two of them for trying something new.
Side two is probably a bit better than side one. Despite opening with an inauspicious cover of You've Lost That Loving Feeling, the remaining three tracks are the best on the album. Its not awful, but I didn't get the desire to buy it or play it again after my review listens.
Alex Hayes : As a rock music fan whose formative years took place during the heady days of the s, yet whose all-time favourite group happens to be Led Zeppelin, I've often pondered to myself down the years as to just how well that band might, or possibly might not, have prospered had they remained an ongoing concern past itself and beyond.
As the new decade took hold, Zeppelin, like many others, would have found themselves having to adapt to a fast changing music industry. Imagine a scenario where John Bonham hadn't tragically passed away in September of that year, or the remaining members had elected to continue creating music together.
Just how well would Led Zeppelin have coped fitting into an ever changing rock and metal scene that was hugely exciting to be a fan of, yet was so troublesome for many longer standing music artists? We'll never really know for sure, but, if was any indication, then likely not without a few missteps along the way. As well as Zeppelin's now infamous Live Aid performance, that fateful year saw the release of both Shaken 'N' StirredRobert Plant's third solo effort, and Starpeace - Yoko Ono - Starpeace (Cassette debut album from Jimmy Page's new supergroup, the not very imaginatively titled The Firm.
The former was one of Plant's more left-field releases. Brave in execution, it was nevertheless far less satisfying than his first two albums or 's terrific Now And Zen for that matter. The latter fared no better and ended up under-performing across the board. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version.
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