Why John Lennon’s Instant Karma! could be his best solo single

When John Lennon put out the single Instant Karma! (We All Shine On) in February 1970, to the outside world he was still a member of The Beatles, despite having unofficially left the previous year, while to the casual observer the group still existed, with McCartney’s headline announcement that he was in fact “quitting theContinue reading “Why John Lennon’s Instant Karma! could be his best solo single”

Beatles 60s album openers compared with Dylan’s… a subjective list!

Just for fun, I thought I’d consider the UK Beatles LPs from the 1960s in terms of their opening tracks and see which ones I thought worked best as ‘openers’, in other words, not necessarily thinking about which are the best songs, by some subjective set of criteria, but rather which ones grab attention theContinue reading “Beatles 60s album openers compared with Dylan’s… a subjective list!”

What if… The Beatles White Album had been a single LP?

Ah, The Beatles aka The White Album. Where to begin with this? I can say with utmost certainty this will not be the last time I mention this record. It has been a mainstay on my stereo for years in many formats and all things considered, the CD version’s second disc is a strong contenderContinue reading “What if… The Beatles White Album had been a single LP?”