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Ireland

Posted by shanoah on May 26, 2009

Well, you know, the funny thing about that is that Frank Zappa didn’t do drugs, and wouldn’t tolerate anyone in his band doing them, because they wouldn’t be able to play as well.

I did a bit of searching, and as odds would have it, I found John and Yoko singing two songs together where Yoko actually sounded good, and wasn’t caterwailing in the background and ruining the whole thing. As odds would have it, both were about Irish independence, so she may have thought they were too important to ruin.

First is a song called Luck of the Irish (which had the honor of being banned by the British). If Yoko had sung like this most of the time when she was on stage with John, she wouldn’t have gotten half the flack she did:

Next, I have Sunday, Bloody Sunday. You can hear Yoko on the choruses. And for those who don’t know, this song is about an incident where the British shot 27 unarmed civil rights protesters in North Ireland. 13 died, and 5 of them had been shot in the back.

That’s why there are several songs about it. And John Lennon considered himself Irish, incidentally.

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4 Responses to “Ireland”

  1. ourboy said

    That’s relatively good singing…for Yoko. Still pretty rough on the ears, though.

    I love “Luck of the Irish” but wish Yoko had sat that one out.

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  4. shanoah said

    I’d just listened to Yoko screaming in the background of a dozen videos of John Lennon singing, so comparatively this was great. 🙂

    Though I do like the song “Hell In Paradise”.

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