Review #85: Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

Karla Clifton
2 min readMay 19, 2021

#85: Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

Wow okay. This one took a lot of time to understand, and it’s going to take even longer to forget.

Plastic Ono Band is what we all deserve for letting the Beatles occupy pop’s prime pedestal for so long. You may be wondering why this album is by John Lennon, then, and not the Plastic Ono Band. This album was released in conjunction with an entirely separate album by Yoko Ono, his wife and creative partner and a convenient strawman for the Beatles’ breakup. This album was also titled Plastic Ono Band, and holy crap. I’m going to link her first song, “Why,” but I do not recommend you listen to it.


“Mother” — Another album that starts out with bells.

“I Found Out” — Ooh, I love this grimy grungy guitar thing, love how he just is yelping at the end.

“Working Class Hero” Green Day cover. A working class hero is something to be!

“Isolation” — I, too, am afraid of the sun.

“My Mummy’s Dead” — Hahahahahaha.


“Hold On” — Does Cookie Monster have a feature in this song?!

“Love” Love is free/ Free is love/ Love is living/ Living love.

“God” — Remember when John Lennon said that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus?”

I think Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band is more deserving of this place, since I can’t stop listening to it.

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