Thursday, September 03, 2009

An Early Clue to the New Direction: Special Atheists Welcome Edition

From 1970 and the epochal Plastic Ono Band album, please enjoy John Lennon's still remarkable and remarkably moving farewell to all that, "God."



As always, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who gleans the clip's relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

19 comments:

Peter said...

Best attempt by an artist to give himself a new name?

steve simels said...

No, but that's good and I may steal it.

Gummo said...

Songs that reference deities?

Dave said...

Songs about spirituality? (too easy?)

Piano-based songs?

Non-annoying performances of Billy Preston?

NYMary said...

Songs to God?

Songs that stare into the existential abyss?

steve simels said...

All good guesses, all wrong.
:-)

geor3ge said...

Songs with litanies?

steves said...

Best Post-Beatles Song to Reference the Beatles?

steve simels said...

Very good and very good.

Both wrong!!!!!
:-)

Ain't I a stinker....????

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Songs that employ a measure of silence for effect.

Wrong!! -- Beat you to it :-)

steve simels said...

Okay -- here's a hint.

It's something specific in the lyric.

steve simels said...

Something VERY specific in the lyric.

I.e, one single word.

Libby Spencer said...

Songs with believe in the title or lyrics.

MBowen said...

"Don't" songs

Noam Sane said...

Songs that mention Hitler.

steve simels said...

No, no, and no.

Last hint:

It's in the first line of the song....
:-)

steves said...

Umm...Songs about God?

TJWood said...

Well, it looks like its one of two things--I'll venture a guess for both:

1) Top concept albums

2) Songs mentioning pain or hurt in the title or lyrics

steve simels said...

TJWood said...

1) Top concept albums


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