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Jason Tate 10/04/12 05:30 PM

Why Does Frank Turner Hate John Lennon's "Imagine"?
 
Frank Turner just flat out eviscerates John Lennon's "Imagine."
From the InterviewYes, but that’s one of the things that’s so fucking annoying about it. Compared to, say, “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” or indeed anything by Crass or The Clash or Propagandhi, it’s so utterly vacuous. It’s a Hallmark card set to music. There’s a pretty high dose of hypocrisy in here as well. For a man who had a dedicated, refrigerated room in his New York penthouse apartment for storing his fur-coat collection to sing “Imagine no possessions” takes a fair amount of chutzpah. I mean, I have no problem with the man collecting fur coats. Whatever floats your boat. But there’s a certain strain of material disdain that can only result from being really fucking rich, which is intensely patronizing. Aside from that, well, the ’60s revolutionaries had some interesting things to say and valid criticisms to make, but it’s an insult, in my opinion, to boil it all down to this soupy mush. Listen to Phil Ochs instead.

lp670sv 10/04/12 05:37 PM

well then...

Jack Appleby 10/04/12 05:38 PM

Not really sure why he felt the need to express this.

Jason Tate 10/04/12 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Jack Appleby (Post 113832062)
Not really sure why he felt the need to express this.

Because it's part of the AVclubs "HateSong" ... it's the entire point of the interview. Haha.

Jake Jenkins 10/04/12 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Jack Appleby (Post 113832062)
Not really sure why he felt the need to express this.

lol did you even read the article?

Adam Pfleider 10/04/12 05:48 PM

i just really love the idea of this column.

as far as Frank's comment, I can totally see his point. honestly, I was never a solo Lennon fan and Harrison was my favorite Beatle and i'm already sick of this song at the age of 26.

soooo, I back you Frank!

Tele72 10/04/12 05:51 PM

Balls. I love this lol

Basketcase 10/04/12 05:52 PM

who the fuck is Frank Turner?

RyanGarner 10/04/12 05:56 PM

Sums up my opinion of the song. I like Lennon's music and The Beatles but this song in particular and his general persona have always annoyed me.

albatrossflyer 10/04/12 05:58 PM

I think that falls more under "song I hate that everyone else loves." If you pressed him, I'm sure he wouldn't say it's a bad song, just massively overrated.

ConnorCorruptNJ 10/04/12 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Basketcase (Post 113832492)
who the fuck is Frank Turner?


hahahaha

steve187 10/04/12 05:59 PM

the beatles are the most overrated band in history. come at me

RyanGarner 10/04/12 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by steve187 (Post 113832772)
the beatles are the most overrated band in history. come at me

I'm with you on this one, yet I still enjoy a large amount of their music.

tozborne 10/04/12 06:02 PM

10/10 Backed Hard.

Kris_Gontz9 10/04/12 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by steve187 (Post 113832772)
the beatles are the most overrated band in history. come at me

Agree completely.


Also, i back this guy. I totally understand where he's going, and the song is fucking annoying.