AbsolutePunk.net
   Username
Password
 
Epitaph Records News
Have a news tip? Submit news.

Why Does Frank Turner Hate John Lennon's "Imagine"?

Posted by - 05:30 PM on 10/04/12
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.
 
Displaying posts 1 - 15 of 179
05:37 PM on 10/04/12
#2
lp670sv
Go Sabres
Offline
User Info.
lp670sv's Avatar
well then...
05:38 PM on 10/04/12
#3
Jack Appleby
___
Offline
User Info.
No Avatar Selected
Not really sure why he felt the need to express this.
05:40 PM on 10/04/12
#4
Jason Tate
Offline
User Info.
Jason Tate's Avatar
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.
05:42 PM on 10/04/12
#5
Jake Jenkins
dont talk to me
Offline
User Info.
Jake Jenkins's Avatar
Not really sure why he felt the need to express this.
lol did you even read the article?
05:48 PM on 10/04/12
#6
Adam Pfleider
wait. what were we talking about?
Offline
User Info.
Adam Pfleider's Avatar
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!
05:51 PM on 10/04/12
#7
Tele72
Regular Member
Offline
User Info.
Tele72's Avatar
Balls. I love this lol
05:52 PM on 10/04/12
#8
Basketcase
Registered User
Offline
User Info.
Basketcase's Avatar
who the fuck is Frank Turner?
05:56 PM on 10/04/12
#9
RyanGarner
Registered Member
Offline
User Info.
RyanGarner's Avatar
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.
05:58 PM on 10/04/12
albatrossflyer
movies never made you famous
Offline
User Info.
albatrossflyer's Avatar
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.
05:58 PM on 10/04/12
ConnorCorruptNJ
Regular Member
Offline
User Info.
No Avatar Selected
who the fuck is Frank Turner?

hahahaha
05:59 PM on 10/04/12
steve187
nah
Offline
User Info.
steve187's Avatar
the beatles are the most overrated band in history. come at me
06:01 PM on 10/04/12
RyanGarner
Registered Member
Offline
User Info.
RyanGarner's Avatar
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.
06:02 PM on 10/04/12
tozborne
Writer, Under the Gun Review
Offline
User Info.
tozborne's Avatar
10/10 Backed Hard.
06:02 PM on 10/04/12
Kris_Gontz9
Anklebiters.
Offline
User Info.
Kris_Gontz9's Avatar
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.

NEWS, MUSIC & MORE
Search News
Release Dates
Exclusives
Best New Music
Articles
CONNECT
Submit News
Forums
Contests
Mobile Version
AP.net Logos
HIDDEN TREASURES
AbsolutePunk Podcast
Free Music
Sports Forum
Technology Forum
Recommendations
INFORMATION
Advertising
Contact Us
Copyright Policy
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
FOLLOW
Twitter | Facebook | RSS
AP.net Podcast on iTunes
UnderTheGun
Purevolume
Chorus.fm | @jason_tate