Originally Posted by Bassfish
Anyone else feel the way I do? I'm an avid Beatles fan, love their music and remain in a state of awe at how they managed to produce such a vast amount of amazing music in the space of about 9 years BUT i can barely listen to any of their post-Beatles solo work. I love John Lennon's Beatles work but the only solo songs i like are Imagine and Jealous guy. As far as i'm concerned Paul McCartney hasn't written a decent song since 1970, George had one or two nice songs and i think Ringo had the right idea doing Thomas the Tank Engine.
This really all came to me this evening when i watched a concert of John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Band in 1972 in Madison Square Garden, John's last full concert. The concert was actually rubbish and i really had to struggle to not change the channel.
I just find it strange that people who were such amazing songwriters collectively could produce so little good music as solo artists or collarborating with others. Anyone else agree or am i being unfair to Wings and Lennon's solo stuff?
Can't agree I'm afraid. Sure, Paul had a few poor patches (Ram) but have you not heard Band on the Run or Tug of War? (Nobody even knows about the latter) They are awesome! As for Lennon, just because his music wasn't amazingly commercially successful doesn't mean it wasn't fantastic music! The Plastic Ono album and Imagine were awesome, and I personally love Walls and Bridges.
As for Harrison, All Things Must Pass is an absolute work of art. And I can't quite name the album but that country album that Ringo released was actually quite good, too.