Whenever a cover is more popular than the record it's holding, there is a problem. Two Virgins was Johns first solo record and before writing this Microscope I had listened to it only once. In order to write a proper Microscope I decided to listen to it once more. My mind has not changed. It's still unlistenable. I promise you I will never listen to it again.
What's on this record? It's just noises, some little snippets of conversation and Yoko screaming, whining and attempting to sing. Is it the sound of Yoko's orgasm? If so, it's not even erotic. It's plain painful to the ears and embarrassing at best. The best part of the album is John's voice at the end of side 1. He's saying: Excuse Me. That was the only sensible thing to put on a record like this. How did this ever get on vinyl in the first place and what on earth was John trying to accomplish with a commercial release? Compared to Two Virgins, Revolution #9 ánd What's The New Mary Jane? are masterpieces.
Did anybody on this forum ever listen to this album? I challenge you all to have a listen yourself and try to prove me wrong on all accounts. Good luck.
This is another example of stuff I sometimes am drawn towards. I think the album is hilarious. The sheer audacity to actually put this out. Beatle Nation would have been sooooo disappointed. Before I ever heard this record, my 'band' in high school would put together cassette 'albums' of stuff similar to this so I have a predisposition for finding this entertaining.
I only ever met one person who liked what my 'band' (the quotes still hurt) was doing.
But for the general music fan, it is unlistenable. Rather juvenile really.
But i prefer looking at the paper bag the album comes in. (who doesn't?)
Friend: My favorite Beatles song is Band On The Run.
Me: It's not a Beatles song.
Friend: Wot! That guy, that guy, Paul McCartney sings it right?
Friend: Alright! That one is my favorite Beatle song.
This album, Unfinished No.2: Life with the Lions, and The Wedding Album, I group all into one category which is John Lennon: Trying his hardest not to be John Lennon the Beatle. Hey gang Aunt Mimi was right after all! lol
When I got this album (1979 ish I think it`s a Bootleg even ? ) I must had been at my very height for my love of the Beatles . The Beatles stuff and all their Solo`s at this time in my collection . I loved almost all without any questioning anything they they did . But this . It`s Crap Anyone who comes on here and starts all that Avent Garde waffle is talking through Yoko`s bottom .
I looked at it then as a piece of Art and a Beatle collectable , nothing else , nothing more .