Sunday, April 30

Revolution - The Beatles (1968)


Wikipedia - "'Revolution' is a song by the Beatles, written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney. ... Inspired by political protests in early 1968, Lennon's lyrics expressed doubt in regard to some of the tactics. When the single version was released in August, the political left viewed it as betraying their cause. ... Politically, the release of 'Revolution' prompted immediate responses from the New Left and counterculture press. Ramparts branded it a 'betrayal', and the New Left Review said the song was 'a lamentable petty bourgeois cry of fear'. The far left contrasted 'Revolution' with a song by the Rolling Stones that was inspired by similar events and released around the same time: 'Street Fighting Man' was perceived to be more supportive of their cause. Others on the left praised the Beatles for rejecting radicalism and advocating 'pacifist idealism'. The song's apparent scepticism about revolution caused Lennon to become the target of a few minority Trotskyist, Leninist and in particular Maoist groups. ..."
Wikipedia
Rolling Stone: 13. 'Revolution', Main Writer: Lennon, Recorded: July 10 and 11, 1968
Genius (Video)
YouTube: Revolution

2009 September: John Lennon - Live in New York City (Madison Square Garden 1972), 2014 January: Michael Rakowitz - The Breakup, 2014 April: "Jealous Guy" (1971), 2014 May: Mind Games (1973), 2014 July: Out of the Blue, 2014 December: Double Fantasy - John Lennon/Yoko Ono (1980), 2015 August: John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970), 2016 October: "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)" (1970), 2017 January: Cold Turkey - John Lennon (1969).

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