In one paragraph, the author lists gour “great” songs, and they are all off of the same album! The guy was a pop artist, the tune is catchy and singable (try singing any of the ones listed in the shower). The early 70s had a different sound than the late 60s. Some power pop, more soft ballads and novelty records. Throw in Yoko Ono, and this is what you get. Lennon and the Beatles were a talented pop band. Trying to say that Mr Kite is high art, however, reminds me of the Led Zeppelin and Doors fans of the 70s who attacked acts that didn’t write their own ditties and kept the tunes under 4 minutes. These same folks mostly can’t even LISTEN to Bach. I’ll take Fats Domino and Del Shannon. They didn’t take their work that seriously, they just made great popular music.
I like a lot of Beatle’s music, but I think Lennon took himself just a little too seriously. There’s a hilarious parody of Lennon done by Tony Hendra that was played on Imus’s show one time. Side-splitting. “Don’t you know I’m a genius!!!!”
Zep rocks. 8 minute songs just means 6 more minutes of rock.