- May 30, 2016
Great song. Plastic Ono Band is one of the records I inherited from my father in law, happy to have that one in the collection.Dave's Song of the Day
Working Class Hero – John Lennon
Friday song of the day: Today’s song is John Lennon at his most leftist.
In 1970, John Lennon released his first album since the breakup pf the Beatles, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. Included on the album was Lennon’s take on Marxism and class differences, Working Class Hero. At the time, Working Class Hero was not released as a single. Instead, it was only an album track until 1975, when it was released as the B-side to a re-release of the 1971 song Imagine.
The song has been covered numerous times over the years, by artists including Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day. The cover version included here is by Marianne Faithfull from her brilliant 1979 album Broken English.
John Lennon, 1970
Marianne Faithfull, 1979
Tomorrow: You’re like my yo-yo
The cover by Marianne is also great. I had no idea about Manson and Green Day covering this tune, kind of hard to imagine what those sound like. Well, I guess I'm off to youtube to find out!