John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s son, Sean Ono Lennon, is a big fan of Beatles songs Revolver. He compared listening to these tracks to reading JRR Tolkien The Lord of the Rings. During an interview, Sean went so far as to say one of the songs of Revolver has the power to alter your consciousness.
Why John Lennon’s Son Enjoys The Beatles Career Era That Started With ‘Revolver’
In a 2015 interview with The Guardian, Sean said he didn’t want to name a favorite Beatles song. Sean said he doesn’t understand why fans have favorite Fab Four songs any more than he understands why people have favorite colors. He said the period of the Beatles’ career that he enjoyed the most began with Revolver. Sean said it was because the band pushed “the boundaries of progressive songwriting” with this album.
In a 2016 interview with sound louderSean once again discussed his feelings about the Beatles Revolver. “Revolveris one of my favorite Beatles records, up there with sergeant. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tourand the white album“, he revealed. “These records have influenced me more than any other music on the planet. Besides the fact that he’s my dad and I grew up listening to them, they’re just ingrained in my psyche.
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Why The Fab Four’s “Tomorrow Never Knows” Means So Much To Him
Sean has a particular fondness for “Tomorrow Never Knows”. “A song like ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ almost puts you in a trance,” he said. “Not like techno music or chanting monks would; it’s hipper than that.
Sean praised “Tomorrow Never Knows”. “It alters your consciousness,” he said. “The veil of worldly reality is lifted to reveal something glorious and beautiful of which you are a part. That’s what these Beatles records do for me.
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Why John Lennon’s Son Prefers Psychedelic Beatles Songs
Sean explained why he prefers Revolver at Abbey Road. “Revolver attracts me more than Abbey Road or my dad’s solo stuff, which I like in a different way, because psychedelic music sounds more magical,” he said. “It’s as if a child likes to read the Lord of the Rings in the place of Bonfire of the Vanities — it’s exciting, it’s the promise of a supernatural world. For context, The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy, while The bonfire of vanities is a realistic novel.
Sean felt that the Beatles’ songwriting was particularly powerful when the group embraced psychedelia. Sean said the Beatles had worked hard Revolver and it paid off. “Tomorrow Never Knows” is a classic track – and it seems to mean a lot to Sean.
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