Excellent

LITTLE ORPHAN ANI

TYLENOL TALENT

STUPID BLOODY STUPID!

Interview

All the News That Didn't Fit

On the Record

The Olympia Connection, Or Lack Thereof

Excellent

The Numbness Is Just a Bonus

Hiphop City

WEEN ARE THE WORLD

Soul by the Pound

EXCELLENT REAL ROCK QUOTES

Incest is Best

The Rise and Fall of the N-Word

DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS

If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say, Tell the Truth Anyway

You Don't Own Me

Summer Lovin'

Stagger Lee

Music to Lose Your Job By

Boy, You Sure Can Take the Fun Out of Music

CINEMATIC CLICHE

Stuart Braithwaite From Mogwai

Going to New York City?

THE CHURCH OF COLTRANE

A Whole N'other Level

Who Says Morrissey Fans Don't Get Laid?

ISSA ROCKA ROLL

Not Modest Enough

Shortly after recording this album, John Lennon raved to Rolling Stone, "If somebody with a rock-oriented mind can possibly listen to her stuff you'll see what she's doing. It's fantastic... she makes music like you've never heard on earth. And when the musicians play with her they're inspired out of their skulls." Naturally, the rock audience dismissed his views, saying Lennon was clearly biased since Yoko Ono was his wife, and besides, nothing good could come out of the evil Woman-Who-Broke-Up-The-Beatles.

To be fair, since there was no alt rock scene to speak of in 1970, curious listeners had no context in which to place this riveting work, which brilliantly fuses the avant-garde with rock 'n' roll. The bass and drums provide a foundation that's rock solid and propulsive (Ringo sure never played like this with the Beatles), while Lennon tries to make his guitar sound like Ono's voice -- or is that the other way around?

Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band was recorded at the same time as Lennon's own solo effort, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, after Lennon and Ono had undergone primal scream therapy. Lennon's album, featuring such classics as "Mother," "Isolation," and "God," has long been regarded as one of his more powerful works, while Ono's companion album has been overlooked. Don't you make the same mistake. Yoko Ono is the bridge between the Velvet Underground and Patti Smith.