John Lennon for President

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
In view of subsequent events, this album and its title now possess an unintended eeriness. But in 1980 it was just part of the landscape. In case no one remembers, in 1980 the U.S. went nuts. Not that this hadn't happened before, even during some recent campaign years, but this was the first time it coincided with a presidential race in which two incompetents were running against each other, and politics became the medium through which a lot of that nutsiness was expressed. In that environment, how could David Peel, master satirist, topical songwriter, marijuana advocate, peace activist, and musician provocateur, possibly resist the impulse to join in? The result is more ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
In view of subsequent events, this album and its title now possess an unintended eeriness. But in 1980 it was just part of the landscape. In case no one remembers, in 1980 the U.S. went nuts. Not that this hadn't happened before, even during some recent campaign years, but this was the first time it coincided with a presidential race in which two incompetents were running against each other, and politics became the medium through which a lot of that nutsiness was expressed. In that environment, how could David Peel, master satirist, topical songwriter, marijuana advocate, peace activist, and musician provocateur, possibly resist the impulse to join in? The result is more mixed media than is usual for Peel, alternating between music, interviews, and speeches, all of it focused, and assuming that one has the tolerance for absurdity necessary to appreciate it, it's a fine coda to Peel's earlier Lennon-produced and Beatles-inspired work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2000
  • Label: Performance Records
  • UPC: 095451600220
  • Catalog Number: 26002
  • Sales rank: 5,314

Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Peel & the Lower East Side Primary Artist
David Peel Indexed Contributor, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Musician
Yoko Ono Percussion, Vocals
Naged Abell Guitar, Vocals
Harold C. Black Tambourine, Vocals
Mitch Blotter Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Ron Blotter Vocals
Joe Bozza Percussion
Eddie Criss Guitar
Margot Day Flute
Gary Dorfman Vocals
Bill Downing Percussion, Vocals
Tom Doyle Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Adele Evans Guitar, Vocals
Curtis Fields Percussion, Saxophone
Floyd Avery Fleming Percussion
B.B. Gun Percussion
Bob Gurtlrt Vocals
John Hagel Guitar
Phyliss Lee Percussion, Vocals
Yes Levy Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Lloyd Conductor
Hank Nuesslein Tambourine, Vocals
Ed Perper Vocals
Gabriel Rexach Bass, Vocals
Steve Rosenthal Keyboards, Vocals
Donna Schall Keyboards, Vocals
Ian Small Guitar, Vocals
John Stasic Percussion, Vocals
Mark Truthe Tambourine, Vocals
Pepe Valentine Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer, Producer
David Peel Composer, Producer, Engineer, Cover Graphics, Sequencers
Yoko Ono Producer
Roy Cicala Engineer
Gary Dorfman Engineer
Jack Douglas Engineer
Steve Rosenthal Engineer
Wayne Vlcan Engineer
Murray Brenman Reissue Art
Jimmy Cross Cover Layout
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