Saturday, October 09, 2010

"Working Class Hero" by John Lennon

I have no idea what the genesis of this video is, but I love the song, and the images correspond beautifully, so here it is...

John Lennon wrote Working Class Hero for inclusion on John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, his first solo album after leaving The Beatles; it was instantly controversial, since it contained the f-word, and the d-words who normally disapprove of such things are also too often the ones in charge. Still, since controversy guarantees longevity, the song has been frequently covered. Arguably the best of these was by Marianne Faithfull, whose version is the highlight of her 1979 album Broken English, although Green Day recently offered their own take for the 2007 charity album Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur.

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