Lennon Lives On – Sean Lennon

Written by Alan McGee
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Sean Lennon is the most underrated musical talent on the planet. I never liked his first album, so when I was down seeing Noiselab  2007 in Mexico and this beautiful sad/happy music came on I asked who it was. When I heard it was Sean I had to re-evaluate my opinion.

In 2006  he released Friendly Fire to good reviews. The album was way better than good - it was brilliant. Sean lives under the biggest and greatest shadow ever - John Lennon - but he is absolutely his own man. If he can keep putting out albums of this quality he will be quite rightly accepted as one of the modern-day greats along with Noel Gallagher, Elliot Smith, Damon Albarn and Rufus Wainwright. Sean knows he is good, but he's actually the real deal and a genius songwriter.

America has accepted him as an artist - a consummate muso, in fact - and he regularly plays to more than a 1,000 people a night over there. Here in the UK, he's just a Beatle's kid. The UK in general inspires people to fail. I blame the weather.


© Words – Alan McGee (Original article appeared in The Guardian – Used by Kind permission)


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