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Plastic Ono Band

I came across this photo of John and Yoko showing off their latest LPs and, apparently, that there are still plenty of copies of The Wedding Album available. I’ve got to get me one of those wedding albums: a pricey piece of junk that I’ll probably never listen to but that looks plenty cool—sign me up! And look at that Apple sticker on the record that John’s got! This pic reminded me of the somewhat sorry state of my copy of Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band.

White Apple

I have what I believe is an Australian edition which unfortunately has the censored versions of “I Found Out” and “Working Class Hero”. The omission of the curse words is totally jarring and somewhat upsetting but I can live with it as long as the word “cookin'” is present on “Hold On”. I guess I can take minor solace in the (possibly) unique looking white apple silhouette on record’s label (see above). Most of the copies I’ve seen on ebay have a more conventional white apple (see below).

Plastic Ono record label

The inner sleeve of my copy is printed on ridiculously glossy paper—it can practically stand up on its own—as opposed to the cheaper paper pictured below.

Plastic Ono Inner Sleeve

Finally, we have a tape of The Wedding Album getting some mention on an Australian chart show. I’m sure that the LP’s appearance on this show is the closest that it managed to get to the charts in Australia or elsewhere.

Omitted at the insistence of E.M.I.:

Working Class Hero

I Found Out

And here’s a Plastic Ono Band-era Lennon playing a bit of “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care”.

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6 responses to “record labels

  1. Quite copacetic collection

    I Found Out– great angry Lennon number

    ain’t no jeezuss gonna come down fromthe sky….

  2. re Lennon singing ‘You’re So Square’ – he had such a great rock n roll voice. The Rock N Roll album is a favourite for me.

  3. it’s ‘cookie’ – Lennon was a big fan of Sesame Street.

  4. chainedandperfumed

    I saw that on wikipedia but I don’t believe it.

  5. afilosa09@gmail.com

    the australian record is special for another reason aside from what you mention. I Found Out has a slightly longer running time, as opposed to all other issues. We can hear a bit more of John singing “Gone Gone Gone” before it fades.

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