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  • User AvatarMichael Gerber Excellent post, @Justin, and I have a few thoughts on it. I am closing the window against the fierce Santa Ana Winds, cracking open a Belhaven Black Stout, and holding forth. . "My first quibble is with the idea that Lennon’s opinion on Pepper influenced anyone else’s." . Quibble if... – Oct 21, 10:10 PM
  • User AvatarAlejandra . "It’s important to remember when comparing John to Paul (or Dylan or Cohen, and so forth) that he died at 40. He was not finished as an artist. We’re really left comparing the work of a young man active for 18 years to people active for 50+." . Ok,... – Oct 21, 9:28 PM
  • User AvatarMichael Gerber I think you're right, I think he had that in him, but I think his mental state and working partners would have determined everything. For example, "I'm Losing You" with Cheap Trick is by far the better track, but... . Could he really have grokked New Wave? Sure. Would he... – Oct 21, 5:21 PM
  • User AvatarJustin McCann It's always fascinating when hugely gifted people don't understand their own gifts, and John and Paul share a strange talent for underrating their finest work and overrating whatever idea floated into their head over breakfast. Note that I didn't say I agreed with John about WOTI - it's good in... – Oct 21, 4:55 PM
  • User AvatarMichael Gerber This is interesting, Alejandra. Thank you. . It's important to remember when comparing John to Paul (or Dylan or Cohen, and so forth) that he died at 40. He was not finished as an artist. We're really left comparing the work of a young man active for 18 years to... – Oct 21, 12:15 PM
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