Magazine article The Spectator

The Listener: Yoko Ono - Warzone

Magazine article The Spectator

The Listener: Yoko Ono - Warzone

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Grade: A+

Ooh, you can have some fun with this when the unwanted guests swing by this Christmastide. These are the 'greatest hits' of a serially indulged caterwauling loon with the political disposition of a spoiled seven-year-old, redone to make them even worse than they were before.

So, put on 'Why' as you hand around the cocktails and the seasonal canapés. Trumpeting elephants, angry crows, an ominous synth and Yoko howling 'Why? Whhhhhhhhhhhhy? Wok Wah Wheeeeeeeee! Ag ag agag ag! Whhhhhhy?' Like a particularly angry and talentless Diamanda Galas.

But don't let a smile give the game away as this unendurable, pretentious garbage resounds around the room. Instead, flip to 'It's Gonna Rain'. 'You say life is a bowl of cherries, you give me a bowl of pits. …

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