John Lennon for President

John Lennon for President

by David Peel & the Lower East Side


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In view of subsequent events, this album and its title now possess an unintended eeriness. But in 1980 it was just part of the landscape. In case no one remembers, in 1980 the U.S. went nuts. Not that this hadn't happened before, even during some recent campaign years, but this was the first time it coincided with a presidential race in which two incompetents were running against each other, and politics became the medium through which a lot of that nutsiness was expressed. In that environment, how could David Peel, master satirist, topical songwriter, marijuana advocate, peace activist, and musician provocateur, possibly resist the impulse to join in? The result is more mixed media than is usual for Peel, alternating between music, interviews, and speeches, all of it focused, and assuming that one has the tolerance for absurdity necessary to appreciate it, it's a fine coda to Peel's earlier Lennon-produced and Beatles-inspired work.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/2000
Label: Performance Records
UPC: 0095451600220
catalogNumber: 26002
Rank: 69289

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Peel & the Lower East Side   Primary Artist
David Peel   Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Musician
Yoko Ono   Percussion,Vocals
Naged Abell   Guitar,Vocals
Harold C. Black   Tambourine,Vocals
Mitch Blotter   Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals
Ron Blotter   Vocals
Joe Bozza   Percussion
Eddie Criss   Guitar
Margot Day   Flute
Gary Dorfman   Vocals
Bill Downing   Percussion,Vocals
Tom Doyle   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Adele Evans   Guitar,Vocals
Curtis Fields   Percussion,Saxophone
Floyd Avery Fleming   Percussion
B.B. Gun   Percussion
Bob Gurtlrt   Vocals
John Hagel   Guitar
Phyliss Lee   Percussion,Vocals
Yes Levy   Guitar,Vocals
Andrew Lloyd   Conductor
Hank Nuesslein   Tambourine,Vocals
Ed Perper   Vocals
Gabriel Rexach   Bass,Vocals
Steve Rosenthal   Keyboards,Vocals
Donna Schall   Keyboards,Vocals
Ian Small   Guitar,Vocals
John Stasic   Percussion,Vocals
Mark Truthe   Tambourine,Vocals
Pepe Valentine   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer,Producer
David Peel   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Cover Graphics,Sequencers
Yoko Ono   Producer
Roy Cicala   Engineer
Gary Dorfman   Engineer
Jack Douglas   Engineer
Steve Rosenthal   Engineer
Wayne Vlcan   Engineer
Murray Brenman   Reissue Art
Jimmy Cross   Cover Layout

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