Surreal Singles Club: Yoko Ono – Hirake (Open Your Box) | DaysAreNumbers
Ahh, Yoko Ono. No Surreal Week on a blog would be complete without her. Always remembered by the masses as the bird that split up the Beatles, here at Days Are Numbers however, we regard her as a pioneering female avant-garde artist. But we don’t really have time to get in to that right now and everyone knows who Yoko Ono is, so let’s have a look at her entry in today’s Surreal Singles Club…
Taken from her groundbreaking 1971 album Fly and produced by the avant-garde musician Joe Jones, ‘Hirake’ (or Open Your Box to you and me) was also the B-side to John Lennon’s single ‘Power To The People’. Banned by UK radio for it’s rather risque lyrics, the sonic cacophony of, well, weirdness might have also played a big part of the whole banning thing. Ahem *cough*. As one of my favourite Yoko songs, ‘Open Your Box’ has quite a concise madness about it. It will leave you feeling rather dizzy and give other people a headache. Isn’t that what Surrealism is about or am I getting this all wrong?? You decide!
Yoko Ono – Hirake (Open Your Box)