Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lucy in the sky with diamonds

No, it is not about LSD, no matter what all the urban legends say - Lennon himself has made clear that the title came from his then three-year-old son Julian Lennon's description of a painting he had made in nursery school. It is undoubtedly one of Lennon's best songs with its lyrics full of psychedelic references, easily one of the best tracks of the landmark Sergeant Peppers lonely heartclub's band album. There are few songs that so successfully evoke a distant dream world, in both the sonic textures and words.
Why post this today? Lucy Vodden, who provided the inspiration for her class mate's Julian Lennon's drawing has died after a long battle with lupus, only 46 years old. RIP.
Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time)