McCartney or Lennon?
A simple yet complex question here: Whose post-Beatles work do you enjoy more and why?
I have a hard time with this one. Lennon was so bitter after the Beatles broke up much of his music was difficult to take. Add to that the overproduction of Phil Spector and the overYokoing of Yoko and you've got a recipie for disaster. Even so, there is that Lennon brilliance shining through. I espeically like his last work, Double Fantasy.
McCartney has always had a way with a hook and a cacthy line. Sure he writes a lot of "Silly Love Songs" but who cares? His work with Wings was incredible and his sheer output of quality product is amazing. Even into the 90's he's been relevant - witness teh genius of his solo album of 1997, Flaming Pie.
At the end of the day, I guess I'm more of a McCartney guy but it really depends on my mood de jour.