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"Well Well Well"
Song by Plastic Ono Band

from the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

Released 11 December 1970
Recorded 1970
Genre Hard rock
Length 5:59
Label Apple Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Writer John Lennon
Producer John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band track listing
"Well Well Well"
"Look at Me"

"Well Well Well" is a song from the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon with backing from the Plastic Ono Band featuring Ringo Starr on drums and Klaus Voorman on bass. The song is arguably the loudest and heaviest song on the album, and is the second of two songs on this album, along with "I Found Out", to feature distortion. It is also the second song on this album, along with "Mother", to feature screaming.

The song narrates various situations with his loved one, Yoko Ono, with whom he discusses themes of revolution, liberalism, women's liberation, and guilt.

The band Cold War Kids recorded a cover of this song. Super 8 recorded a version for the 1995 tribute album Working Class Hero: A Tribute to John Lennon. The song was also featured in Martin Scorsese's 2006 film, The Departed, as well as the second season of the Showtime series, Brotherhood. In 2007, Rocky Dawuni's version appeared on Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur as an iTunes exclusive bonus track.


The musicians who performed on the original recording were as follows:[1]


  1. ^ Blaney, John (2005). John Lennon: Listen To This Book. Guildford, Great Britain: Biddles Ltd.. pp. 60. ISBN 0-9544528-1-X.  


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