11. ‘Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With the Lions’ (1969)
The noise records Lennon made with Yoko Ono came during a creative spell in 1969 in which he not only recorded the Beatles’ final music but also three LPs of audio scraps and other found sounds. Unlike his band’s last works, these experimental projects are self-indulgent messes. ‘Life With the Lions,’ the worst of them, includes a section recorded in a hospital following Ono’s miscarriage. That should tell you something about the nature of these records.