Yoko Ono And Plastic Ono Band joins forces with The Flaming Lips to create a Late Show spectacle like none other. Mr. Letterman summed it up best: “It’s fun when you leave the theater humming the music from the show, isn’t it?”
On record, the unbridled anti-war anthem “Cheshire Cat Cry” originally featured Lenny Kravitz. But Ono has been in the midst of what can only be described as a collaborative meltdown. Recently, Ono faced off against Wu Tang Clan’s RZA in a charity vinyl release slash chess match, and 2013’s Take Me To The Land Of Hell is true special guest bonanza. So screw you Lenny, Ono’s on to bigger and better bands.
In this magnificent performance, the vicious 80-year-old chants “Stop the violence/Stop all wars,” filling the gaps with wails and maniacal laughter. Meanwhile the Lips spin up suitably fierce backup as a sheet-covered Mr. Coyne sits cross-legged, rocking out on percussive accessories from shaker to loudspeaker.