Ono’s Between My Head And The Sky, (the first album under the Plastic Ono Band name since 1975) was surprisingly great, but she hasn’t stopped commissioning remixes of her older work. This remix of “Give Me Something” comes from a digital-only Give Me Something remix album; the original appeared on Ono and John Lennon’s 1980 album Double Fantasy. The Junior Boys’s remix is understandably more fluid and dance-oriented, but I miss the prickly anger of the original song. It seems significant that all of her attitude is reduced and converted to satisfied coos on the Junior Boys version.
Give Me Something (The Remixes) is out now via Twisted / Mindtrain.