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The Pope Smokes Dope

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Released  April 17, 1972
Release date  17 April 1972
Genre  Folk rock
Artist  David Peel
Label  Nibelung Records
Producers  John Lennon, Yoko Ono
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Recorded  1972 at Record Plant Studios, New York City
Length  42:01 (vinyl edition) 56:04 (CD edition)
The Pope Smokes Dope (1972)  Santa Claus Rooftop Junkie (1974)
Folk rock albums  Have a Marijuana, Wonderwall Music, Bound by the Beauty, Red & Gold, Carrossel

The pope smokes dope david peel and the lower east side


The Pope Smokes Dope is the third album by David Peel and The Lower East Side, released on April 17, 1972 through Apple Records.

Contents

History

Peel, along with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, performed Peel's "The Ballad of New York", on The David Frost Show, with Lennon playing tea-chest bass. The trio, joined by The Lower East Side Band, played several songs by Lennon and Ono. This episode was recorded on December 16, 1971 and broadcast on January 13, 1972.

The album was released on April 17, 1972. The CD was released in 2005 (by Orange Records International).

Track listing

All tracks written by David Peel.

Bonus tracks on CD edition
  1. "Amerika" (Edit) – 4:15
  2. with Yoko Ono
  3. "How Did You Meet David Peel?" – 2:07
  4. interview with John Lennon
  5. "Everybody's Smokin'" (Remix) – 7:41

Personnel

  • Bagtwo (Jeffery Levy) – design, artwork
  • Roy Cicala – engineering
  • Jack Douglas – engineering
  • Bill Ferrara – photography
  • Robert L. Heimall – art direction
  • Allan Steckler - production supervision
  • John Lennon – production, voice (tracks 6 & 12), backing vocals (12)
  • Yoko Ono – production, percussions (track 1), voice (6)
  • David Peel – vocals, guitar
  • Eddie Mottau – guitar
  • Chris Osborne – guitar
  • Eddie Ryan – drums
  • The Lower East Side Friends – chorus
  • Tom Doyle – guitar, backing vocals
  • Bruce Bierman – backing vocals
  • John Robertson – guitar
  • Billy Minelli – bass
  • Frank Lanci – drums
  • Lenny Mars – harp (tracks 4 & 7), flutes (1,4,6 & 8), piano (7), percussions (1, 8 & 10), banjo (1, 4 & 7), mandolin (7 & 10)
  • Songs

    I'm a RunawayDavid Peel & the Lower East Side3:41
    Everybody's Smoking MarijuanaDavid Peel & the Lower East Side4:39
    The Ballad of Bob DylanDavid Peel & the Lower East Side4:00

    References

    The Pope Smokes Dope Wikipedia


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