Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Don't Let Me Down
Robert Bunter: It's hard not to like this funky, sultry love call. There's nothing like heroin to help you get in touch with the more pleasant aspects of dazed, heavy-eyelid semi-comatose lethargy, like Lennon does here. It's so nice to just slllllllllooooooooowly mellow out on the E chord with a bunch of tremolo on your amp and moan about your dysfunctionally co-dependent relationship with a manipulative, insane woman that you can use as a wedge to separate yourself from the Beatles and, by extension, the parts of your self that your are unable to openly confront - in the process destroying the most beautiful four-headed force for love, understanding and human communication this Earth has ever known. Self-indulgent Lennon breaks up the Beatles. You heard it here first, folks.
Richard Furnstein: I always loved the "I'm in love for the first time" bridge. It's a beautiful part/sentiment, and you know it just made Cynthia Lennon freak. "Oh, hey baby, our love wasn't actually love. Tuck in Julian for me!"