Thursday, March 26, 2015

Come Closer Together

I love this so damn much. And while it's the absolute height of hubris to presume to know what John Lennon would have thought about anything, I'm nevertheless going to say I suspect John Lennon would have loved this. But not as much as Chuck Berry, and not just because he'd be thinking about how much money it might bring. (Although that too.)

Once you get past the amusement factor at these two oh so disparate sources being mashed together, what strikes you is how well the textures actually combine: Ringo's drums and Trent Reznor's drum machines, George's lead lines and NIN's keyboards, and the interlocking vocals. And if the lyrics seem perhaps a bit crude for the lads, well, they may be less creepy than hearing Lennon whisper "shoot me."

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