Sunday 26 January 1997
Now Pimlico is reprinting the pair in one small volume (pounds 8), with an introduction by Jon Savage ("Here is the man in the eye of the storm, revealing his shadow"), and Paul McCartney's contemporary preface: "None of it has to make sense and if it seems funny then that's enough." Ringo comments: "John's inscription on my copy of A Spaniard in the Works ... says it all: `To Ringo with love, you dwarf bastard'." Tom Maschler (quoted by Savage) remembers Lennon as "quick, witty, harsh. If you made a false move, he would slap you down." The humour here is mordant and comes with unabashed references to spastics and "the coloured problem". "There once upon a time was a man who was partly Dave - he had a mission in life. `I'm partly Dave' he would growm ..." Doesn't everyone know a Partly Dave?
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