Look at Me (John Lennon song)
|"Look at Me"|
|Song by John Lennon from the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band|
|Released||11 December 1970|
|Producer||John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector|
|John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band track listing|
Written during the extended White Album sessions of 1968, it was shelved until its release on Lennon's 1970 debut album. A different recording of the song was later released on the John Lennon Anthology and his compilation album Acoustic.
The pattern of the song is fairly prominent throughout the song. It was built from a finger-picking technique that Lennon used while with The Beatles, including "Dear Prudence", "Happiness Is a Warm Gun", and "Julia", all of which were also written during the White Album sessions. Lennon learned the song's finger-picking guitar style (known as 'Travis-picking') from the Scottish musician Donovan, who was with Lennon at the time at Rishikesh, India.
In popular culture
- The version from the John Lennon Anthology was featured in the movie The Royal Tenenbaums and its soundtrack.
- The Canadian punk-rock band Sum 41 released a song titled "Look At Me" from their LP Underclass Hero. The beginning verse also started with the lines "Look at me; who am I supposed to be?" The album title itself is a reference to another Lennon song, Working Class Hero.
- Joseph Arthur recorded a version for the Lennon Covered #2 CD issued by Q Magazine.
- Interview with Donovan (2004), John Lennon's Jukebox