"Come along, boys," cries East, always ready to leave "the grind," as he called it; "our old coach is laid up, you know, and we shall have one of the new masters, who's sure to go slow and let us down easy
We all know the film won't resolve its dilemma (for the record, it winds up somewhere in the middle); the only question is whether it'll find some halfway-clever way to let us down easy
-- and, fortunately, it does.
There's a very definite edge towards rockier territory here and a few slices of trademark brilliance (Fix It, Sink Ships), as well as the souled-out Let Us Down Easy
Let Us Down Easy
is Band-styled country, Magick is Raconteurs rock and roll, and Evergreen has hints of Paul Simon.