Warren Zevon

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by Beau Dure, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. Beau Dure

    Beau Dure Member+

    May 31, 2000
    Vienna, VA
    I saw there was a thread in Books; figured there should be one here.

    One thing missing from most of the appreciations written after his death was any mention of the R.E.M. collaboration that gave him a career boost around 1987. He recorded "Sentimental Hygiene," one of his better albums, with three-quarters of R.E.M. -- Bill Berry, Peter Buck and Mike Mills -- on most of the tracks. The result: An album with a bit more kick than the California session vets (called "the L.A. Mellow Mafia" at AllMusic.com) usually gave him.

    Zevon and not-quite-R.E.M. also recorded a collection of covers under the name Hindu Love Gods. It's priceless, especially the guitar-driven version of Prince's "Raspberry Beret."

    I also think "My Ride's Here" is unduly panned. His hockey song alone is worth the price, and I'm also a fan of "Macgillicuddy's Reeks."

    Just a few thoughts on my mind during baby duty at 2 a.m.

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