My Latest Obsession: Warren Zevon

Not much of an update today – more coming soon. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with my latest discovery: Warren Zevon. I remember hearing about him when he passed away back in 2003, but I didn’t know what all the fuss was about. Now I get it.

The geopolitical references in the song are a bit dated, but the story still comes across. Notice the unusual six measure bridge that segues seamlessly back into the main riff of the song.  Also, the spoken introduction is hilarious. What a badass.

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Published in: on September 10, 2009 at 2:25 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Oh yeah, this song was in that recent documentary about Hunter S. Thompson, “Gonzo” – I remember it sticking out at me while watching it. Good stuff…

    • That movie is on my Netflix queue. I actually got turned onto Warren Zevon through the show “Californication,” which uses a lot of his music and also references his lyrics. I recommend Zevon’s song “My Shit’s Fucked Up.”


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