Sunday, September 23, 2012

Warren Zevon
"Sentimental Hygiene" (Vinyl)

I am a big fan of Zevon's earlier "Excitable Boy"-era songs.  In fact, the album "Excitable Boy" (released in 1978) plays mostly like a greatest hits record of Zevon's output.   That's why exploring other regions of his output is tinged with apprehension for me.

Still, Zevon is held in such high regard by generations of music-makers and so its impossible to discount the importance of what he offers.  On this album (released in 1986) he's joined by a backing cast including Flea (from the Red Hot Chili Peppers,) Michael Stipe and Bob Dylan.  Some fellows you've maybe heard of...

That being said, I just don't think this ranks real high on the creative-o-meter for Zevon. There's a reason it's been sitting in my "maybe" stack for a while.

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