Life'll Kill Yaby Warren Zevon
Wine might mellow with age, but Warren Zevon's twin streaks of perversity and bitter cynicism seem to have deepened with each passing year. This typically acerbic set chronicles the singer-songwriter's trek across the International Middle-Age Line -- namely his passing the big five-oh -- with candor and wit to spare. As befits the tone of/a>… See more details below
Wine might mellow with age, but Warren Zevon's twin streaks of perversity and bitter cynicism seem to have deepened with each passing year. This typically acerbic set chronicles the singer-songwriter's trek across the International Middle-Age Line -- namely his passing the big five-oh -- with candor and wit to spare. As befits the tone of the material, it's a sparse, introspective disc that maintains its intensity even in its quietest moments. Zevon's biting wit is amply showcased on tracks like the self-damning "For My Next Trick, I'll Need a Volunteer" and the ominous S & M ode "Hostage-O." But with maturity -- or some facsimile thereof -- he's developed an openness that borders on the vulnerable, a timbre that shines brightly through the wispy melody of "Fistful of Rain." Like most of life's worthwhile elixirs, LIFE'LL KILL YA may make you queasy, but that's a small price to pay for the enlightenment it'll bring.
- Release Date:
- Artemis Records
Performance CreditsWarren Zevon Primary Artist,Percussion,Keyboards,Piccolo,Theremin,Vocals,Penny Whistle,Guitar
Chuck Prophet Guitar
Jorge Calderon Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Bass Guitar
Dennis Collins Vocals
Babi Floyd Vocals
Curtis King Vocals
Winston Watson Percussion,Snare Drums
Jim Ryan Mandolin
Jimmy Ryan Mandolin
Technical CreditsGreg Calbi Mastering
Paul Q. Kolderie Producer,Engineer
Sean Slade Producer,Engineer
Warren Zevon Art Direction
Bill Harper Management
Ken Anderson Representation
Loeb & Loeb Representation
Britt Pahan Management
Ken Anderson Representation
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Warren Zevon is a legend---download his new track and you'll see what I mean. He hasn't lost a beat!
Very true to style. Warren and his wornout attitude hasn't changed. That's what we love about him. I say he's still got it! How can downbeat lyrics come off so upbeat? He's a true commiserator.
I hate to say it, as a longstanding fan, but Warren hasn't written anything up to his old standards since he finally got off drugs. The cover track is clever and cute but not biting or edgy.
Great listening for AARP-bound boomers and others trying to cope with the complexities of growing older. Lots of fun and only one or two dips into the somber and pretentious. And one title so nasty that they left if off the jacket! Somehow I think that being over 50 would be a lot easier if I could write like Warren Zevon.