Life'll Kill Ya

Life'll Kill Ya

by Warren Zevon
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Overview

Life'll Kill Ya

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2000
Label: Eone Nashville
UPC: 0699675100322
catalogNumber: 51003

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Warren 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 Credits

Paul Q. Kolderie   Producer,Engineer
Sean Slade   Producer,Engineer
Warren Zevon   Art Direction
Bill Harper   Management
Ken Anderson   Representation
Gelfand   Management
Loeb & Loeb   Representation
Britt Pahan   Management
Rennert   Management
Ken Anderson   Representation

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Life'll Kill Ya 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Warren Zevon is a legend---download his new track and you'll see what I mean. He hasn't lost a beat!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.