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Jennifer Warnes. Jennifer has also done duets with Joe Cocker ("Up Where We Belong"); Chris Thompson ("All the Right Moves") and of course "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" with Bill Medley.
polyvinyl chloride. Who would ever have thought of using "polyvinyl chloride" in a song?
|From "Rottweiler Blues": "Slackers in the market, Bangers in the mall"- Where were the skinheads?||Warren Zevon's Music
on the golfcourse. "Skinheads on the golfcourse
Hunting for their balls.
If you come calling he'll be mauling with intent to maim.
Don't knock on my door if you don't know my Rottweiler's name."
Youngstown, Ohio. "From Youngstown, Ohio, Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini; a lightweight contender, like father like son."
For your amusement - I was sitting around with some boxing fans one evening, not really participating in the conversation because I don't really know anything about boxing, when the talk turned to "Boom Boom" Mancini. They were all trying to remember who it was that had beaten him. I was able to say "Oh, that would be Alexis Arguello. But seven weeks later he was back in the ring." I am now asked to every "Pay Per View" match that the group decides to watch! Thanks for your historical accuracy, Warren!
|"Roland searched the continent for the man who'd done him in.
He found him in Mombassa in a barroom drinking gin."
Where is Mombassa?||Warren Zevon's Music
Kenya. "Roland searched the continent for the man who'd done him in.
He found him in Mombassa, in a barroom drinking gin.
Roland aimed his Thompson gun, he didn't say a word
But he blew Van Owen's body from there to Johannesburg."
Mombassa is more than 1600 miles from Johannesburg, according to my trusty atlas and ruler. I guess that Roland was pretty ticked off about the whole thing.
Which is scarier, a headless gunner that doesn't say a word, or one that does?
Israel. Roland is "Norway's bravest son." Later in the song are the lyrics:
"In Ireland, in Lebanon, in Palestine and Berkeley."
Other places mentioned in this one are Denmark, Biafra, the Congo, Mombassa, Johannesburg. Ten places in one song. Hmmmm...
Bob Dylan. From what I understand, Bob Dylan has been covering some of Zevon's songs on recent his concert dates.
David Crosby. Every time that I get stuck in traffic "Gridlock" starts playing in my mind. "Gridlock, up ahead. There's a line of cars as far as I can see. Gridlock, goin' nowhere. Roll down the window, let me scream."
Havana. "I was gambling in Havana, I took a little risk.
Send lawyers, guns and money. Dad, get me out of this!"
Howard Hughes. "I want to live all alone in the desert, I want to be like Georgia O'Keefe...."
"Michael Jackson in Disneyland, don't have to share it with nobody else. Lock the gates, Goofy, take my hand and lead me to the World of Self."
Hunter Thompson. Yes, the late Gonzo journalist collaborated on this one!
|Which Academy Award-winning movie's soundtrack included "She Quit Me" from "Wanted Dead or Alive"?||Warren Zevon's Music
"Midnight Cowboy". "Wanted Dead or Alive" was Zevon's first effort, released in 1970. It is definitely Warren, but pretty raw. If you play "Wanted..." and follow it with "Exciteable Boy", you can really hear the difference that Jackson Browne made in Warren Zevon's sound.
Bruce Hornsby. Jennifer Warnes, Linda Ronstadt, and Mick Fleetwood all appeared on "Exciteable Boy". Bruce Hornsby appeared on "Mutineer".
|"The dog ate the part we didn't like" is credited "From Panama by Thomas McGuane" in the liner notes of which album?||Warren Zevon's Music
"Stand in the Fire". Just created an interesting image in my mind of people half-heartedly searching for something and then sighing in relief when it's discovered that the dog ate it.
Leave My Monkey Alone. Translated, this means "whites go back to Europe Freedom for Africa."
Mr. Bad Example. This 1991 album also contains "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead" and "Heartache Spoken Here."
A Martyr. The song "Accidentally Like a Martyr" is about lost love. The singer feels like an accidental martyr as "the hurt gets worse and the heart gets harder."
Detox Mansion. The song "Detox Mansion" appears on "Sentimental Hygiene." Zevon often depicts the negative effects of the drug culture, as he does here and in other songs such as "Charlie's Medicine."
Bobby Chacon. The song's refrain is: "Hurry home early hurry on home / Boom Boom Mancini's fighting Bobby Chacon."
London. "Werewolves of London," probably the Zevon song radio stations play most, first appeared on "Excitable Boy," which was released in 1978.
Wind. The album's release date is August 26, 2003. Dylan himself has covered Zevon's "Accidentally Like a Martyr" in 2003 concerts.
Reeks. Zevon has a rare sardonic wit, not often apparent on the musical scene. His "Hit Somebody (The Hockey Song)," also on the album "My Ride's Here," contains much to laugh about.
Albert Einstien. The song is called "Genius," but it is not the notorious Romantic poet and rake who is dubbed by Zevon to be a lady's man; rather, Albert Einstien gets that title.
R.E.M.. Bob Dylan also contributed to the song, playing harmonica.
American. He is the son of a Russian immigrant, but he was born in Chicago and raised in both Arizona and California. If all you heard were songs from his album "My Ride's Here," however, you might speculate that he was Canadian.
Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School. Originally released in 1980, this album came out on CD in 1992. It contains "Play it All Night Long," which was picked up on Zevon's Greatest Hits CD, "A Quiet, Normal Life."
Sentimental Hygiene. The album was first released in 1987, but there is a digitally remastered 2003 version that contains two bonus tracks: a Spanish version of "Leave My Monkey Alone" and an instrumental called "Nocturne."
Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan sang "Mutineer". Jordan Zevon sang the never before recorded, "Studebaker" . Many other devoted musicians also were recorded playing W.Z's songs on this album.
A chickering. They did indeed buy a Chickering. I'm guessing this is some type of small toy piano or something. "Piano Fighter" can be found on a few albums such as "Mutineer".
The Sheriff. It says, "You know the sheriff's got his problems too... He will surely take them out on you".
Lee Ho Fooks. He was looking for Lee Ho Fooks! Gonna get a big dish of Beef-Chow-Mein. "Werewolves of London" is possibly Warren Zevon's most popular song. It is on a large number of albums. The chords to play this on the guitar are just D - C - G - C - G.