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Old 02-10-2012, 01:47 AM   #1
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Pot Which Warren Zevon Song Do You Like Best?

1. Werewolves of London
2. Lawyers, Guns and Money
3. Play It All Night Long
4. Transverse City
5. Excitable Boy
6. Carmelita
7. The Wind
8. Susie Light'ning
9. The Envoy
10. Mr Bad Example
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Warren Zevon: "Play It All Night Long"

Grandpa pissed his pants again
He don't give a damn
Brother Billy has both guns drawn
He ain't been right since Vietnam

"Sweet Home Alabama!"
Play that dead band's song
Turn those speakers up full blast
Play it all night long

Daddy's doing Sister Sally
Grandma dying of cancer now
The cattle all have brucellosis
We'll get through somehow
We'll get through somehow

I'm going down to the Dew Drop Inn
See if I can drink enough
There ain't much to country living
Sweat, piss, jizz and blood

"Sweet Home Alabama"
Play that dead band's song
Turn those speakers up full blast
Play it all night long
Play it all night long!
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:30 AM   #2
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Re: Which Warren Zevon Song Do You Like Best?

I am not a huge fan but I do like a handful of his songs including:

"Play It All Night Long" (although I think the cover by Drive By Truckers is even better )
"Excitable Boy"
and
"Wanted Dead or Alive"
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:22 AM   #3
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Pot Re: Which Warren Zevon Song Do You Like Best?

Werewolves of London Love that song--even called it in on a radio show--and they played it!
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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Re: Which Warren Zevon Song Do You Like Best?

From the list, Werewolves of London for the piano riff and the astonishing lyrics. "Little old lady got mutilated late last night". Alliteration, anyone? Also for the sheer genius of sneaking "fucks" into a song and getting it past the censors by disguising it as a Chinese restaurant. I first heard this song on Radio Luxemburg in 1977 and loved it immediately.

I am a great admirer of Warren Zevon and have managed to collect all his official releases and many bootlegs. My top 10 would be very different to the one in the original post:
(in no particular order)

Werewolves Of London
Johnny Strikes Up The Band
Finishing Touches
Something Bad Happened To A Clown
The Indifference Of Heaven
Run Straight Down
Mutineer
Quite Ugly One Morning
Gridlock
Bill Lee

Overlooked to a criminal degree during his life, Zevon demands attention for his feisty, cynical lyrics and determination to keep trying even when he was terminally ill. You gotta roll with the punches...
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:06 PM   #5
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Re: Which Warren Zevon Song Do You Like Best?

"Boom Boom Mancini" is a fave. I love his remake of "A Certain Girl". From your list I'd have to go with "Werewolves" with "Excitable Boy" close behind. Of the albums I've heard my fave is the live Stand In the Fire.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:09 PM   #6
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Werewolves of London
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:10 PM   #7
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From the list Werewolves Of London, off list Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:16 PM   #8
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Re: Which Warren Zevon Song Do You Like Best?

Poor Poor Pitiful Me is my fave, but Lawyers Guns and money is my favorite from the list. Kid Rock has ruined Werewolves for me.

But Johnny Strikes Up The Band, Play It All Night Long, Something Bad Happened To A Clown and Rasberry Beret from the Hindu Love Gods side project with REM would all make my top ten.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:52 PM   #9
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Lawyers, Guns and Money
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Re: Which Warren Zevon Song Do You Like Best?

"Envoy" is my favorite Warren song.

Also like "Muhammad's Radio" and "Accidentally Like a Martyr"
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Werewolves Of London
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Re: Which Warren Zevon Song Do You Like Best?

Excitable Boy, definitley
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