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Genius: Best of Warren Zevon

Genius: Best of Warren Zevon

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Description: On the evidence of this 22-track career overview, it's tempting to call Warren Zevon's oeuvre a monument of pop-music dichotomy. But that assessment would sorely shortchange Zevon's vast catalog of contradictions: the sentimental songwriter ("Hasten Down the Wind") with a nihilistic heart of darkness who makes the likes of Jello Biafra seem more like Raffi by comparison; the shrewd, successful tunesmith nonetheless laboring in service of vintage psycho-whack like "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner," "Excitable Boy," and "Werewolves of London"; a man who consorted with Jackson Browne, Li ... (more)
Manufacturer: Elektra / Rhino
Release date: 15 October 2002
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0008122737712 UPC: 792837872904
Tags: Rock (1), Compilation (1), Singer/songwriter (1)
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"The Chicagoan’s imminent demise has served to remind what a talent the world is about to lose. Zevon’s humor was black, but he was always as likely to cheerily lacerate himself as others. Standout track: “Werewolves of London” "

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