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Combining one of my favorites of 2013 with Jason Isbell and having him sing a song from arguably my favorite artist of all time? Why yes that’s exactly what happens here, as Isbell and Amanda Shires do a very rootsy cover of Warren Zevon’s song “Mutineer”. Nothing is the original of the man himself, but this is so pretty and so nice to know it exists. 

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“Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner” by Warren Zevon (Live at the Tralfamadore Cafe in Buffalo)

Warren Zevon Wednesday

An epic version of the WZ classic with a gorgeous piano intro. Listen to this if you like Zevon, if you like piano, if you like live versions of classic songs, or if you just simply like music.

  • Track: Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
  • Artist: Warren Zevon
  • Album: Live at the Tralf
  • Plays: 79
And my final selection for tonight, Warren Zevon’s Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School. As with many of Zevon’s works this contains a few career hits as well as a bunch of hidden gems, and when you’re falsely advertised as a one-hit wonder I suppose most of these songs apply as “hidden”. 
Either way it’s a record with fine instrumentation, that classic Zevon wit and a host of famous guest stars such as Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, The Eagles, David Lindley, Leland Sklar and so on. 

And my final selection for tonight, Warren Zevon’s Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School. As with many of Zevon’s works this contains a few career hits as well as a bunch of hidden gems, and when you’re falsely advertised as a one-hit wonder I suppose most of these songs apply as “hidden”. 

Either way it’s a record with fine instrumentation, that classic Zevon wit and a host of famous guest stars such as Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, The Eagles, David Lindley, Leland Sklar and so on. 

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“Disorder in the House” by Warren Zevon
(Words/Music: Warren Zevon and Jorge Calderon, Album: The Wind, Artemis 2003)

Warren Zevon Wednesday

“Disorder in the House” earned Zevon a postumous Grammy for best Rock Vocal Performance (Group or Duo) was from the album The Wind which also won a Grammy, this time for Best Contemporary Folk Album. He shared the Grammy with Bruce Springsteen who sings co-lead on the vocals and plays lead guitar (yes, that’s a Bruce Springsteen guitar solo). Springsteen was one of many guest artists on this, Zevon’s last, album as he recorded it while he knew he was dying of lung cancer. Other guests included long-time friends Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt (The Eagles), Tom Petty, Ry Cooder, Tommy Shaw (Styx), Billy Bob Thornton, and Dwight Yoakam - an impressive list of guests and testament to Zevon’s musical reputation.

And although Zevon is not thought of as a political songwriter, “Disorder in the House” is one of his most politcally charged songs as it is generally regarded as his not-too-thinly-veiled criticism of the Bush Administration.

Disorder in the house
The tub runneth over
Plaster’s falling down in pieces by the couch of pain

Disorder in the house
Time to duck and cover
Helicopters hover over rough terrain

Disorder in the house
Reptile wisdom
Zombies on the lawn staggering around

Disorder in the house
There’s a flaw in the system
And the fly in the ointment’s gonna bring the whole thing down

The floodgates are open
We’ve let the demons loose
The big guns have spoken
And we’ve fallen for the ruse

Disorder in the house
It’s a fate worse than fame
Even the Lhasa Apso seems to be ashamed

Disorder in the house
The doors are coming off the hinges
The earth will open and swallow up the real estate

I just got my paycheck
I’m gonna paint the whole town grey
Whether it’s a night in Paris or a Fresno matinee

It’s the home of the brave and the land of the free
Where the less you know the better off you’ll be

Disorder in the house
All bets are off
I’m sprawled across the davenport of despair

Disorder in the house
I’ll live with the losses
And watch the sundown through the portiere

A wonderfully written summary of one of my favorite songs off of this lovely album. 

  • Track: Disorder In The House
  • Artist: Warren Zevon
  • Album: The Wind
  • Plays: 11
Well, a new night of playing records is here, and with that in mind let us lead off with new acquisition “The Envoy” by Warren Zevon. 
This original 1982 release wasn’t exactly one of Zevon’s most successful releases, but it contained a handful of underrated tunes such as the title track, “Looking For The Next Best Thing”, “Jesus Mentioned”, “Let Nothing Come Between You” and “Charlie’s Medicine”. 
This is the 7th Zevon album I’ve picked up on vinyl, and it’s another fine addition to my growing collection. 

Well, a new night of playing records is here, and with that in mind let us lead off with new acquisition “The Envoy” by Warren Zevon. 

This original 1982 release wasn’t exactly one of Zevon’s most successful releases, but it contained a handful of underrated tunes such as the title track, “Looking For The Next Best Thing”, “Jesus Mentioned”, “Let Nothing Come Between You” and “Charlie’s Medicine”. 

This is the 7th Zevon album I’ve picked up on vinyl, and it’s another fine addition to my growing collection.