History Music / WarrenZevon

7th Aug '17 6:43:42 PM dannybeans
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[[caption-width-right:350:Just an excitable boy.]]


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* [[EvenTheDogIsAshamed Even the Lhasa Apso Seems To Be Ashamed]]
-->[[StudioChatter "I'm gonna let Warren handle that one by himself."]]
25th May '17 6:11:35 AM DustSnitch
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!!!"Dirty Life and Tropes":

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!!!"Dirty !"Dirty Life and Tropes":
30th Dec '16 5:41:24 PM ngh93
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Warren Zevon (1947-2003) was a Southern California singer-songwriter who had one big hit in the late 1970s with "Werewolves of London" and a cult following. Friend to Creator/HunterSThompson, he was the only known student of Music/IgorStravinsky ever to break the top forty.

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Warren Zevon (1947-2003) (January 24, 1947 September 7, 2003) was a Southern California singer-songwriter who had one big hit in the late 1970s with "Werewolves of London" and a cult following. Friend to Creator/HunterSThompson, he was the only known student of Music/IgorStravinsky ever to break the top forty.
27th Oct '16 11:12:19 PM BattleMaster
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* AnitRoleModel: "Mr Bad Example", who doesn't have time for Sloth because he's too busy committing the other six deadly sins.

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* AnitRoleModel: AntiRoleModel: "Mr Bad Example", who doesn't have time for Sloth because he's too busy committing the other six deadly sins.
27th Oct '16 11:11:51 PM BattleMaster
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* TheHermit: The goal in "Splendid Isolation."
27th Oct '16 10:50:28 PM BattleMaster
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* AnitRoleModel: "Mr Bad Example", who doesn't have time for Sloth because he's too busy committing the other six deadly sins.
15th Oct '16 12:33:05 PM bt8257
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* CensoredTitle: The song "My Shit's Fucked Up" wasn't listed on the back of the CD case for ''Life'll Kill Ya.''
* ClusterFBomb: "My Shit's Fucked Up," off of "Life'll Kill Ya."

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* CensoredTitle: The song "My Shit's Fucked Up" wasn't listed on the back of the CD case for ''Life'll Kill Ya.''
Ya''.
* ClusterFBomb: "My Shit's Fucked Up," off of "Life'll ''Life'll Kill Ya."Ya''.



* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning / SofterAndSlowerCover: His cover of Steve Winwood's "Back in the High Life Again" is slower and more melancholy than the original.

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* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning / SofterAndSlowerCover: TheCoverChangesTheMeaning[=/=]SofterAndSlowerCover: His cover of Steve Winwood's "Back in the High Life Again" is slower and more melancholy than the original.



* CreatorBreakdown[=/=]RealLifeWritesThePlot: Zevon was a very personal songwriter. Many of his songs reflect his romantic feelings ("Reconsider Me," "Searching For A Heart"), his issues with drugs and alcohol ("Desperados Under The Eaves," "Trouble Waiting To Happen"), his experiences with Los Angeles and California in general ("Carmelita", most of ''Transverse City'' possibly). Of course, the man had a sense of humour, so this is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] frequently (see "Poor Poor Pitiful Me," "Bad Karma," "Mr. Bad Example," etc.).

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* CreatorBreakdown[=/=]RealLifeWritesThePlot: Zevon was a very personal songwriter. Many of his songs reflect his romantic feelings ("Reconsider Me," Me", "Searching For A for a Heart"), his issues with drugs and alcohol ("Desperados Under The Eaves," the Eaves", "Trouble Waiting To Happen"), his experiences with Los Angeles and California in general ("Carmelita", most of ''Transverse City'' possibly). Of course, the man had a sense of humour, humor, so this is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|hanging}}d frequently (see "Poor Poor Pitiful Me," Me", "Bad Karma," Karma", "Mr. Bad Example," Example", etc.).



** Also, "Leave My Monkey Alone" and "Monkey Wash Donkey Rinse." [[InNameOnly Sorta.]]

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** Also, "Leave My Monkey Alone" and "Monkey Wash Donkey Rinse." Rinse". [[InNameOnly Sorta.]]



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: "She's Too Good For Me."

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: "She's Too Good For Me." Me".



*** Also, [[spoiler:Lee Ho Fook's]] doesn't sell beef chow mein[[spoiler:, so some think it is people after all]]

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*** Also, [[spoiler:Lee Ho Fook's]] doesn't sell beef chow mein[[spoiler:, mein [[spoiler:, so some think it is people after all]]



--> "You'd better stay from him, he'll rip your lungs out Jim, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome AND HE'S LOOKING FOR JAMES TAYLOR]]."

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--> "You'd better stay from him, he'll rip your lungs out Jim, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome AND HE'S LOOKING FOR FOR]] [[Music/JamesTaylor JAMES TAYLOR]]."
21st Apr '16 10:34:44 AM dannybeans
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* AutoTune: Used on "Genius." Since he was a decent singer on his own, it seems to have been an artistic choice. It works surprisingly well, showing once again that TropesAreNotBad.


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* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: Subverted in "Genius:"
--> "There's a face in every window of the songwriters' neighborhood.
--> Everyone's your best friend when you're doing well - [[VerbalBackspace I mean good]]."
13th Mar '16 1:58:41 PM Achaemenid
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He's often described as a OneHitWonder, though this isn't actually true. Two of his songs ("Werewolves of London" and a cover of "A Certain Girl") made the Billboard Hot 100 (and "Leave My Monkey Alone" got up to #12 on the Dance/Club list), two of his albums (''A Quiet Normal Life'' and ''The Wind'') went gold, and another (''Excitable Boy'') went platinum. He also won two UsefulNotes/{{Grammy Award}}s [[DeadArtistsAreBetter posthumously]], and several of his songs were CoveredUp by other artists. These days, though, "Werewolves" [[NeverLiveItDown is all anybody remembers]].

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He's often described as a OneHitWonder, though this isn't actually true. Two of his songs ("Werewolves of London" and a cover of "A Certain Girl") made the Billboard Hot 100 (and "Leave My Monkey Alone" got up to #12 on the Dance/Club list), two of his albums (''A Quiet Normal Life'' and ''The Wind'') went gold, and another (''Excitable Boy'') went platinum. He also won two UsefulNotes/{{Grammy Award}}s [[DeadArtistsAreBetter posthumously]], and several of his songs were CoveredUp by other artists. These days, though, "Werewolves" [[NeverLiveItDown is all anybody remembers]].
remembers]]. He is a reliable feature on lists of 'most underrated artists' or 'artists who died too young'.
8th Mar '16 4:02:51 AM 06tele
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* TheSnarkKnight: Of heroic proportions. In his final appearance on Letterman, having discussed the cancer diagnosis, the host said "To me, you look and seem remarkably healthy." Zevon's reply: "Well, don't be fooled."
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