History Music / WarrenZevon

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."
24th Feb '16 10:15:36 PM dannybeans
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* SoloSideProject: Inverted with the Hindu Love Gods - the normally-solo Zevon fronting Music/{{REM}} (who also backed him on his own ''Sentimental Hygeine'' album) on an album of blues standards.
17th Feb '16 9:02:14 AM dannybeans
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* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning / SofterAndSlowerCover: His cover of Steve Winwood's "Back in the High Life Again" is slower and more melancholy than the original.
30th Dec '15 3:40:49 PM StrangeBro
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* RevenantZombie: The titular character of "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" returns from the grave to take revenge on "that son-of-a-bitch Van Owen" who took his head, and continues to wander through war-torn places for years after.
24th Dec '15 10:50:03 AM CassandraLeo
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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]]. 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]].posthumously]], and several of his songs were CoveredUp by other artists. These days, though, "Werewolves" [[NeverLiveItDown is all anybody remembers]].
31st Aug '15 4:25:38 AM JakesBrain
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** "Roland the headless Thompson Gunner:"

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** "Roland the headless Headless Thompson Gunner:"



** "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner"



* PrecisionFStrike:
-->"Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money\\
The shit has hit the fan"

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* PrecisionFStrike:
-->"Send Lawyers, Guns,
[[PrecisionFStrike Precision S Strike]]:
-->''Send lawyers, guns,
and Money\\
money\\
The shit has hit the fan"fan''
24th Aug '15 11:44:32 PM dannybeans
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** "Werewolves of London":

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** "Werewolves of London":London:"



** "Roland the headless Thompson Gunner":

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** "Roland the headless Thompson Gunner":Gunner:"


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** "The French Inhaler:"
--->''How you gonna make your '''w'''ay in the '''w'''orld, '''w'''oman,''
--->'''''W'''hen you '''w'''eren't cut out for '''w'''orking?''
30th Apr '15 11:48:29 AM nombretomado
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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 {{Grammy Award}}s [[DeadArtistsAreBetter posthumously]]. 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 {{Grammy UsefulNotes/{{Grammy Award}}s [[DeadArtistsAreBetter posthumously]]. These days, though, "Werewolves" [[NeverLiveItDown is all anybody remembers]].
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