History YMMV / WarrenZevon

28th Jul '16 2:12:26 PM Anarquistador
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* GeniusBonus: Lee Ho Fook's Chinese restaurant of London did not have beef chow mein on its menu at the time Warren Zevon wrote "Werewolves of London." Implying that the werewolf in question was going out for...something else at the restaurant...
28th Apr '16 4:07:35 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: The titular boy from the darkly humorous "Excitable Boy" is obviously insane from the start of the song, but as it goes on his actions become more psychotic until he rapes and kills his date to the Junior Prom. Then, after getting released from an asylum after 10 years, he digs up her grave and makes a cage out of her bones.
31st Mar '16 4:36:49 PM bt8257
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* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]]: When he announced that he was dying from cancer, Zevon said that he just hoped he would live long enough to see the next Film/JamesBond movie. He made it.

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* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]]: When he announced that he was dying from cancer, Zevon said that he just hoped he would live long enough to see the next Film/JamesBond movie. He made it.did.



-->''From Youngstown, Ohio came Boom Boom Mancini\\

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-->''From -->"From Youngstown, Ohio came Boom Boom Mancini\\



In round number one.''

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In round number one.''"
31st Mar '16 4:35:00 PM bt8257
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** Music/TheGratefulDead frequently played "Werewolves of London" in concert between the late 70's and the early 90's.
** After his death, a bunch of artists made a tribute album titled ''Enjoy Every Sandwich'', after a quote from his last appearance on Letterman. It includes covers by Music/BruceSpringsteen, Music/BobDylan, Pete Yorn, Music/TheWallflowers, his son Jordan Zevon, and a surprisingly good cover of "Werewolves of London" by Creator/AdamSandler.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: "Excitable Boy". The title character [[spoiler:rapes and kills his prom date, drives her corpse home afterward, is committed for 10 years, then digs up her grave when he's let out]].
** You forgot to mention the part about [[spoiler:building a cage with her bones.]] Perhaps that's a third time?

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** Music/TheGratefulDead frequently played "Werewolves of London" in concert live between the late 70's '70s and the early 90's.
'90s.
** After his death, a bunch of artists made a tribute album titled ''Enjoy Every Sandwich'', after a quote from his last appearance on Letterman. It includes covers by Music/BruceSpringsteen, Music/BobDylan, Pete Yorn, Music/TheWallflowers, his son Jordan Zevon, Jordan, and a surprisingly good cover of "Werewolves of London" by Creator/AdamSandler.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: "Excitable Boy". The title character [[spoiler:rapes rapes and kills his prom date, drives her corpse home afterward, is committed for 10 years, then digs up her grave when he's let out]].
** You forgot to mention the part about [[spoiler:building
out, digs up her grave and makes a cage with her bones.]] Perhaps that's a third time?



** During the VH-1 documentary on Zevon's bout with cancer, he was recording "Disorder in the House" with Music/BruceSpringsteen. Springsteen just ended a take with a blistering guitar solo. Warren's response? "My God. You really ''are'' him."

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** During the VH-1 documentary on Zevon's bout with cancer, he was recording "Disorder in the House" with Music/BruceSpringsteen. Springsteen Bruce just ended a take with a blistering guitar solo. Warren's response? "My God. You really ''are'' him."
30th Mar '16 10:49:18 PM bt8257
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** During the VH-1 documentary on Zevon's bout with cancer, he was recording "Disorder in the House" with Music/BruceSpringsteen. Springsteen had just ended a take with a blistering guitar solo. Zevon's response? "My God. You really ''are'' him."

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** During the VH-1 documentary on Zevon's bout with cancer, he was recording "Disorder in the House" with Music/BruceSpringsteen. Springsteen had just ended a take with a blistering guitar solo. Zevon's Warren's response? "My God. You really ''are'' him."



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: After his diagnosis, songs like "My Ride's Here," about a last ride in a hearse, "Don't Let Us Get Sick," and "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" took on a whole new, terrifyingly sad meaning. In addition to that, the third to last album he released was entitled '''''Life'll Kill Ya.''''' Holy crap.
** Don't forget "My Shit's Fucked Up." (Which was, fittingly enough, on ''Life'll Kill Ya.'')
** Also, the title track mentions dying of the "awful, awful diseases." He died of mesothelioma.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: After his diagnosis, songs like "My Ride's Here," Here", about a last ride in a hearse, "Don't Let Us Get Sick," Sick", and "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" took on a whole new, terrifyingly sad meaning. In addition to that, the third to last album he released was entitled '''''Life'll Kill Ya.''''' Ya'''''. Holy crap.
** Don't forget "My Shit's Fucked Up." (Which was, fittingly enough, Up". (Which, fittingly, was on ''Life'll Kill Ya.'')
Ya''.)
** Also, the title track mentions dying of the "awful, awful diseases." He died of mesothelioma.pleural mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the lung).



* HilariousInHindsight: From "Disorder in the House:"

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* HilariousInHindsight: From "Disorder in the House:" House":



** The song was released about a year before Paris Hilton's [[HomePornMovie sex tape]]. It wins extra hilarity points for being exactly the sort of reference Zevon ''would've'' made.

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** The song was released about a year before Paris Hilton's [[HomePornMovie sex tape]]. It wins extra hilarity points for being exactly the sort of exact reference Zevon Warren ''would've'' made.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Warren was hired to write several of these for a ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' episode called "King of the Road." One of them, "Roll with the Punches", appears on the album ''I'll Sleep When I'm Dead.''

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Warren was hired to write several of these for a ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' episode called "King of the Road." Road". One of them, "Roll with the Punches", appears on the album ''I'll Sleep When I'm Dead.''
30th Mar '16 10:15:06 PM bt8257
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** Dylan later repaid the favour by putting a whole bunch of Zevon songs on his regular set list.

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** Dylan later repaid the favour favor by putting a whole bunch of Zevon songs on his regular set list.



* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music Of Awesome]]: When Warren was diagnosed with lung cancer and told he had months to live he started recording a final album and called in every favor he was owed. That is how you get Music/BruceSpringsteen to play guitar and Billy Bob Thornton and Music/TomPetty to do background vocals on your album. The full list of all the people who performed is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_%28album%29#Personnel here]].

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* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music Of of Awesome]]: When Warren was diagnosed with lung cancer and told he had months to live he started recording a final album and called in every favor he was owed. That is how you get Music/BruceSpringsteen to play guitar and Billy Bob Thornton and Music/TomPetty to do background vocals on your album. The full list of all the people who performed is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_%28album%29#Personnel here]].



** The song was released about a year before ParisHilton's [[HomePornMovie sex tape]]. It wins extra hilarity points for being exactly the sort of reference Zevon ''would've'' made.

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** The song was released about a year before ParisHilton's Paris Hilton's [[HomePornMovie sex tape]]. It wins extra hilarity points for being exactly the sort of reference Zevon ''would've'' made.



** Raised to funny by the fact that Kid Rock also used, and mentioned in the lyrics, Music/LynyrdSkynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama", which Warren had previously ripped in "Play It All Night Long."

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** Raised to funny by the fact that Kid Rock also used, and mentioned in the lyrics, Music/LynyrdSkynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama", which Warren had previously ripped in "Play It All Night Long."Long".



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Warren was hired to write several of these for a ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' episode called "King of the Road." One of them, "Roll with the Punches", appears on the album ''I'll Sleep When I'm Dead.''

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Warren was hired to write several of these for a ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' episode called "King of the Road." One of them, "Roll with the Punches", appears on the album ''I'll Sleep When I'm Dead.''''
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30th Mar '16 9:41:26 PM bt8257
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* [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment Of Funny]]: The song titles. "Gorilla, You're a Desperado". "Hostage-O". "I Was in the House When the House Burned Down". "For My Next Trick I'll Need a Volunteer".

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* [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment Of of Funny]]: The song titles. "Gorilla, You're a Desperado". "Hostage-O". "I Was in the House When the House Burned Down". "For My Next Trick I'll Need a Volunteer".



* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment Of Awesome]]: When he announced that he was dying from cancer, Zevon said that he just hoped he would live long enough to see the next Film/JamesBond movie. He made it.

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* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment Of of Awesome]]: When he announced that he was dying from cancer, Zevon said that he just hoped he would live long enough to see the next Film/JamesBond movie. He made it.



Like father like son.\\

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Like father father, like son.\\
13th Mar '16 2:14:42 PM Achaemenid
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** The song 'Boom Boom Mancini' about the boxer of the same name:
-->''From Youngstown, Ohio came Boom Boom Mancini\\
A lightweight contender,\\
Like father like son.\\
He fought for the title with Frias in Vegas,\\
And put him away,\\
In round number one.''
10th Aug '15 12:03:04 PM bt8257
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: After his diagnosis, songs like "My Ride's Here," about a last ride in a hearse, "Don't Let Us Get Sick," and "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" took on a whole new, terrifyingly sad meaning. In addition to that, the third to last album he released was entitled '''Life'll Kill Ya.''' Holy crap.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: After his diagnosis, songs like "My Ride's Here," about a last ride in a hearse, "Don't Let Us Get Sick," and "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" took on a whole new, terrifyingly sad meaning. In addition to that, the third to last album he released was entitled '''Life'll '''''Life'll Kill Ya.''' ''''' Holy crap.
29th Apr '15 3:07:25 PM dannybeans
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** "The Factory" includes the lines "Kickin' asbestos in the factory" and "Breathin' that plastic in the factory."
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