Thursday, 24 January 2013

Version City #4 - Warren Zevon

From the album's title and on through a number of it's tracks, the themes of death, decay and the passage of time are never far away on Warren Zevon's 2000 LP 'Life'll Kill Ya' - in the jet-black humour of 'My Shit's Fucked Up', the moving 'Don't Let Us Get Sick' and the ironically subdued cover of Steve Winwood's 'Back in the High Life Again.'

Two years after the album's release, Zevon was diagnosed with inoperable mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer, from which he died in September 2003. Instead of receiving debilitating and ultimately pointless treatment, Zevon chose to spend what time he had left in the studio, a period documented in the excellent film 'Keep Me In Your Heart', named after the final song he ever recorded.

Warren Zevon would have been 66 today.


Anonymous said...

Great version. I'm no Zevon expert but he wrote some classics himself. Whenever I hear 'Accidently Like A Martyr' I want to weep.

Old Pa's Corner said...

You have to admire him for doing what he did. I have always followed him, but not closely enough, since the Werewolf days. Great track

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