Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Warren Zevon

This post is dedicated to Warren Zevon, who died exactly three years ago at the age of 56.
One year before his death a lung cancer had been diagnosed to him, so that he knew he had a short time left to live. As an official comment he said he was afraid to miss the next James Bond movie, confirming his typical sardonic humour. He didn't feel discouraged and went back into the studio with some distinguished friends to record The Wind, his last album, that gives us one more reason to miss him.
Though he never reached a big success he's been a great rock songwriter, who told stories about the losers of America with a solid musical style of his own, and in the lyrics he showed the same capacity of a film noir movies' script-writer.
In the clip we see him on Top Of The Pops in the year 2000, performing live his most famous song, originally included on Excitable Boy, maybe his best album. He is accompanied only on his piano, an instrument that, as you will see, he was able to play with an almost classic style.

Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London (2000)


See you soon



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for posting this. Mr. Zevon deserved a much larger success in his careet - he was amazing.

By the way, according to everything else I've read, he actually died on September 7.

9/06/2006 1:03 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

You are right, it was September 7 2003.

9/06/2006 1:36 PM  
Blogger tony said...

R.I.P. Mr Z
Great Blog

9/10/2006 1:22 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Thank you for posting this. I was still too sad to acknowledge the date on my blog. I still miss him.

9/13/2006 8:59 PM  

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