Friday, November 02, 2007

Warren Zevon- Heartache Spoken Here

No more words.

I was disappointed the only time I saw Warren Zevon perform. The man seemed halfhearted and combative during the 1990 club show. The following year he released Mr. Bad Example. I wasn't especially impressed with it, either, but it does contain this fine slice of honky tonk. The guest vocalist is instantly recognizable.

Crazy Horse. The Band. Billy Preston. Bonnie Raitt. It's almost impossible not to toss out comparisons when discussing Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. I caught their live show for the first time last night. Their opening set for Gov't Mule was so soulful that not a single Warren Haynes guitar geek threw a bottle at them. Even though Potter and her band are shamelessly derivative, they somehow manage to find new ways to make 1971 sound fresh and invigorating.

"My Drank N My 2 Step" is on repeat inside my noggin. Please send help.

Kansas City Click: Isaac Hayes is at the VooDoo tonight.

The Pitch has a nice piece about the Colt 45 reunion show Saturday at Knuckleheads.

Jay Reatard and the Pink Socks get sloppy at the Record Bar Sunday.


the unthinking lemming said...

Warren always struggled to keep it all together.

"Please send help."

Two doses of Dennis Kucinich playing 'zero tolerance for silence'. Ruffage for the mind.

bgo said...


How old were you in 1971?

Just curious.

Growing old in Brookside,

m&s/Bgo/Stretch/Billy Guy/other hats placed on head.

Happy In Bag said...

This prime slice of new nerd rock cured me, UL.

I was still in Toughskins, BGO.