Sentimental Hygiene - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Sentimental Hygiene [Bonus Tracks] [Remaster]
Personnel: Warren Zevon (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, piano, keyboards); Peter Buck, Neil Young, Brian Setzer, Rick Richards, Mike Campbell, Blackbyrd McKnight (guitar); David Lindley (lap steel guitar); Darius (sitar); Bob Dylan (harmonica); Amp Fiddler, Jai Winding (keyboards); Mike Mills, Flea, Tony Levin, Leland Sklar (bass); Jorge Calderon (bass, background vocals); Bill Berry, Craig Krampf (drums); Will Alexander, Brian Bell (programming); Michael Stipe, Stan Lynch, Don Henley, Jennifer Warnes (background vocals).
Producers: Warren Zevon, Andrew Slater, Niko Bolas.
Personnel: Warren Zevon (guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, keyboards); Waddy Wachtel (guitar, acoustic guitar); Mike Campbell , Neil Young, Peter Buck , Blackbyrd McKnight, Brian Setzer (guitar); David Lindley (lap steel guitar); Bob Dylan (harmonica); Jai Winding, Amp Fiddler (keyboards); Craig Krampf, Bill Berry (drums); William Alexander, Brian Bell (programming).
Audio Mixers: Niko Bolas; Shelly Yakus.
Audio Remasterer: David McEowen.
Liner Note Author: David Wild.
Recording information: A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA; Cheshire Sound, Atlanta, GA; Record One.
Photographer: Herb Ritts.
Arrangers: George Clinton ; Larry Ferguson ; Niko Bolas.
West Coast based songwriter Warren Zevon emerged from middling activity and high-strung excess with SENTIMENTAL HYGIENE, his strongest record in years. The album zooms with renewed vigor, well placed cameos, and Zevon's trademark mix of black humor and heartache. Things kick off with the chugging title track, highlighted by a stinging solo from fellow iconoclast Neil Young. Zevon then turns his chronicler's eye towards the boxing ring with the gripping "Boom Boom Mancini."
From there it's Springsteen territory "Working at the Factory" with Bob Dylan supplying the harmonica breaks. R.E.M. turns up on the jaunty "Even the Dog Can Shake Hands," which takes passing pot shots at hanger's on. Never one to wallow in self-pity, Zevon turns his forked tongue inward on "Detox Mansion." His alcohol rehab experiences bubble over the top in the alternately hilarious and gripping song, resulting in the album's funniest, hardest hitting and ultimately, most rewarding moment.
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Warren Zevon
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Sentimental Hygiene
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Boom Boom Mancini
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Factory, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Trouble Waiting to Happen
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Reconsider Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Detox Mansion
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Bad Karma
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Even a Dog Can Shake Hands
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Heartache, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Leave My Monkey Alone
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Nocturne - (bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Leave My Monkey Alone - (previously unreleased, Spanish version, bonus track)
- EMI Music Distribution
Rolling Stone (9/4/03, p.147) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...One of the least sentimental records ever made about getting sober. [Features some of] Zevon's best-ever songs..."
Uncut (9/03, p.96) - "...[A] strong comeback..."
- 36m 59s
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