My Ride's Here

My Ride's Here

by Warren ZevonWarren Zevon


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You've always been able to count on Warren Zevon for two things: a deeply etched sense of perversity and a way with some of the most sardonic lyrics in rock. Well, here Zevon employs the former trait to whip up the latter product in typically nonconformist fashion -- he went and hustled some of the edgiest names in literature to write the songs for him! The results are uniformly top-notch and twisted, from the harried "You're a Whole Different Person when You're Scared," a blues-tinged digression that spotlights the paranoid ravings of Hunter S. Thompson, to the frenzied squall of "Basket Case," an interpolation of Carl Hiaasen's fictional Slut Puppies' theme song. Most striking among the bunch is a tune that, on the surface, might be seen as a throwaway, "Hit Somebody (The Hockey Song)," penned by Mitch Albom (of Tuesdays with Morrie fame). It's a genuinely hilarious take on modern-day lunkhead-ism -- with guest vocals from David Letterman to boot. Yes, Zevon exercises his own pen here and there, most successfully on the intentionally ugly celebrity kiss-off "Sacrificial Lambs," but it's the icing provided by the guest chefs that makes this cake so delightfully decadent.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/07/2002
Label: Indieblue Music
UPC: 0699675112424
catalogNumber: 51124
Rank: 31681

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Warren Zevon   Primary Artist,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Paul Shaffer   Organ
Michael Wolff   Organ
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Larry Corbett   Cello
Joel Derouin   Violin
Anton Fig   Drums
Tony Levin   Bass
Evan Wilson   Viola
Jordan Zevon   Background Vocals
Sheldon Gomberg   Bass
David Letterman   Background Vocals
Katy Salvidge   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Michael Delugg   Engineer
Harvey Goldberg   Engineer
Will Schillinger   Engineer
Warren Zevon   Arranger,Producer
Matt Chiaravalle   Engineer
Noah Snyder   Engineer
Klint Macro   Engineer
Ariel Zevon   Contributor
Noah Scot Zevon   Engineer

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