Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Enjoy Every Sandwich

Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon is the title of the tribute album to be released Oct 19 by Artemis Records. It will feature Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Adam Sandler, Don Henley, The Pixies, and others.

If you have his greatest hits CD, you'll find the Hindu Love Gods' cover of Raspberry Beret. The Hindu Love Gods were a blues cover band featuring Zevon as lead singer and the REM band (Berry, Buck, Mills) backing him. Or is he fronting them? They had one self-titled release in 1990.

I suppose Raspberry Beret is an okay song, but I prefer Junko Pardner and Wang Dang Doodle. These blues covers are also reminders of how tight, even tough, the R.E.M. band (Berry, Buck, Mills) sounded with the great Bill Berry.

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