My Ride's Here - Warren Zevon
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  • Summary: Warren Zevon's eleventh studio recording (his first, 'Wanted Dead or Alive,' was released in 1969!) features songs penned with the help of an unusual group of collaborators, including novelist Carl Hiaasen and sportswriter Mitch Albom (whose song, "Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)," featuresWarren Zevon's eleventh studio recording (his first, 'Wanted Dead or Alive,' was released in 1969!) features songs penned with the help of an unusual group of collaborators, including novelist Carl Hiaasen and sportswriter Mitch Albom (whose song, "Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)," features a vocal spot from David Letterman, of all people). Expand
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  1. He's at his best in the fictional-mythic mode that prevails here.
  2. Call him Tenacious Z. [31 May 2002, p.108]
  3. 90
    The album's undisputed highlights are "Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)" and "Genius." [Album of the Month, July 2002, p.100]
  4. 60
    For all his sour wit, however, Zevon remians a musical craftsman who's happy to leave the lyrics to others. [July 2002, p.102]
  5. 60
    This follow-up isn't as clever or as caustic [As 2000's Life'll Kill Ya], but at least Zevon's now smiling as he goes his twisted way. [Jun/Jul 2002, p.116]
  6. Finds Zevon reverting to a fuller, plumper, back-to-the-'80s sound. [July 2002, p.122]
  7. 40
    Zevon, so frequently great, should know better.

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  1. GabrielR.
    Jun 27, 2002
    9
    Another great album, from a great musician. Classic.
  2. SteveE
    Sep 15, 2003
    9
    More genius from the underappreciated Mr. Zevon. Really, who else would find a rhyme for seraphim, and get Letterman to guest, on the same More genius from the underappreciated Mr. Zevon. Really, who else would find a rhyme for seraphim, and get Letterman to guest, on the same album? Wish I would have bought it long ago and he could have spent the royalty $$ himself. Expand

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