I was checking out some Warren Zevon videos on the tube, came across this version of Poor Poor Pitiful Me where they’re in NJ, at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic back in 1982.
They go into a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Cadillac Ranch, a rocker off of The River. So cool! I love Warren, and Bruce, and I love New Jersey! Warren Zevon was an incredible talent, and a real rock and roller.
This crossover reminded me of Bruce playing on the track Disorder In The House from Warren’s final album, The Wind. Some heavy and beautiful songs on that album. Seeing Bruce jammin’ for his ailing friend, on what are the last songs he wrote/recorded, and lovingly rockin’ a guitar solo right in Warren’s face is a beautiful moment.
I’m a huge fan of Bruce’s guitar playing, and this is a heartfelt example. Warren’s music has such sincerity and urgency in his lyrics and music, much like Bruce’s. This songs captures them together, and continues to be relevant…
Disorder in the house
There’s a flaw in the system
And the fly in the ointment’s gonna bring the whole thing down
The floodgates are open
We’ve let the demons loose
The big guns have spoken
And we’ve fallen for the ruse
Even Bob Dylan covered Warren…
Enjoy every sandwich.