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Thread #62376 Message #1008438
Posted By: GUEST,Whistle Stop
26-Aug-03 - 12:56 PM
Thread Name: Warren Zevon special on VH1
Subject: RE: Warren Zevon special on VH1
I saw the show the other night. It was pretty sobering, which isn't a description one usually applies to a Zevon production. I've enjoyed his music for a long time, and I'll miss him when he's gone.
I have to disagree with Gern about Springsteen's abilities as a lead guitarist. Springsteen has a distinctive style, and a great musical sense; where other guitar players may just take whatever opportunity they get to show off their chops, Springsteen's contributions are always in service of the song. The particular song he was playing on is called "Disorder In The House," and musically it flirts with an out-of-control sound, consistent with the theme of the song. The song called for someone with Springsteen's talents, and I think Springsteen captured the feel of the song perfectly.