05 September 2010

Basket Case - Warren Zevon, not Green Day



I've always meant to find out what Basket Case sounded like ever since reading Carl Hiaasen's novel of the same name. The song is a Zevon/Hiaasen collaboration. Was it worth it? well I quite like like it... it does feature a late, great singer songwriter and the chronicler of Florida's seamier side (even if steroid- addled, corrupt ex cops are not buggered to death by dolphins every day... but that is Native Tongue and not Basket Case!)

8 comments:

James Higham said...

corrupt ex cops are not buggered to death by dolphins every day

Rule of thumb?

jams o donnell said...

Well a pretty safe assumption James!

Kay Dennison said...

Carl Hiaasen? Warren Zevon? Together? Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

jams o donnell said...

A killer combination Kay. The co wrote the song. I don't think Carl sings on it though

Pagan Sphinx said...

This is going on the netflix queue, for sure.

Warren Zevon wrote several stellar songs, didn't he?

jams o donnell said...

He certainly did!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Oh, so you like ole Warren too. One of my personal faves is this:

http://simplyjews.blogspot.com/2008/09/my-shit-is-oh-well.html

I favor it not only because of the contents, but due to the fact that his voice is coming through clear and the music doesn't interfere too much.

jams o donnell said...

He was a great singer songwriter. I love how barbed some of his songs were!