Album of the Day
Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
On the heels of his biggest hit, Warren Zevon delivered BAD LUCK STREAK IN DANCING SCHOOL, an album whose ambition, freewheeling eccentricity and emotional power personify all that was great about the singer-songwriter. In its cover of “A Certain Girl,” the 1980 Elektra collection featured another successful single, but it's the originals here that really draw blood: the mournful “Empty-Handed Heart” (a duet with Linda Ronstadt), the hilarious “Gorilla, You're a Desperado” (with Don Henley and J.D. Souther lurking in the background) and “Jeannie Needs a Shooter” (co-written with Bruce Springsteen) among them. Warren Zevon was born on this day in 1947, and in his honor, we'll give the underrated BAD LUCK STREAK IN DANCING SCHOOL another spin.