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Accidentally Like a Martyr: The Tortured Art of Warren Zevon by [Campion, James]
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Campion's adoring book will speak mostly to Zevon s fans, and will encourage them to listen to his music anew --Publishers Weekly

Campion gives the audience something deeper and richer than a standard biographical narrative or a thematically organized string of interpretive readings, even as both of those elements do play a role here. Instead, Campion tells the story of his experience with Zevon, bolstered by a sharp critical eye and an obvious expertise of Zevon's music. Accidentally Like a Martyr epitomizes that wonderful feeling of being a Zevon fan. --Pop Matters

Part love letter to an icon, part scholarly attempt to learn what makes an icon tick, Accidentally Like a Martyr is a tribute quite unlike anything I ve seen before. --Manhattan Book Review

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Warren Zevon songs are like chapters in a great American novel. Its story lies in the heart of his ä and our ä psyche. The lines are blurred. We never seem to know if we are looking in a mirror or peering through a window; we only know that when we listen we see ÊsomethingÊ. The music sets the scene ä his voice a striking baritone its narrator our guide through a labyrinth of harrowing narratives. The plot unfolds without subtlety; each musical and lyrical arc awakens imagination.ÞIn ÊAccidentally Like a Martyr: The Tortured Art of Warren ZevonÊ music journalist James Campion presents 13 essays on seminal Zevon songs and albums that provide context to the themes inspirations and influence of one of America's most literate songwriters. In-depth interviews with Zevon's friends and colleagues provide first-person accounts of how the music was lived composed recorded and performed.ÞLongtime fans of this most uniquely tortured artist as well as those who want to discover his work for the first time will get inside the mind talent and legacy of the wildly passionate Excitable Boy.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5745 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Backbeat (1 June 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07H21DTRM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #287,702 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Hal Stern
5.0 out of 5 starsJC's Best Musical Output, Amplified by Four Decades of Perspective
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