My Ride's Here

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My Ride's Here
Studio album by Warren Zevon
Released May 7, 2002
Recorded 2001
Genre Rock
Length 41:10
Label Artemis
Producer Warren Zevon
Warren Zevon chronology
Life'll Kill Ya
(2000)
My Ride's Here
(2002)
Genius: The Best of Warren Zevon
(2002)
Singles from My Ride's Here
  1. "Basket Case"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)"
    Released: 2002
  3. "Genius"
    Released: 2002

My Ride's Here is the eleventh studio album by American singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). Zevon described it as "a meditation on death"; it was released several months before Zevon was diagnosed with terminal mesothelioma.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sacrificial Lambs" (Larry Klein, Warren Zevon) – 3:55
  2. "Basket Case" (Carl Hiaasen, Zevon) – 3:37
  3. "Lord Byron's Luggage" (Zevon) – 4:35
  4. "Macgillycuddy's Reeks" (Paul Muldoon, Zevon) – 3:04
  5. "You're a Whole Different Person When You're Scared" (Hunter S. Thompson, Zevon) – 5:14
  6. "Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)" (Mitch Albom, Zevon) – 5:26
  7. "Genius" (Klein, Zevon) – 5:01
  8. "Laissez-Moi Tranquille" (Serge Gainsbourg) – 3:32
  9. "I Have to Leave" (Dan McFarland) – 3:05
  10. "My Ride's Here" (Muldoon, Zevon) – 3:41

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [3]

Mark Deming of Allmusic rated My Ride's Here two out of five stars. He stated that "the jokes tend to be a bit obvious", and that "the more introspective moments don't connect the way one might hope". However, he said that some of the tracks "are strong enough to remind listeners of just how talented Zevon still is". He concluded by saying that the album "is a misfire from an artist capable of much better work." Robert Christgau rated the album an A-, stating that Zevon was "at his best in the fictional-mythic mode that prevails". However, he said that he was "not above touring acoustic to shore up his collateral".

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Warren Zevon
  • Engineers: Michael Delugg, Harvey Goldberg, Klint Macro, Will Schillinger, Noah Scot Snyder
  • Mixing: Warren Zevon, Noah Scot Snyder
  • Mastering: Stephen Marcussen
  • Arranger: Warren Zevon
  • A&R: Michael Krumper
  • Photography: Henry Diltz

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
2002 Top Independent Albums 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark (2002-05-07). "My Ride's Here - Warren Zevon". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide: Warren Zevon". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Warren Zevon: My Ride's Here : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". RollingStone.com. 2008-10-13. Archived from the original on 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2012-08-29.