1987 Warren Zevon – Sentimental Hygiene

Sentimental Hygiene is the sixth studio album by rock singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on August 29, 1987, by Virgin Records. The release of Sentimental Hygiene marked the first studio album for Zevon in five years. It produced the single “Reconsider Me”, as well as the dance single “Leave My Monkey Alone”.

The single version of “Leave My Monkey Alone” was extended to 10:34 minutes and included a remix by the Latin Rascals (Albert Cabrera and Tony Moran) and the non-album track, “Nocturne”.

“Even a Dog Can Shake Hands” was used as the opening theme music for the short-lived Fox comedy series Action. The song was composed by Peter Buck, Bill Berry and Mike Mills, all members of R.E.M. backing up Zevon on this album, who also recorded an album with Zevon under the name Hindu Love Gods. Michael Stipe also of R.E.M., appears on the album providing vocals and harmony on the song “Bad Karma”. The album features contributions by Bob Dylan and Neil Young; the former playing harmonica on “The Factory” and the latter lead guitar on the title track.

Tracks

1  Sentimental Hygiene (Warren Zevon) 5:06
2  Boom Boom Mancini (Warren Zevon) 4:54
3  The Factory (Warren Zevon) 2:45
4  Trouble Waiting To Happen (Warren Zevon, John David Souther) 3:32
5  Reconsider Me (Warren Zevon) 3:10
6  Detox Mansion (Warren Zevon, Jorge Calderon) 3:15
7  Bad Karma (Warren Zevon) 3:15
8  Even A Dog Can Shake Hands (Warren Zevon) 3:26
9  The Heartache (Warren Zevon, Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills) 3:19
10  Leave My Monkey Alone (Warren Zevon) 4:12

Media

Musicians

1 Sentimental Hygiene

BassJorge Calderon
DrumsBill Berry
GuitarNeil Young
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
GuitarPeter Buck
KeyboardsWarren Zevon


2 Boom Boom Mancini

BassMike Mills
DrumsBill Berry
GuitarWarren Zevon
GuitarPeter Buck
PianoWarren Zevon


3 The Factory

BassMike Mills
DrumsBill Berry
GuitarPeter Buck
Acoustic GuitarWarren Zevon
HarmonicaBob Dylan


4 Trouble Waiting To Happen

BassMike Mills
DrumsBill Berry
GuitarBrian Setzer
GuitarPeter Buck
PianoWarren Zevon
Background VocalsDon Henry


5 Reconsider Me

BassTony Levin
DrumsCraig Krampf
GuitarMike Campbell
Acoustic GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsJai Winding
KeyboardsWarren Zevon
Background VocalsDon Henley


6 Detox Mansion

BassMike Mills
DrumsBill Berry
GuitarPeter Buck
Steel GuitarDavid Lindley
Background VocalsJorge Calderon


7 Bad Karma

BassMike Mills
DrumsBill Berry
GuitarWarren Zevon
GuitarPeter Buck
BaglamaDavid Lindley
SitarDarius Degher
Background VocalsMichael Stipe
Background VocalsStan Lynch


8 Even A Dog Can Shake Hands

BassMike Mills
DrumsBill Berry
GuitarWarren Zevon
GuitarPeter Buck


9 The Heartache

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsBill Berry
GuitarPeter Buck
Acoustic GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsWarren Zevon
Background VocalsJennifer Warnes


10 Leave My Monkey Alone

BassFlea
DrumsCraig Krampf
GuitarBlackbird Mcknight
KeyboardsAmp Fiddler
ProgrammingBrian Bell
ProgrammingWill Alexander

Liner Notes

Producer – Andrew Slater, Niko Bolas, Warren Zevon
Arranged By – George Clinton (Track 10)
Computer (Emulator) – Warren Zevon (Track 10)
Engineer – Duncan Aldrich, Richard Bosworth
Engineer (Assistant) – Bob Levy, Dan Nash, Mark McKenna, Richard Cottrell, Richard Landers
Mastered By – Stepehn Marcussen
Mixed By – Niko Bolas
Mixed By – Shelly Yakus (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Mixed By – Larry Ferguson (Track 10)
Recorded By – Niko Bolas
Technician (Drum) – Paul Jamieson

Art Direction – Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff, Margo Chase
Photography By – Joyce Ravid
Photography By (Front Cover And Dust Sleeve) – Herb Ritts

Manufactured By – WEA
Distributed By – WEA
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records America, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Virgin Records America, Inc.
Recorded At – Record One, Los Angeles
Recorded At – A&M Studios
Recorded At – Cheshire Sound Studios
Mixed At – A&M Studios
Mixed At – Ground Control Studios
Mixed At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Mastered At – Precision Lacquer