WARREN ZEVON : BOOM BOOM MANCINI [SENTIMENTAL HYGIENE, 1987]

Το classic του Warren Zevon, αναφέρεται σε “σταθμούς της καριέρας” του μεγάλου μποξέρ της κατηγορίας ελαφρών βαρών Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini. Δεν νομίζω να υπάρχει πειστικότερη απεικόνιση ενός fist fight …σε αργή κίνηση.

Warren Zevon’s classic is about various landmarks in the career of the great lightweight boxer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini. I don’t think there can be a more captivating sonic illustration of a fist fight …in slow motion.

Hurry home early hurry on home
Boom Boom Mancini’s fighting Bobby Chacon
Hurry home early hurry on home
Boom Boom Mancini’s fighting Bobby Chacon
From Youngstown, Ohio, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini
A lightweight contender, like father like son
He fought for the title with Frias in Vegas
And he put him away in round number one
Hurry home early hurry on home
Boom Boom Mancini’s fighting Bobby Chacon
Hurry home early hurry on home
Boom Boom Mancini’s fighting Bobby Chacon
When Alexis Arguello gave Boom Boom a beating
Seven weeks later he was back in the ring
Some have the speed and the right combinations
If you can’t take the punches, it don’t mean a thing
Hurry home early hurry on home
Boom Boom Mancini’s fighting Bobby Chacon
Hurry home early hurry on home
Boom Boom Mancini’s fighting Bobby Chacon
When they asked him who was responsible
For the death of do Koo Kim
He said, “Some one should have stopped the fight
And told me it was him.”
They made hypocrite judgements after the fact
But the name of the game is be hit and hit back
Hurry home early hurry on home
Boom Boom Mancini’s fighting Bobby Chacon
Hurry home early hurry on home
Boom Boom Mancini’s fighting Bobby Chacon

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2 Comments

  1. Resa November 7, 2020 at 2:14 am

    This is great!
    I like Warren Zevon a lot, but I don’t know this song.
    It’s FAB!
    His steady plodding style is very hypnotically appealing.

  2. Oannes November 8, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    …and very fitting to the subject of the song. To me it’ s like watching a box fight in slow mo.
    Thank you!

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