Hindu Love Gods (album)

Hindu Love Gods is the only album by American band Hindu Love Gods, which was released in 1990. The album was recorded around the same time as Warren Zevon's album Sentimental Hygiene, for which Zevon had enlisted Bill Berry, Peter Buck and Mike Mills of R.E.M. as players. The musicians also recorded this set of cover versions, reputedly during a late-night drunken recording session. The recordings were not originally intended for release.

Hindu Love Gods
The band name written in blue on a brown background
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 5, 1990
RecordedJanuary–February 1987
StudioRecord One, Sherman Oaks, California; A&M Studios, Los Angeles
GenreBlues rock
Length36:58
LabelGiant/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records
Producer
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Track listing

  1. "Walkin' Blues" (Robert Johnson) – 4:12
  2. "Travelin' Riverside Blues" (Robert Johnson) – 4:02
  3. "Raspberry Beret" (Prince Rogers Nelson) – 3:53
  4. "Crosscut Saw" (Fred Ingrahm, Bill Sanders) – 3:06
  5. "Junko Pardner" (Bob Shad) – 2:39
  6. "Mannish Boy" (Bo Diddley, Melvin London, Muddy Waters) – 6:57
  7. "Wang Dang Doodle" (Willie Dixon) – 3:51
  8. "Battleship Chains" (Terry Anderson) – 3:06
  9. "I'm a One-Woman Man" (Tillman Franks, Johnny Horton) – 2:16
  10. "Vigilante Man" (Woody Guthrie) – 2:56

Personnel

Hindu Love Gods
Production
  • Niko Bolas – production, engineering
  • Richard Landers – engineering
  • Rail Jon Rogut – engineering
  • Andrew Slater – production
  • Bob Vogt – engineering

Sales chart performance

Year Chart Position
1990 Billboard 200 168

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1990 "Raspberry Beret" Modern Rock Tracks 23

References

  1. ^ Hindu Love Gods at AllMusic
Hindu Love Gods

Hindu Love Gods may refer to:

Kamadeva and Rati

Hindu Love Gods (band)

Hindu Love Gods (album), eponymous album of recorded music

Warren Zevon

Warren William Zevon (; January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician.

Zevon's most famous compositions include "Werewolves of London", "Lawyers, Guns and Money", "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" and "Johnny Strikes Up the Band", all of which are featured on his third album, Excitable Boy (1978), whose title track is also well-known. He also wrote major hits that were recorded by other artists, including "Poor Poor Pitiful Me", "Accidentally Like a Martyr", "Mohammed's Radio", "Carmelita", and "Hasten Down the Wind". Along with his own work, he recorded or performed occasional covers, including Allen Toussaint's "A Certain Girl", Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", Leonard Cohen's "First We Take Manhattan", Steve Winwood's "Back in the High Life Again", and Prince's "Raspberry Beret".

Initially successful as a band leader, Zevon struggled to have a solo career until his music was performed by Linda Ronstadt. This launched a cult following that lasted for 25 years with Zevon making occasional returns to album and single charts until his death from cancer in 2003. He briefly found a new audience in the 1980s by teaming up with members of R.E.M. in the blues rock outfit Hindu Love Gods.

Known for his dry wit and acerbic lyrics, he was a guest several times on Late Night with David Letterman and the Late Show with David Letterman.

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