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".
"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.
|A Quiet Normal Life: The Best of Warren Zevon|
|Studio album by Warren Zevon|
|Released||August 29, 1987|
|Studio||Record One, Los Angeles, California; A&M Studios, Hollywood, California; Cheshire Sound Studios, Atlanta, Georgia|
|Genre||Rock, hard rock, alternative rock, folk rock|
|Producer||Warren Zevon, Niko Bolas, Andrew Slater|
|Warren Zevon chronology|
|Singles from Sentimental Hygiene|
|Robert Christgau||A− |
All tracks composed by Warren Zevon, except where indicated.
|2.||"Boom Boom Mancini"||4:54|
|4.||"Trouble Waiting to Happen"||J. D. Souther, Zevon||3:32|
|6.||"Detox Mansion"||Jorge Calderón, Zevon||3:15|
|8.||"Even a Dog Can Shake Hands"||Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Zevon||3:26|
|10.||"Leave My Monkey Alone"||4:12|