Not one of Zevon's stronger works
J. Carroll | Island Heights,NJ | 02/25/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I hate to be the naysayer here as I am a great fan of Zevon's works, but
MR. BAD EXAMPLE has that feel of going to the same well once too often. Starting off with the forgettable "Finishing Touches," most of the CD sounds like a retread of his earlier work and it comes off poorly in comparison. Not to say there aren't some solid numbers here like the melancholic "Suzie Lightning," the amoral joy of "Mr. Bad Example,", and the strangely upbeat "Things to do in Denver when You're Dead," but they almost seem out of place amidst the lesser works. There is overall lethargy that seems to cling to this CD. Along with MUTINEER, this has more unremarkable songs than any other of Zevon's recordings,but MR. BAD EXAMPLE is still worth having for the true fan. However, The casual listener will find all the best cuts on I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology)"