Label: Virgin - 208 435 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Promo • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Rock & Roll, Pop Rock
The song is greatly based on lightweight boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini. In what was often called the best first round in boxing history, Frias wobbled Mancini and bloodied the challenger's nose in the fight's opening minute, only to have Mancini drop him and win the fight by knockout in the last minute of the first Midnight View - Hungerstrike - overgrown. The song documents Mancini's now legendary fight with Alexis Arguello for the lightweight title, as he started Boom Boom Mancini - Warren Zevon - Sentimental Hygiene strong, however was defeated in the end.
The song's bridge also documents Mancini's match against the South Korean challenger, Duk Koo Kimhis first title defense. It was a 14 round fight. Kim suffered brain injuries that led to his death five days later and Mancini went to the funeral in South Korea, but he fell into a deep depression afterwards. He has said that the hardest moments came when people approached him and asked if he was the boxer who "killed" Duk Koo Kim.
William ZevonWarren's father, also worked as a boxer, and this may have been what lead to Zevon to write this song. The song is heavy on distorted electric guitar. The song sounds in the key of F minorhowever, written in E minor.
The guitars are tuned to standard "E" tuning with a capo on the first fret making the song being playing in the position Boom Boom Mancini - Warren Zevon - Sentimental Hygiene E minor, but toned in F minor. The song features two blues based guitar solos and a piano solo as the outro fades out. The song was also played on Chorovaya Akademia, Alexander Sedov - Steps to God live acoustic album Learning to Flinch.
This version Feio - Primos Distantes - Ao Vivo EAEO, in fact played in E minor, not F minor. Also, instead of fading out the ending segues into the intro of " Jungle Work ". The lyric "hurry home early" later served as the title of the Warren Zevon tribute album Hurry Home Early: the Songs of Warren Zevonon which a version of the song is performed by Tom Flannery.
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