Sentimental Hygiene is an album by rock singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, released on August 29, 1987. 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 also composed by Peter Buck, Bill Berry, and Mike Mills, three band members of R.E.M. who also completed an album with Zevon under the name Hindu Love Gods. Michael Stipe, the lead singer of R.E.M., also appears on this album providing vocals and harmony on the song "Bad Karma".
All tracks composed by Warren Zevon; except where indicated
- "Sentimental Hygiene" – 5:06
- "Boom Boom Mancini" – 4:54
- "The Factory" – 2:45
- "Trouble Waiting to Happen" (J. D. Souther, Zevon) – 3:32
- "Reconsider Me" – 3:09
- "Detox Mansion" (Jorge Calderón, Zevon) – 3:15
- "Bad Karma" – 3:15
- "Even A Dog Can Shake Hands" (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Zevon) – 3:26
- "The Heartache" – 3:19
- "Leave My Monkey Alone" – 4:12
A re-release of the album adds two bonus tracks:
- Warren Zevon - acoustic guitar, bass, guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals
- Bill Berry - drums
- Peter Buck - guitar
- Jorge Calderón - bass, vocals
- Mike Campbell - guitar on "Reconsider Me"
- Darius - sitar on "Bad Karma"
- Bob Dylan - harmonica on "The Factory"
- Amp Fiddler - keyboards on "Leave My Monkey Alone"
- Flea - bass on "Leave My Monkey Alone"
- Don Henley - vocals, harmony on "Trouble Waiting to Happen"
- Blackbyrd Knight - guitar on "Leave My Monkey Alone"
- Craig Krampf - drums on "Reconsider Me"
- Tony Levin - bass on "Reconsider Me"
- David Lindley - saxophone, violin, lap steel guitar
- Stan Lynch - vocals, harmony on "Bad Karma"
- Mike Mills - bass
- Rick Richards - guitar on "Even a Dog Can Shake Hands"
- Brian Setzer - lead guitar on "Trouble Waiting to Happen"
- Leland Sklar - bass on "The Heartache"
- Michael Stipe - vocals, harmony on "Bad Karma"
- Waddy Wachtel - acoustic guitar, vocals
- Jennifer Warnes - vocals, harmony on "The Heartache"
- Jai Winding - keyboards on "Reconsider Me"
- Kai Winding - keyboards
- Neil Young - lead guitar on "Sentimental Hygiene"
- Producer: Warren Zevon, Niko Bolas, Andrew Slater, Waddy Wachtel
- Engineer: Duncan Aldrich, Niko Bolas, Richard Bosworth
- Assistant Engineer: Richard Cottrell, Richard Landers, Bob Levy, Mark McKenna, Dan Nash, Bob Vogt
- Mixing: Niko Bolas, Larry Ferguson, Shelly Yakus
- Mastering: Stephen Marcussen
- Arranger: Niko Bolas, George Clinton, Larry Ferguson
- Emulator: Warren Zevon
- Programming: Willie Alexander, Brian Bell
- Computers: Willie Alexander, Brian Bell
- Art Direction: Jeff Aycroff
- Cover Photo: Herb Ritts
|1987||The Billboard 200||63|
|1987||"Leave My Monkey Alone"||Hot Dance Music/Club Play||18|
|1987||"Sentimental Hygiene"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||9|
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