140-gram vinyl reissue
Certified gold-selling release contains Zevon's biggest hits!
One of the most acute and savagely satiric songwriters of his era, Warren Zevon spent time working as the Everly Brothers' pianist and writing/working with/for artists Linda Ronstadt, the Turtles & Jackson Brown when not consumed by his own alcoholism.
Zevon was one of rock's great crazy men. When drinking — and in general pursuing oblivion the way Ahab did a certain white whale — Zevon was notorious for vomiting off interior balconies at staid record company meet-and-greets and much, much, worse, writes The Vinyl District.
Zevon was a bona fide lyrical and songwriting genius. His second and third LPs (1976's Warren Zevon and 1978's Excitable Boy) established him as the only lyricist of the era who could hold a candle to Randy Newman, and the sheer insanity of his songs — it's impossible to imagine anyone else writing about a walking headless mercenary seeking revenge on his killer, or a kid who builds a cage for himself from his girlfriend's bones — left the competition in the dust.
|Werewolves Of London|
|Play It All Night Long|
|Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner|
|Desperados Under The Eaves|
|I'll Sleep When I'm Dead|
|Lawyers, Guns And Money|
|Ain't That Pretty At All|
|Poor Poor Pitiful Me|
|Accidentally Like A Martyr|
|Looking For The Next Best Thing|