The first concert I saw was X opening for Warren on the "Sentimental Hygiene" tour. I was sad when he died and glad he faced it with humor, saying he was waiting for his ride to get here, they finally did.
My favorite singer-songwriter. His first album on Asylum, WARREN ZEVON, is something everyone should know.
He's another one I know next to nothing about. I only know the name through R.E.M.
Great songwriter. Came form a Mormon-Jewish background like Chelsea Handler.Werewolves of London still holds up after all these years.Lawyers, Guns and Money was another one of his other highlights.
"Werewolves of London" is alright, but he has so many better songs on his first two or three albums on Asylum. The entire first album is better than "Werewolves," so if you liked "Werewolves," you're in for a treat.
Probably his best song, R15. It or "Carmelita."
The whole album is a winner from first note to the last "Look away down Gower Avenue."
And if California falls in to the ocean
Like the Mystics and statistics say it will
I predict my hotel will be standing
Until I pay my bill...
I love you r19.
So do I, R19.
Reminds me I recently found a bunch of old CDs packed in a box in my garage, including Warren Zevon's eponymous first album. Ripping it into iTunes this very moment.
Thank you DL for keeping Warren in your hearts.
Played Mohammad's Radio on a sub rosa pirate station once. Sort of like launching a good spirit into the aether. Felt very good.
"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" is a good bio, I really liked "Excitable Boy" - Jennifer Warnes & Linda Ronstadt sing the back-ups.
Now on iTunes: "For My Next Trick, I'll Need a Volunteer"
I can't believe he's dead. I know his death wasn't tragic like John Lennon's murder, but really, John Lennon meant nothing to me after "How Do You Sleep?"