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Warren Zevon (Official Thread)

Discussion in '70's Music' started by Death on Credit, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Death on Credit

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    Warren Zevon Official Website

    Ladies and gentlemen...Warren Zevon, the great excitable boy, one of the most tragically overlooked figures in rock 'n roll history. He came across like the mutant offspring of Bob Dylan and Iggy Pop, and could play piano like few in rock music.

    Known mostly for his big (over-rated...but still fun) hit, 'Werewolves of London', Zevon appropriately popped up right between the big singer-songwriter movement of the early 70's and the punk rock era. He was mainly known for his wry sardonic wit, writing songs filled to the brink with black sarcastic humor.

    He lived a wild life, wrote many great songs, and eventually succumbed to cancer after recording 3 mortality themed albums (one of which was written/recorded before he even knew anything was wrong with him).

    Albums:

    1969 Wanted Dead or Alive
    1976 Warren Zevon
    1978 Excitable Boy
    1980 Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
    1982 The Envoy
    1987 Sentimental Hygiene
    1989 Transverse City
    1991 Mr. Bad Example
    1995 Mutineer
    2000 Life'll Kill Ya
    2002 My Ride's Here
    2003 The Wind

    Do we have any fans here?

    Figured out the video thing thanks to a mod...here are some of my favorite non-Werewolves Zevon songs...



     
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    love Warren. Lawyers Guns And Money is probably my favorite song by him.

    First time I heard of him was watching Color of Money when Tom Cruise plays someone in pool.

     
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    Yeah, Lawyers, Guns, and Money is a great song.

    I first heard of him when I was looking up great song-writers. His name popped up a lot, so I thought I'd give him a try. Subsequently, I heard him referenced frequently on my favorite show, Californication.

    My dad did sound for him once in the early 90's. He told me that he'd been a Zevon fan since the 70's, but he was a total asshole when he met him in person. When he told me that, all I could say was "Yep, that's Zevon."
     
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    haha. I love him man. Singing that song drunk is fun as hell IMO haha. Especially in a car with two girls and two guys while all high and drunk in the summer. Just good times.
     
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    Nice thread!!! can I add the typical tune here??

    Werewolves of London
     
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  6. Astrid Kirchherr65

    Astrid Kirchherr65 Classic 60's Chick

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    Re: Warren Zevon

    :cheers2


    I've ALWAYS loved Warren Zevon..he's part of my clan of sarcastic smartass' ..including Zappa, Joe Walsh, Ray Davies...


    I love intelligent lyrics with choice music . Nothing better..
    Warren makes me laugh SO much
    his humor and morbid-but truthful, outlook on life is amazing !I miss him so much ..

    I first got into his Excitable Boy album..

    title track all the way down..
    'Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner' is another favorite of E.B.


     
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    Re: Warren Zevon

    :bow:

    Just sucks so bad we had to lose him :wa
     
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    Re: Warren Zevon

    Well, I saw a werewolf drinkin a pina colada at Trader Vic's
    And his hair was PERFECT!

    :D
     
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    Acknowlegded by connaisseurs and colleagues, but not by the big audience.
    Love Werewolves and Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner. But this is my fav:

     
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    Groovy Man I'm Not Like Everybody Else

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    Re: Warren Zevon

    Warren Zevon's music was cool....

    One of my favorite songs....

     

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