Warren Zevon

~ Person

Also performs as: The Motorcycle Abeline

Wikipedia

Warren William Zevon (/ˈziːvɒn/; January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician. He was known for the dark and somewhat outlandish sense of humor in his lyrics.

Zevon's work has often been praised by well-known musicians, including Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young. His best-known compositions include "Werewolves of London", "Lawyers, Guns and Money", "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" and "Johnny Strikes Up the Band", all of which are featured on his third album, Excitable Boy (1978). Other well-known songs written by Zevon have been recorded by other artists, including "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" (a huge hit for Linda Ronstadt), "Accidentally Like a Martyr", "Mohammed's Radio", "Carmelita", and "Hasten Down the Wind".

Along with his own compositions, Zevon recorded or performed occasional covers, including Allen Toussaint's "A Certain Girl", Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and Leonard Cohen's "First We Take Manhattan". He was a frequent guest on Late Night with David Letterman and the Late Show with David Letterman. Letterman later performed guest vocals on "Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)" with Paul Shaffer and members of the CBS Orchestra on Warren Zevon's My Ride's Here album.

Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license
Filter

Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1969 Wanted Dead or Alive 3 3
1976 Warren Zevon 3 6
1978 Excitable Boy 4 7
1980 Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School 3 5
1982 The Envoy 3 4
1987 Sentimental Hygiene 3
1989 Transverse City 3 2
1991 Mr. Bad Example 3 3
1995 Mutineer 3 1
2000 Life'll Kill Ya 3 2
2002 My Ride's Here 3 1
2003 The Wind 3 2
2012 Mr. Bad Example/Mutineer 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1986 A Quiet Normal Life: The Best of Warren Zevon Compilation 5 6
1996 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology) Compilation 1
2002 Genius: The Best of Warren Zevon Compilation 1
2003 The First Sessions Compilation 1
2006 Reconsider Me: The Love Songs Compilation 1
2007 Preludes: Rare & Unreleased Recordings Compilation 2
2010 Original Album Series Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1981 Stand in the Fire - Recorded Live at the Roxy Live 2
1982 Headless in Boston Live 2
1993 Learning to Flinch Live 1
2007 Stand in the Fire Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1987 Bad Karma 1
Leave My Monkey Alone 1

Showing official release groups by this artist. Show all release groups instead, or show various artists release groups.