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Warren Zevon

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Warren William Zevon was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician. Zevon's most famous compositions include "Werewolves of London", "Lawyers, Guns and Money", and "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner", all of which are featured on his third album, Excitable Boy (1978), whose title track is also well-known. He also wrote major hits that were recorded by other artists, including "Poor Poor Pitiful Me", "Accidentally Like a Martyr", "Mohammed's Radio", "Carmelita", and "Hasten Down the Wind". Along with his own work, he recorded or performed occasional covers, including Allen Toussaint's "A Certain Girl", Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", Leonard Cohen's "First We Take Manhattan", Steve Winwood's "Back in the High Life Again", and Prince's "Raspberry Beret". Zevon's early music industry successes were found as a session musician, jingle composer, songwriter, touring musician, musical coordinator & bandleader

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Article: Book Review

I Don't Fit In: My Wild Ride Through the Punk & Power Pop Trenches with The NERVES & The BEAT

Read "I Don't Fit In: My Wild Ride Through the Punk & Power Pop Trenches with The NERVES & The BEAT" reviewed by Doug Collette


I Don't Fit In: My Wild Ride Through the Punk & Power Pop Trenches with The NERVES & The BEAT Paul Collins 272 Pages ISBN: #978-0996331999 Hozac Books 2020 Paul Collins' memoir I Don't Fit In is not expressly designed to be a companion piece to his archival release ...

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George Gruel: Lawyers Guns & Photos: Photographs and tales of my adventures with Warren Zevon - Deluxe International Edition

Read "George Gruel: Lawyers Guns & Photos: Photographs and tales of my adventures with Warren Zevon - Deluxe International Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette


Lawyers, Guns & Photos: Photographs and tales of my adventures with Warren Zevon George Gruel 112 Pages ISBN: # 978-0615617725 Big Gorilla Books 2020 George Gruel may not have been Warren Zevon's only jack-of-all-trades, road manager and aide-de-camp (for six years), but having been called out to the ...

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Emma Swift's Multitudes

Read "Emma Swift's Multitudes" reviewed by Eric Gudas


As its title suggests, Blonde on the Tracks, Australian-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Emma Swift's first full-length album, re-interprets songs from the heart of Bob Dylan 1960s and '70s catalog, although its span covers his most recent work. Swift belongs to the generations of listeners who grew up on the songs of Gram Parsons}], Dylan, {{m: Joni Mitchell, ...

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Anders Osborne: Buddha And The Blues

Read "Buddha And The Blues" reviewed by Doug Collette


NOLA songwriter/musician Anders Osborne's frequent and diverse studio and stage collaborations, including but not limited to those with Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, all lead back to solo work like Buddha and the Blues, self-composed tunes rendered all the more pungent through musicianship tuned to ...

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Nothing's Bad Luck: The Lives of Warren Zevon

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Nothing's Bad Luck: The Lives of Warren Zevon C.M.Kushins 416 pages ISBN: #978-0306921483 Da Capo 2019 Even just a cursory glance through C. M. Kushins' biography of Warren Zevon reveals it as a textbook example of what a thorough contemporaneous biography should be. The fastidious approach the author takes ...

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Listen to Warren Zevon's 1976 Masterpiece, Remasterd with 15 Unreleased Alternate Takes and Rarities

Listen to Warren Zevon's 1976 Masterpiece, Remasterd with 15 Unreleased Alternate Takes and Rarities

Warren Zevon signed with Asylum Records in 1975 and began recording his major-label debut, WARREN ZEVON. Today, many consider his self-titled album a high water mark not only for Zevon, but for the decade as well. Rhino will reissue a Collectors Edition of WARREN ZEVON that includes the original album remastered, along with a bonus disc ...

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Out November 11th - Warren Zevon Reissued with 15 Unreleased Tracks

Out November 11th - Warren Zevon Reissued with 15 Unreleased Tracks

Warren Zevon moved to Spain in the summer of 1975, dropping out of the music business after nearly a decade. During his self-imposed exile, he performed regularly at the Dubliner, a colorful bar owned by a former mercenary who helped Zevon pen the classic Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner. Zevons luck changed when his friend Jackson ...


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