Episode 925: Warren Zevon – The Asylum Years

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August 18, 2020

Music:

All music in this episode by Warren Zevon.

  • “Desperados Under the Eaves” Warren Zevon (Asylum) 1976
  • “Excitable Boy” Excitable Boy (Asylum) 1978
  • “Gorilla, You’re a Desperado” Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School (Elektra) 1980
  • “The Hula Hula Boys” The Envoy (Asylum) 1982
  • “Poor Poor Pitiful Me” Warren Zevon (Asylum) 1976

Notes:

We dive into the “Asylum years” of Warren Zevon, with listener Hunter Bennett!

After writing for other acts successfully, and kicking off his solo career rather poorly, Zevon becomes a bandleader for the Everly Brothers. He ends up meeting Jackson Browne, a fan of Zevon’s music, who helps him improve his singing with the help of a rather unorthodox vocal coach. And well… the rest is history.

Where credit is due: Thumbnail photo of Warren Zevon by Jimmy Wachtel, courtesy of Asylum Records.

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