Episode 925: Warren Zevon – The Asylum Years




August 18, 2020


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


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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