Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy 180 Gram Red VINYL LP


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Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy 180 Gram Red VINYL LP

Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy 180 Gram Red VINYL LP

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Expected 5/10/24

1978 would never be the same, a relatively obscure but much respected rock singer/songwriter from Chicago named Warren Zevon released his third album on Asylum Records, and as 3 turned out to be his lucky charm, "Excitable Boy" would go on to be one of the most enjoyable rock albums of the classic rock era.

Complete with a number of hit radio tracks like "Johnny Strikes Up The Band" and "Excitable Boy", the album really took off with airplay on the seasonal favorite "Werewolves Of London" as well as the album hard rock closer "Lawyer, Guns And Money", and with all of this going on, Warren Zevon would be on very successful journey for the next few decades until his untimely death in 2003.

Early on in his career, the late great Warren Zevon would find his earlier songs and productions on albums from the likes of The Turtles, The Everly Brothers, but his currency took off when Linda Ronstadt recorded several of his songs like "Hasten Down The Wind" and "Poor Poor Pitiful Me", where he would find a much larger audience and support from fellow Asylum Records artists like Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne.

Jackson Browne for years was playing "Werewolves Of London" in concert and would talk about Warren Zevon, especially at shows in Bryn Mawr, PA at the famous Main Point club. So, it was a natural progression when Jackson and guitar slinger Waddy Wachtel would go on to produce the "Excitable Boy" album.

Featuring all of the amazing songs already mentioned, as well as more great fare like "Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner" "Accidently Like A Martyr" and "Veracruz", the Excitable Boy album would be his most famous album and continues to be an important fabric of the then burgeoning Los Angeles music scene from the late 60's into the late 70's. Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne and Waddy Watchtel brought many of their friends on board for the party, like Linda Ronstadt, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie from Fleetwood Mac, Leland Skalar, Russell Kunkel, Jorge Calderon, Jeff Porcaro from Toto/Steely Dan, and so many other notables, it really was an amazing time for classic rock fans.


  1. Johnny Strikes Up The Band
  2. Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
  3. Excitable Boy
  4. Werewolves Of London
  5. Accidentally Like A Martyr
  6. Nighttime In The Switching Yard
  7. Veracruz
  8. Tenderness On The Block
  9. Lawyers, Guns And Money

Label: Friday Music

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