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Warren Zevon :: Excitable Boy

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Warren Zevon
Excitable Boy
SKU: AFZ 166
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Price: $24.99

TRACKS:
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

Mastered for this SACD by Steve Hoffman
   at Stephen Marsh Mastering

"...the weird, the macabre, the wasted, the historical, the romantic, the dark and the witty, this has something for everyone."

Warren Zevon's Excitable Boy, includes the hit "Werewolves of London" and it's the record that brought Zevon to commercial attention and remains the best-selling album of his career. The album announced he was one of the most striking talents to emerge from the Los Angeles soft rock singer/songwriter community.

With this 1978 LP, Warren Zevon stepped forward as something of the dark prince of California. Jackson Browne once called Zevon "the first and foremost proponent of song noir."  Excitable Boy threw in a mix of werewolves, mercenaries, drug abusers and paranoid spoiled brats, yet while frequently offering exceptional tenderness and insight. It was easy to see why Jackson Browne was his mentor and Linda Ronstadt his patron angel.

The personal involved ensured that this collection would stand the test of time. All involved were arguably at their creative peak, from the production of Jackson Browne and Waddy Wachtel, to the stella group of musicians and back up singers...Linda Ronstadt, Jennifer Warnes, Karla Bonoff, Russell Kunkel, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Jeff Porcaro, Rick Marotta...it would be easier to name those in Los Angeles who aren't on the recording.