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Warren Zevon: Warren Zevon (Ayslum) ****

Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, June 1976

THIS ALBUM is a surprise. With a recent spate of LA flavoured albums released simultaneously I was suffering from a bad case of West Coast ...

Crystal Zevon's Story: Warren from A to Z

Interview by Fred Schruers, Los Angeles Times, May 2007

Through interviews and diaries, the musician's ex-wife chronicles the hedonistic life of one of the genre's bad boys. ...

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Warren Zevon: Warren Zevon (Asylum)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, June 1976

THEY'RE ALL HERE – various Eagles, an Everly Brother, Buckingham/Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Carl Wilson, David Lindley, J.D. Souther, and Jackson Browne himself, acting as producer ...

Warren Zevon: Palace Theatre, Manchester

Live Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, December 1976

LOOKING like a university student with a major in English Lit, Warren Zevon walked onstage at the Manchester Palace Theatre, greeted warmly by an audience ...

Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon: New Victoria Theatre, London

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, NME, December 1976

WARREN ZEVON hits the stage an hour and five minutes late. This is not without significance. ...

Warren Zevon: Excitable Boy (Asylum)

Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, February 1978

UNDOUBTEDLY, Excitable Boy is one of the finest albums to emerge since Warren Zevon's first album surfaced over a year ago. It transcends California and ...

Warren Zevon on the Loose in Los Angeles

Profile and Interview by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, March 1978

IN THE OPENING LINES of the title song from Warren Zevon's new album, Excitable Boy, the title character smears Sunday pot roast all over his ...

Warren Zevon: Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School (Asylum) and Wanted Dead Or Alive (Pickwick)

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, March 1980

IF YOU'VE been scanning this paper long enough you'll know that Warren Zevon's last album, Excitable Boy, got a snazzola review in same. That was ...

Warren Zevon: The Envoy

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, August 1982

ASYLUM RECORDS really should get rid of Warren Zevon; he's so good he shows up just how dire everybody else on the label really is. ...

Warren Zevon: Rugged Individualism

Interview by Mark Cooper, Q, July 1987

The return of Warren Zevon (with a little help from Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Don Henley, George Clinton, REM...) ...

Warren Zevon

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Creem, October 1987

WARREN ZEVON has perfected the art of squirming without perceptible movement. Crumpled on a couch in a windowless record company boxroom, the man with the ...

Warren Zevon: Sentimental Hygiene

Review by Bud Scoppa, Creem, October 1987

AS A HARD-BOILED confessional work, Sentimental Hygiene (Zevon's seventh album and his first in five years) has less in common with current rock than it ...

Warren Zevon: Your Guide Through Transverse City

Profile and Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Happening, February 1990

ROCK & ROLL'S Master Of Disaster Warren Zevon, entering his fourth decade in the music business, has released the most impressive album of his roller ...

Warren Zevon: Tales from the Dark Side

Profile and Interview by Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald, September 1992

THE VARIOUS ENCYCLOPAEDIAS of rock don't do justice to Warren Zevon. He got a snippy microscopic reference in the 1991 New Illustrated Rock Handbook ("well-established ...

Warren Zevon Flinches at Life Without Humor

Report and Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, 1993

LAST SUMMER, as he was in the early stages of playing concerts being taped for a live album, Warren Zevon decided the album would be ...

Flinching Time: Warren Zevon and the Vast Indifference of Heaven

Report and Interview by Gerrie Lim, Big O, May 1993

SPRINGTIME BLOWS AN idiot wind here in tinseltown, a change of seasons ridden with uncertainly as hay fever breaks out, pet animals act skittish, and ...

Warren Zevon: The Mutineer And His Bounty

Interview by Gerrie Lim, Big O, Spring 1993

LIKE ALL GREAT writers, Warren Zevon likes to quote his own favourite great writers. Graham Greene, for instance, who called his own belief in Christianity ...

Warren Zevon's Mutiny

Profile and Interview by Andy Gill, MOJO, August 1995

If anyone has done it his way, it is "that gonzo party guy" Warren Zevon. And over the years such luminaries as Dylan, Neil Young ...

Warren Zevon: Left Jabs and Roundhouse Rights

Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, August 1995

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE a romantic. These might be the words of wisdom for those who have ever counted themselves fans of singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, especially the ...

Warren Zevon: Pictures From Life's Other Side

Interview by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, February 2000

'Death doesn't scare me. I have the impression that life is the lobby and death is the apartment – maybe it's OK' ...

Warren Zevon: Live

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Uncut, August 2000

THE GREATEST night of Warren Zevon's performing life was in the hometown of the boxer, Buster Douglas, after Douglas had become the first man to ...

Warren Zevon: Life'll Kill Ya

Review by Ed Doheny, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

WHEN IT COMES to matters Californian, Warren is even more jaundiced than Steely Dan: if the Becker/Fagen take on El Lay was Elmore Leonard meets ...

Warren Zevon: Life'll Kill Ya

Retrospective and Interview by Nick Hasted, Uncut, September 2002

PITTSBURGH, 1989: WEREWOLF IN THE MALL "I'd read things I didn't know I'd done/It sounded like a lot of fun..." (Warren Zevon, 'Trouble Waiting to Happen') ...

The French Inhaler Hastens Down The Wind: Warren Zevon Learns To Let Go

Essay by Holly Gleason, Rock's Backpages, October 2002

THERE'S THAT THING called friend-of-a-friend, where you're "in" even before you know about the other person. And so it was with Warren Zevon, produced by ...

Genius: The Best of Warren Zevon

Sleevenotes by Will Self, Rhino Records, Fall 2002

WHAT I DO is this; I leave the city and go about 50 miles away to a town in the county of Wiltshire called Swindon. ...

Parting Shot: The L.A. Purveyor of rock noir Makes His Last Stand

Comment by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, September 2003

I FELT LIKE crying as I watched VH1's special on Warren Zevon. How sad. Zevon, as you likely know, died on Sunday, Sept. 8; he's ...

Warren Zevon: The Wind

Review by Andy Gill, Independent, The, September 2003

Warren Zevon's final, valedictory album provides ultimate proof that those of us who believed him to be one of the greatest songwriters of his generation ...

Various Artists: Enjoy Every Sandwich - The Songs Of Warren Zevon

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, November 2004

LONG BEFORE his death last year from inoperable lung cancer, Warren Zevon knew his time was almost up. Undeterred, he carried on making records bulging ...

Keep Him In Your Heart: Swan Songs of the Late Great Warren Zevon

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, eMusic.com, July 2007

LIFE'LL KILL YA, Warren Zevon sang in one of his most grimly humorous songs - and it did. The grotesque multiplication of cells we know ...

Keep Him In Your Heart For a While: Remembering Warren Zevon

Retrospective by Jim Sullivan, Rock's Backpages, September 2013

IT WAS THE FALL of 1989 and I was having lunch with Warren Zevon at Musso & Frank's, the famous Old Hollywood restaurant where he ...

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