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Customer Reviews

I wish there was more!

This is an amazing album from start to finish. After many listens the conclusion I come to is that it may have been better if Zevon had never been put into a studio, these recordings highlight the rawness of his voice and showcase his lyrical sensibility vastly better than anything else he recorded. This is almost a totally different Zevon and one that make you sad there arn't more recording like this. The alternate of "Warewolves" is about as awesome as it gets. The power behind "Desperados Under the Eaves" and "Rosearita Beach Cafe" match and are sure to be new favorites for those that have been hooked by "Lawyers, Guns and Money". Tunes such as "Tules Blues", "Studabaker" and "Frank and Jessie James" are gems. Many of these can be heard somewhere else in his catalogue, but in these recordings there is no big production, it sounds straight from Zevons heart!

Biography

Born: January 24, 1947 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Few of rock & roll's great misanthropes were as talented, as charming, or as committed to their cynicism as Warren Zevon. A singer and songwriter whose music often dealt with outlaws, mercenaries, sociopaths, and villains of all stripes, Zevon's lyrics displayed a keen and ready wit despite their often uncomfortable narrative circumstances, and while he could write of love and gentler emotions, he did so with the firm conviction that such stories rarely end happily. Though he frequently worked with...
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