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Warren Zevon's pungent vocals and dry wit immediately stood out among his California soft-rock contemporaries. But he really got comfortable with his idiosyncratic style on his third album, creating a loose, rocking sound that juxtaposes beautifully with his dark sense of humour. Zevon's flair for irony shines on the twangy "Accidentally Like a Martyr" and the cowboy ballad "Veracruz". While the playful "Werewolves of London" gets the most attention, the macabre title track and mock epic "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" worm deliciously under our skin.

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Excitable Boy is just simply brillant. This is Warren Zevon at his best and even more so with production being handled alongside Jackson Browne. Songs like Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner, Werewolves Of London and Night Time In the Switching Yard are the stand alone tracks that provide some classic seventies rock with the latter having a funk twist to it. The upbeat appearance of Excitable Boy hides it's sinister side the first couple of listens but you will be blown away time and time again the more you listen.

Biography

Born: 24 January 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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