“Excitable Boy” by Warren Zevon - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1978Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

The third album from the 30-year-old wry-rocker gave him his only Top 10 success on the album front, and his only Top 40 hit single, “Werewolves Of London” (a ladykiller's on the prowl), the third of five 45s to be released from the set. The others, which all failed to chart, were: “Johnny Strikes Up The Band” (about an affable entertainer), “Excitable Boy” (about a sociopathical teenage murderer on prom-night), “Nighttime In The Switching Yard” (out-funks Steely Dan anyway) and “Lawyers, Guns And Money” (the shit hit's the fan for highlife Harry). Nothing gets near “Werewolves” for sheer bad-ass cool, but I'll take him over Don Henley all day, every day.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [02:49] 4.5.png Warren Zevon - Johnny Strikes Up The Band (Warren Zevon) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
A2 [03:47] 6.2.png Warren Zevon - Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner (Warren Zevon, David Lindell) Folk Rock / Americana
A3 [02:40] 6.6.png Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (Warren Zevon, LeRoy Marinell) Cerebral Pop
A4 [03:27] 10.0.png Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London (Warren Zevon, LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel) Cerebral Pop
A5 [03:37] 3.7.png Warren Zevon - Accidentally Like A Martyr (Warren Zevon) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B1 [04:15] 5.0.png Warren Zevon - Nighttime In The Switching Yard (Jorge Calderón, David Lindell) Disco / Funk
B2 [03:30] 4.3.png Warren Zevon - Veracruz (Warren Zevon, Jorge Calderón) Songwriter
B3 [03:55] 5.2.png Warren Zevon - Tenderness On The Block (Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B4 [03:29] 5.7.png Warren Zevon - Lawyers, Guns And Money (Warren Zevon) Blues Rock / Soul Rock

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