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Warren Zevon

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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 luminaries of the Los Angeles soft rock scene, Zevon was always the odd man out, someone who shared their exacting musical standards but not their smugly satisfied view of the world around them, and he remained a cheerful pessimist right up to the moment he met a fate that could have visited one of his own characters.

Warren William Zevon was born in Chicago on January 24, 1947, and the facts of his early life read like a picaresque novel. Zevon's father, a Russian émigré, was a professional gambler who spent most of his time on the road, while his mother was a devout Mormon who looked after the family. When Zevon was young, his family moved to Fresno, California, and as he developed a precocious interest in music in his early teens and learned to play the piano and the guitar, young Warren became acquainted with the author and orchestra director Robert Craft. Craft in turn introduced the youngster to the noted composer Igor Stravinsky, who befriended Zevon and welcomed him into his home several times. While Zevon would remain fascinated with classical music, he also developed a passion for folk and rock & roll, and not long after his parents finally divorced, the 16-year-old Zevon quit high school, hopped in a car his father gave him, and headed for New York City, where he intended to become a pop star.

Zevon fared better than most starry-eyed would-be rock & roll sensations; he paired up with an old-school friend, Violet Santangelo, and formed a folk-rock duo called lyme & cybelle, who scored a recording contract with White Whale Records and released a single, "Follow Me," which made it to 65 on the Billboard pop charts in 1966. However, after a second 45, Zevon quit the duo to move to Los Angeles, and over the next few years, he struggled to support himself as a contract songwriter (two of his compositions, "Outside Chance" and "Like the Seasons," were recorded by White Whale's best-known act, the Turtles), composing commercial jingles, and as a session musician. In 1969, noted producer, talent scout, and eccentric Kim Fowley, impressed by Zevon's songwriting, offered to produce an album for him; the record, Wanted Dead or Alive, was a critical and commercial flop.

After the failure of his first album, Zevon joined the Everly Brothers' touring band as pianist, and following the duo's acrimonious split in 1973, he would work with both Don and Phil as solo artists. However, an attempt to complete a second album failed to get off the ground, and in frustration, Zevon left the United States for Spain, where he spent a summer playing in a small tavern and writing songs. By the fall of 1975, he had returned to Los Angeles, and after sharing a home for a while with a pair of struggling pop performers, Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, Zevon had already struck up a friendship with Jackson Browne, who was on the cusp of major stardom and one of the most well-respected songwriters on the West Coast. While Zevon's and Browne's styles were very different, Browne greatly admired his new friend's talent, and not only helped Zevon land a deal with Asylum Records but also produced his first album for the label. Simply titled Warren Zevon, the set (which featured Zevon's former roommates Buckingham and Nicks, who had since found stardom in Fleetwood Mac, as well as Bonnie Raitt and several members of the Eagles) didn't sell especially well but won rave reviews, and Linda Ronstadt would give Zevon her seal of approval by covering three tunes from the album.

Browne took Zevon on tour to support the album, and in 1978, they returned to the studio to cut Zevon's second long-player. Excitable Boy became an unexpected success after the song "Werewolves of London" stormed the singles charts, and Zevon finally became a rock star. However, fame and wealth fueled his addiction to alcohol, and a stay in treatment preceded his third album for Asylum, 1980's Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School. Zevon was clean and sober for the tour that followed, and a live album during the final dates of the tour, 1981's Stand in the Fire, confirmed Zevon was a force to be reckoned with. He explored his addictions in several songs on 1982's The Envoy, which proved unfortunately prescient; not long after its release, he fell back into drinking, and Asylum dropped him from their roster.

By 1984, Zevon was back on the wagon and eager to prove himself again. Looking to explore new musical territory, he reached out to Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Bill Berry of R.E.M., who were college radio heroes but a few years away from mainstream success. With three-quarters of R.E.M. as his rhythm section, the quartet cut a single under the name Hindu Love Gods, and a couple years later, they hit the studio to record Zevon's 1987 album Sentimental Hygiene. The set, which also featured guest spots from Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and George Clinton, earned Zevon a new deal with Virgin Records and won enthusiastic reviews from critics. (A set of covers Zevon recorded with Buck, Mills, and Berry would later be released under the title Hindu Love Gods.) Zevon's second effort for Virgin, 1989's Transverse City, was an ambitious concept album about a world in collapse, but despite the presence of several high-profile guests (including Jerry Garcia and David Gilmour), the album was a commercial failure, and Zevon was once again without a label.

He returned to duty in 1991 after striking a deal with Giant Records, but the three albums he cut for the label (Mr. Bad Example, Learning to Flinch, and Mutineer) received little notice from critics or fans, and his career seemed to be fading into the distance. However, Zevon enjoyed a resurgence through an unlikely source -- David Letterman. A fan of Zevon's music, Letterman made him a frequent guest on his talk show, and when bandleader Paul Shaffer was unable to appear on the broadcast, Zevon became his usual substitute. The television exposure reminded audiences of Zevon's dry wit and powerful musical gifts, and with his profile on the rise, he signed a deal with the independent label Artemis Records, which issued his mordantly witty meditation of mortality, Life'll Kill Ya, in 2000. Zevon's next album, My Ride's Here, included a guest appearance by Letterman on the track "Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)," while Hunter S. Thompson, Carl Hiaasen, and Paul Muldoon all co-wrote songs with Zevon for the project.

In the fall of 2002, Zevon began experiencing dizziness and shortness of breath, and despite a lifelong distrust of doctors, he consulted a physician on the advice of his dentist. He was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma, a virulent and inoperable form of lung cancer, and was told he was not likely to live more than a few months. After going public with his condition on September 12, 2002, he began marshalling his strength to complete a final album, with many friends and admirers stepping in to help, including Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Dwight Yoakam, Ry Cooder, and Don Henley. On October 30, Zevon appeared as the sole guest on David Letterman's show, playing his songs, discussing his life and his health, and advising viewers to "Enjoy every sandwich." Against the odds, Zevon lived long enough to see the release of his final album, The Wind, on August 26, 2003, as well as the birth of his twin grandsons. He died on September 7, 2003; five months later, The Wind earned him two posthumous Grammy Awards, for Best Contemporary Folk Album and Best Rock Duo Performance (for "Disorder in the House" with Bruce Springsteen). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Total plays

374.4 million
Updated on 2024-07-21

Monthly listeners

1,459,572

Followers

414,078

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Excitable Boy - 2007 Remaster
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My Shit's Fucked Up
My Shit's Fucked Up
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Steady Rain
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Desperados Under the Eaves - 2008 Remaster
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Johnny Strikes up the Band - 2007 Remaster
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Poor Poor Pitiful Me
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Nighttime in the Switching Yard - 2007 Remaster
Nighttime in the Switching Yard - 2007 Remaster
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Mohammed's Radio - 2008 Remaster
Mohammed's Radio - 2008 Remaster
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Empty Hearted Town
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Accidentally Like a Martyr - 2007 Remaster
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The Hula Hula Boys - 2007 Remaster
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Knockin' On Heaven's Door
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Frank and Jesse James
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Back In The Highlife
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Play It All Night Long
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A Certain Girl
A Certain Girl
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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - 2008 Remaster
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - 2008 Remaster
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Tenderness on the Block - 2007 Remaster
Tenderness on the Block - 2007 Remaster
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Don't Let Us Get Sick
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Veracruz - 2007 Remaster
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Dirty Life and Times
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Hasten Down The Wind
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I Was in the House When the House Burned Down
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Wanted Dead or Alive
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Backs Turned Looking Down the Path - 2008 Remaster
Backs Turned Looking Down the Path - 2008 Remaster
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Mama Couldn't Be Pursuaded - 2008 Remaster
Mama Couldn't Be Pursuaded - 2008 Remaster
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Jungle Work
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Werewolves of London
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897,127 3:13 1982-01-01
Life'll Kill Ya
Life'll Kill Ya
877,135 2:47 2000-01-25
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869,410 0:48 1978-06-01
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Disorder in the House
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Accidentally Like A Martyr
Accidentally Like A Martyr
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Join Me in LA - 2008 Remaster
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Mutineer - 2008 Remaster
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Werewolves of London - 2007 Remaster; Live
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Tule's Blues - Solo Piano Version
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Mr. Bad Example - 2008 Remaster
Mr. Bad Example - 2008 Remaster
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My Ride's Here
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Ain't That Pretty at All - 2007 Remaster
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Gorilla, You're a Desperado
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Looking for the Next Best Thing - 2007 Remaster
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Numb as a Statue
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489,948 2:27 2007-05-01
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Porcelain Monkey
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Werewolves Of London
Werewolves Of London
456,449 3:38 2007-05-01
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Mohammed's Radio - 2007 Remaster; Live
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Desperados Under The Eaves
Desperados Under The Eaves
441,847 3:44 2007-05-01
Please Stay
Please Stay
440,157 3:34 2003-08-26
Let Nothing Come Between You - 2007 Remaster
Let Nothing Come Between You - 2007 Remaster
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El Amor De Mi Vida
El Amor De Mi Vida
427,961 3:34 2003-08-26
Splendid Isolation - Live Version
Splendid Isolation - Live Version
412,711 4:20 1993-01-01
Lawyers, Guns and Money - 2007 Remaster; Live
Lawyers, Guns and Money - 2007 Remaster; Live
411,047 3:58 1980-12-26
Accidentally Like a Martyr
Accidentally Like a Martyr
403,927 3:41 1986-10-07
Carmelita
Carmelita
391,097 3:58 2007-05-01
Jeannie Needs a Shooter - 2007 Remaster; Live
Jeannie Needs a Shooter - 2007 Remaster; Live
383,419 4:11 1980-12-26
Jeannie Needs a Shooter
Jeannie Needs a Shooter
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Poor Poor Pitiful Me
Poor Poor Pitiful Me
365,953 3:11 2007-05-01
Tule's Blues
Tule's Blues
365,471 3:03 2007-05-01
Excitable Boy - 2007 Remaster; Live
Excitable Boy - 2007 Remaster; Live
353,279 4:03 1980-12-26
Fistful of Rain
Fistful of Rain
340,856 5:19 2000-01-25
I'll Slow You Down
I'll Slow You Down
338,056 3:13 2000-01-25
Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
335,104 3:01 1980-01-01
The Rest of the Night
The Rest of the Night
322,770 4:39 2003-08-26
The Indifference of Heaven - 2008 Remaster
The Indifference of Heaven - 2008 Remaster
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Dirty Little Religion
Dirty Little Religion
291,443 3:11 2000-01-25
The French Inhaler
The French Inhaler
290,058 3:33 2007-05-01
Empty-Handed Heart
Empty-Handed Heart
281,429 3:16 1980-01-01
Rub Me Raw
Rub Me Raw
280,606 5:43 2003-08-26
Bo Diddley's a Gunslinger / Bo Diddley - 2007 Remaster; Live
Bo Diddley's a Gunslinger / Bo Diddley - 2007 Remaster; Live
276,467 4:33 1980-12-26
Bo Diddley's a Gunslinger
Bo Diddley's a Gunslinger
276,467 4:33 2010-01-01
Poor, Poor Pitiful Me - 2007 Remaster; Live
Poor, Poor Pitiful Me - 2007 Remaster; Live
263,711 4:18 1980-12-26
Poor Poor Pitiful Me
Poor Poor Pitiful Me
263,711 4:18 2010-01-01
Stand in the Fire - 2007 Remaster; Live
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260,396 3:37 1980-12-26
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The Factory
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Genius
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257,409 5:02 2002-05-07
Hostage-O
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255,034 4:06 2000-01-25
Monkey Wash Donkey Rinse - 2008 Remaster
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Renegade - 2008 Remaster
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238,292 4:51 1991-10-15
Going All The Way
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Bill Lee
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Ourselves to Know
Ourselves to Know
216,262 3:18 2000-01-25
Charlie's Medicine - 2007 Remaster
Charlie's Medicine - 2007 Remaster
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I Used To Ride So High
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213,235 2:45 2007-05-01
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202,656 4:20 1980-01-01
Johnny Strikes up the Band
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201,894 3:58 1980-12-26
Bad Karma
Bad Karma
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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - 2007 Remaster; Live
198,727 4:47 1980-12-26
Play It All Night Long
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187,503 4:34 1980-12-26
The Sin - 2007 Remaster; Live
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178,017 3:18 1980-12-26
Seminole Bingo - 2008 Remaster
Seminole Bingo - 2008 Remaster
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Even A Dog Can Shake Hands
172,278 3:26 1987-01-01
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170,109 3:33 1987-01-01
Frank and Jesse James
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165,839 4:28 1980-12-26
Never Too Late for Love - 2007 Remaster
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162,512 4:41 1982-01-01
Carmelita - 1974 Demo
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161,966 3:58 1976-01-01
Jesus Mentioned - 2007 Remaster
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159,613 2:46 1982-01-01
Bed of Coals
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154,428 5:04 1980-01-01
The Heartache
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151,904 3:19 1987-01-01
The Overdraft - 2007 Remaster
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148,811 2:44 1982-01-01
Frank and Jesse James - Solo Piano Demo
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146,962 4:39 1976-01-01
Carmelita
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146,571 2:45 2019-08-27
Searching for a Heart - Live Version
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142,582 3:50 1993-01-01
Boom Boom Mancini - Live Version
Boom Boom Mancini - Live Version
138,525 3:18 1993-01-01
Hasten Down the Wind
Hasten Down the Wind
136,894 4:34 1980-12-26
Werewolves of London - Live Version
Werewolves of London - Live Version
134,254 4:10 1993-01-01
Lord Byron's Luggage
Lord Byron's Luggage
133,983 4:36 2002-05-07
Heartache Spoken Here - 2008 Remaster
Heartache Spoken Here - 2008 Remaster
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Basket Case
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125,932 3:09 1993-01-01
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122,362 1:54 1970-04-01
Something Bad Happened to a Clown - 2008 Remaster
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MacGillycuddy's Reeks
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Piano Fighter - 2008 Remaster
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117,426 4:14 1976-01-01
The French Inhaler - Solo Piano Demo
The French Inhaler - Solo Piano Demo
116,971 3:23 1976-01-01
Poor Poor Pitiful Me - Live Version
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114,529 9:38 1993-01-01
Jesus Was a Cross Maker - 2008 Remaster
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114,227 1:08 1980-01-01
Leave My Monkey Alone
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Excitable Boy - Live Version
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110,971 2:41 1993-01-01
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109,478 2:29 1982-01-01
The French Inhaler - Live Version
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109,298 4:23 1993-01-01
Play It All Night Long - Live Version
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108,671 3:49 1993-01-01
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107,356 3:56 2002-05-07
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106,523 4:13 1993-01-01
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104,469 3:41 1993-01-01
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I Have to Leave
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You're a Whole Different Person When You're Scared
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Poisonous Lookalike - 2008 Remaster
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Quite Ugly One Morning - 2008 Remaster
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Rottweiler Blues - 2008 Remaster
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91,845 3:17 1995-05-23
Angel Dressed in Black - 2008 Remaster
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90,221 4:24 1991-10-15
She Quit Me - Remastered
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Tule's Blues - Remastered
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Transverse City - Remastered
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88,970 4:18 1989-10-12
A Bullet For Ramona - Remastered
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86,191 3:52 1970-04-01
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84,266 3:24 1976-01-01
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Worrier King - Live Version
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82,094 4:05 1993-01-01
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The Long Arm Of The Law - Remastered
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Laissez-Moi Tranquille
Laissez-Moi Tranquille
76,877 3:32 2002-05-07
Networking - Remastered
Networking - Remastered
74,205 3:02 1989-10-12
Traveling In The Lightnin' - Remastered
Traveling In The Lightnin' - Remastered
73,018 3:07 1970-04-01
Let Nothing Come Between You
Let Nothing Come Between You
72,285 3:40 1982-01-01
Mohammed's Radio - Take 2 - 11/6/75
Mohammed's Radio - Take 2 - 11/6/75
69,660 4:02 1976-01-01
Join Me in L.A. - Take 2 - 11/20/75
Join Me in L.A. - Take 2 - 11/20/75
68,797 4:22 1976-01-01
Word of Mouth - Outtake
Word of Mouth - Outtake
68,340 4:00 1982-01-01
The French Inhaler - Take 1 - 1/13/76
The French Inhaler - Take 1 - 1/13/76
68,255 3:48 1976-01-01
Similar to Rain - 2008 Remaster
Similar to Rain - 2008 Remaster
67,320 3:27 1995-05-23
Gorilla - Remastered
Gorilla - Remastered
67,297 3:25 1970-04-01
Turbulence - Remastered
Turbulence - Remastered
65,008 4:07 1989-10-12
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - Alternate Version
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - Alternate Version
63,820 3:06 1976-01-01
Roland Chorale - Live Version
Roland Chorale - Live Version
61,407 1:30 1993-01-01
The Risk - Previously Unissued Outtake
The Risk - Previously Unissued Outtake
60,759 2:34 1982-01-01
Jungle Work - Live Version
Jungle Work - Live Version
59,564 4:54 1993-01-01
Mama Couldn't Be Pursuaded - Live WMMS 10/13/76
Mama Couldn't Be Pursuaded - Live WMMS 10/13/76
59,312 2:01 1976-01-01
Fiery Emblems - Remastered
Fiery Emblems - Remastered
58,705 3:14 1970-04-01
They Moved The Moon - Remastered
They Moved The Moon - Remastered
57,079 4:31 1989-10-12
Nobody's In Love This Year - Remastered
Nobody's In Love This Year - Remastered
54,570 4:21 1989-10-12
Gridlock - Remastered
Gridlock - Remastered
53,678 4:33 1989-10-12
Down In The Mall - Remastered
Down In The Mall - Remastered
49,878 4:28 1989-10-12
Renegade (Live)
Renegade (Live)
46,943 4:59 1992-01-01
Don't Let Us Get Sick - Solo Acoustic
Don't Let Us Get Sick - Solo Acoustic
46,307 3:12 2022-05-20
Workin' Man's Pay
Workin' Man's Pay
44,795 2:05 2022-05-20
Networking
Networking
42,346 3:14 1989-10-12
Some Kind Of Rider
Some Kind Of Rider
32,830 3:21 2022-05-20
Veracruz
Veracruz
32,482 3:32 2010-01-01
Warren Speaks On Songwriting And The Early Days Of His Career.
Warren Speaks On Songwriting And The Early Days Of His Career.
15,142 7:15 2022-05-20
Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner - Live
Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner - Live
14,990 4:35 2023-05-05
His Take On Steve Winwood's Classic, The Split Personality, Images And Inspirations In His Compositions.
His Take On Steve Winwood's Classic, The Split Personality, Images And Inspirations In His Compositions.
13,594 3:59 2022-05-20
Musings On Mortality, Song Noir, Religion In His Music And The King Of Rock N' Roll.
Musings On Mortality, Song Noir, Religion In His Music And The King Of Rock N' Roll.
11,326 5:08 2022-05-20
Poor Poor Pitiful Me - Live Cleveland '92
Poor Poor Pitiful Me - Live Cleveland '92
10,997 6:40 2022-02-02
Werewolves Of London - Remastered
Werewolves Of London - Remastered
10,782 5:48 2020-06-15
His feelings about the Rhino Records 2 CD anthology of his work, the size of his audience, having his music used on TV shows and movies, acting, performing and the response to “Don’t Let Us Get Sick.”
His feelings about the Rhino Records 2 CD anthology of his work, the size of his audience, having his music used on TV shows and movies, acting, performing and the response to “Don’t Let Us Get Sick.”
10,228 5:18 2022-05-20
Johnny Strikes Up The Band - Live
Johnny Strikes Up The Band - Live
10,210 3:00 2023-05-05
Carmelita - Remastered
Carmelita - Remastered
9,479 3:53 2020-06-15
A Chat About The Producers Of "Life'll Kill Ya," The Album's Stark Sound And Other Singers Covering His Songs.
A Chat About The Producers Of "Life'll Kill Ya," The Album's Stark Sound And Other Singers Covering His Songs.
9,451 5:10 2022-05-20
Johnny Strikes Up The Band - Live
Johnny Strikes Up The Band - Live
9,137 3:36 2020-10-27
Desperados Under The Eaves - Remastered
Desperados Under The Eaves - Remastered
8,996 5:09 2020-06-15
Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner - Live
Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner - Live
8,731 4:34 2020-10-27
Poor Poor Pitiful Me - Live
Poor Poor Pitiful Me - Live
8,679 4:09 2023-05-05
Mama Couldn't Be Persuaded - Remastered
Mama Couldn't Be Persuaded - Remastered
8,472 3:24 2020-06-15
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - Remastered
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - Remastered
8,469 3:55 2020-06-15
A Certain Girl - Live
A Certain Girl - Live
7,768 3:14 2020-10-27
Tenderness On The Block - Live
Tenderness On The Block - Live
7,574 4:02 2023-05-05
Jeannie Needs A Shooter - Live
Jeannie Needs A Shooter - Live
7,142 4:44 2020-10-27
Excitable Boy - Live
Excitable Boy - Live
7,091 4:03 2020-10-27
Jungle Work - Live
Jungle Work - Live
7,088 7:03 2020-10-27
Poor, Poor Pitiful Me - Live
Poor, Poor Pitiful Me - Live
6,797 4:48 2020-10-27
Hasten Down The Wind - Remastered
Hasten Down The Wind - Remastered
6,527 3:46 2020-06-15
Play It All Night Long - Live Cleveland '92
Play It All Night Long - Live Cleveland '92
6,277 6:27 2022-02-02
The Overdraft - Live
The Overdraft - Live
6,241 2:45 2020-10-27
Simple Man, Simple Dreams - Live
Simple Man, Simple Dreams - Live
6,187 2:59 2020-10-27
The French Inhaler - Remastered
The French Inhaler - Remastered
5,908 3:50 2020-06-15
Werewolves Of London - Live
Werewolves Of London - Live
5,737 8:19 2020-10-27
Charlie's Medicine - Live
Charlie's Medicine - Live
5,606 5:16 2020-10-27
Poor Poor Pitiful Me - Remastered
Poor Poor Pitiful Me - Remastered
5,490 4:15 2020-06-15
Accidentally Like A Martyr - Live
Accidentally Like A Martyr - Live
5,422 5:01 2020-10-27
Mohammed's Radio - Remastered
Mohammed's Radio - Remastered
5,420 3:51 2020-06-15
The Envoy - Live
The Envoy - Live
5,378 3:56 2020-10-27
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - Live Cleveland '92
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - Live Cleveland '92
5,203 3:07 2022-02-02
Excitable Boy - Live
Excitable Boy - Live
5,020 3:27 2023-05-05
Mohammed's Radio - Live
Mohammed's Radio - Live
4,955 4:35 2023-05-05
Werewolves of London - Live
Werewolves of London - Live
4,899 4:46 2023-05-05
Band Intros - Live
Band Intros - Live
4,883 1:41 2020-10-27
Lawyers, Guns, & Money - Live
Lawyers, Guns, & Money - Live
4,568 4:08 2023-05-05