The prolific Californian multi-instrumentalist also played with Ry Cooder, Rod Stewart and Linda Ronstadt during a storied career.
‘Shooter Jennings & The Werewolves Of Los Angeles Do Zevon’ takes place at The Roxy in L.A on 3 February.
Featuring guests as diverse as Neil Young, R.E.M. and George Clinton, ‘Sentimental Hygiene’ remains an important Warren Zevon album.
Another smart missive from a fearless songwriter, ‘The Envoy’ found Warren Zevon bringing synthesisers into his sound.
Recorded with the cream of 70s musicians, the songs on Warren Zevon’s self-titled album unfold like a well-developed story.
Recorded while Warren Zevon was suffering from cancer, ‘My Ride’s Here’ was a typically dark-humoured meditation on life and death.
Recorded while on tour in 1992, ‘Learning To Flinch’ found Warren Zevon performing acoustic versions of his classic songs.
Written in the wake of rehab and a broken marriage, ‘Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School’ reflected Warren Zevon’s guilt and remorse.
The best Warren Zevon songs reveal the songwriter – ‘a moralist in cynic’s clothing’ – to have been one of the most gifted talents in music.
A masterpiece of subversive songwriting, the ‘Excitable Boy’ album found Warren Zevon joking about things no one had joked about before.
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