I’m the innocent bystander … somehow I got stuck (Warren Zevon in 1978)

On Feb. 25, 1978, Warren Zevon’s Excitable Boy debuted on the Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart at #89. The album would go to #8.

This was Warren Zevon’s second album (if you don’t count the 1970 LP, Wanted Dead or Alive, that he released under the name Zevon … so let’s not), and the second album he produced with Jackson Browne and guitarist Waddy Wachtel.

Several tracks from Excitable Boy received frequent airplay on album-oriented-rock FM stations across the US, and “Werewolves of London” (which featured Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood and John McVie on drums and bass, respectively) was a hit on Top 40 AM radio—reaching #21 on the Billboard Hot 100.

I especially liked the way the album ended … with a rockin’ little ditty titled “Lawyers, Guns and Money” … and wanting more.


“Werewolves of London”  (“…his hair was perfect …”)

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