11 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On one level, Warren Zevon's 1976 album was like the emergence of the '70s L.A. singer/songwriter realm's unruly id. The rampaging, hedonistic "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead," the decadent druggie ballad "Carmelita," and the outrageous exploits of "Poor Pitiful Me" set Zevon up as the enfant terrible of the aforementioned scene. But songs like the gorgeous ballad "Hasten Down the Wind" reveal that he was just as adept at crafting a comely tune as buddies like Jackson Browne, who happened to produce the album.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On one level, Warren Zevon's 1976 album was like the emergence of the '70s L.A. singer/songwriter realm's unruly id. The rampaging, hedonistic "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead," the decadent druggie ballad "Carmelita," and the outrageous exploits of "Poor Pitiful Me" set Zevon up as the enfant terrible of the aforementioned scene. But songs like the gorgeous ballad "Hasten Down the Wind" reveal that he was just as adept at crafting a comely tune as buddies like Jackson Browne, who happened to produce the album.

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