Album of the Day
By the time Warren Zevon cut his self-titled major label debut in 1976, the performer had a decade in the music business under his belt - singing in a folk-rock duo, penning commercial jingles and leading the Everly Brothers' band, among other duties. The years of experience and associations paid off handsomely on WARREN ZEVON, which boasts a superb set of songs and all-star support from the likes of producer Jackson Browne and members of Fleetwood Mac, The Beach Boys and Eagles. Warren's 11 sardonic originals include “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” “Hasten Down The Wind,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me” and “Carmelita” (the latter three all covered by Linda Ronstadt), and bristle with biting wit. Warren Zevon was born on this day in 1947, and his eponymous Asylum album shows one of SoCal's darkest singer-songwriters in a very flattering light.