Warren Zevon had only one Top 10 album in his career, 1978's 'Excitable Boy.'
Warren Zevon got a fresh start on a new label on Jan. 25, 2000 with 'Life'll Kill Ya.'
We count down our 10 favorite songs by the excitable boy himself, Warren Zevon.
With his third album 'Excitable Boy,' released in January 1978, Warren Zevon finally broke through the gates of the mainstream to become a bonafide success.
Warren Zevon knew he was dying when he began recording his final album in the fall of 2002. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma just a few weeks before the recording sessions started for 'The Wind,' and he had a set of new mournful songs about mortality plus the usual assortment of familiar themes ready to go.
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. But it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times — and there’s no better time for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
Sixteen years before he died of lung cancer in 2003, Warren Zevon recorded a song about a blue-collar worker that pretty much foreshadowed his own death. 'The Factory' appeared on Zevon's 1987 comeback album 'Sentimental Hygiene,' and chronicles the life of a man who grows up to be a factory worker just like his dad.