Warren Zevon
Excitable Boy

1978 *****

1. Johnny Strikes Up the Band
2. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
3. Excitable Boy
4. Werewolves of London
5. Accidentally Like a Martyr
6. Nighttime in the Switching Yard
7. Veracruz
8. Tenderness on the Block
9. Lawyers, Guns and Money

Warren Zevon's first big hit of an album, Excitable Boy is a great, brisk listen. It boasts some of his greatest songs, and showcases his incredible talent all the way through. Although it's most notable for the inclusion of his most famous song, "Werewolves of London," that song is really the least impressive one here. Which is great news. As usual, Zevon has a lot of interesting things to say, and he delivers them with such power and interest that it's impossible not to absolutely love this album.

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