Shooter Jennings And The Werewolves Of Los Angeles Do Zevon
Live Zevon Tribute Album Due Nov. 3!
3x GRAMMY Award-winner Shooter Jennings is celebrating the songs of the late, great Warren Zevon with SHOOTER JENNINGS AND THE WEREWOLVES OF LOS ANGELES DO ZEVON, an all-new live album arriving via BCR Media on Friday, November 3. Pre-orders are available HERE
Recorded in concert at Monterey, CA’s Rebels & Renegades Music Festival and featuring wall-to-wall Zevon favorites, SHOOTER JENNINGS AND THE WEREWOLVES OF LOS ANGELES DO ZEVON is heralded by today’s premiere of an official live performance video for “Excitable Boy,” premiering today across all platforms. Watch HERE
Shooter Jennings and the Werewolves of Los Angeles – which includes multi-instrumentalist Brian Whelan (Dwight Yoakum, Jim Lauderdale) alongside longtime Jennings collaborators drummer Jamie Douglass, bassist Ted Russell Kamp, and guitarist John Schreffler – made a memorable debut at 2022’s Rebels & Renegades Music Festival in Monterey, CA, highlighted by a rousing rendition of Zevon’s timeless anthem of desperation, “Lawyers, Guns and Money,” streaming now at YouTube following its exclusive premiere via Rolling Stone. The band next lit up the City of Angels with SHOOTER JENNINGS AND THE WEREWOLVES OF LOS ANGELES DO ZEVON AT THE ROXY, held during GRAMMY Week at the world-famous Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, CA.
Next up, Shooter Jennings and the Werewolves of Los Angeles will head east for their eagerly awaited NYC debut, set for November 1 at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Made. For complete details and remaining ticket availability, please see shooterjennings.com/tour
“This last year we had a blast doing two separate shows paying tribute to one of my favorite artists of all time, Los Angeles legend Warren Zevon,” says Shooter Jennings. “When Zevon was picked to be potentially inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year we, along with millions of Zevon fans, were hoping that he would finally get his due in the halls of Rock & Roll History. Unfortunately, Zevon didn't make it in this year and won't be honored on November 4, 2023 in New York City at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. Upon hearing this news, the Werewolves of Los Angeles gathered in our Wolfcave to discuss what we could do about it. We decided that even though Warren wasn't going into the Hall of Fame, that we could take a special trip up to New York City that weekend and do our own celebration of Warren's bad-ass music.”
1. Lawyers, Guns and Money
2. Excitable Boy
3. Mama Couldn't Be Persuaded
4. Mohammed's Radio
5. I Was in the House When the House Burned Down
6. My Shit's Fucked Up
1. Poor Poor Pitiful Me
2. Dirty Life and Times
3. Werewolves of London
4. The French Inhaler
5. Desperados Under the Eaves
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THE WIND - RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE
Available At Your Local Record Store April 22, 2023
Released in 2003 to critical acclaim, "The Wind" is the final album from Warren Zevon, released just one month before the legendary rockstar's death. 2023 marks both the 20th anniversary of the album's release and Zevon's passing. The album features the Zevon classics "Dirty Life and Times" and "Keep Me in Your Heart" as well as guest spots by Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris and Joe Walsh.
This 20th Anniversary Edition of "The Wind" has been remastered specially for vinyl from original source materials under the supervision of original producers Noah Snyder and Jorge Calderón. It also features an expansive, color booklet featuring track-by-track liner notes by Snyder and Calderón as well as never-before-seen session pictures and ephemera.
1. "Dirty Life and Times"
2. "Disorder in the House"
3. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
4. "Numb as a Statue"
5. "She's Too Good for Me"
6. "Prison Grove"
7. "El Amor de Mi Vida"
8. "The Rest of the Night"
9. "Please Stay"
10. "Rub Me Raw"
11. "Keep Me in Your Heart"
Black, standard weight vinyl
More info HERE.
Excitable Boy From Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Numbered 180g 45RPM Vinyl 2LP and Hybrid Stereo SACD Available Now!
Excitable Boy established Warren Zevon as rock’s gonzo figurehead
— or, as Jackson Browne aptly called him, “the first and foremost
proponent of song noir.” A supreme collision of over-caffeinated
energy, acerbic wit, dark humor, irreverent reporting, bittersweet
romance, swept-under-the-rug truth, and illicit desire sent up with
booze, pills, and therapist confessions, the breakthrough album
zeroes in on frightening aspects of American culture with an
incisiveness that’s even sharper today than upon the effort’s release
in 1978. Its hard-boiled narratives owe to a tradition established by
Raymond Chandler, continued by Hunter S. Thompson, and carried
into the 21st century by Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator
Vince Gilligan. And the music has never sounded so excitable.
Sourced from the original analog master tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s
numbered-edition 180g 45RPM 2LP set and hybrid SACD elevate
the best-selling album of Zevon’s career to audiophile status.
Co-produced by Browne and Waddy Wachtel — and featuring
contributions by members of Fleetwood Mac plus Linda Rondstadt,
J.D. Souther, and Browne — the platinum-certified record now
plays with a verve and explosivity that match its subject matter.
Listeners will experience wide separation between the instruments;
full-range dynamics; sterling transparency that draws a throughline
to the original sessions at the Sound Factory; and a presence
that enhances the body and tenor of Zevon’s vocals. Like the hairy
creatures in “Werewolves of London” and the ghosts wandering the
corridors of Excitable Boy, Zevon’s legacy still runs amok via the
grooves of his finest studio work. Draw blood, indeed.
1. Johnny Strikes Up the Band
2. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
3. Excitable Boy
1. Werewolves of London
2. Accidentally Like a Martyr
1. Nighttime in the Switching Yard
1. Tenderness on the Block
2. Lawyers, Guns, and Money
Preludes: Rare and Unreleased Recordings
2LP Black Vinyl Release June 24, 2022
Limited Golden Galaxy colored vinyl from New
You asked, New West Records listened! Following last year's instant sell-out
on blue vinyl for Record Store Day, New West Records is re-releasing Preludes
as a 2LP 150g black vinyl set on June 24, 2022 to all major retailers. An
exclusive golden galaxy colored vinyl set will be available for New West
Records online store customers only, limited to 1,000 copies. Streaming
versions are also available via Spotify
, and Amazon
Preludes 2 LP
West Records: 2 LP
West Records: 2LP Golden Galaxy Vinyl
The Warren Zevon / Friday Music Series Continues
Excitable Boy on 180 Gram Translucent Red Audiophile Vinyl!
1978 would never be the same, a relatively obscure but much respected
rock singer/songwriter from Chicago named Warren Zevon released his third
album on Asylum Records, and as 3 turned out to be his lucky charm, "Excitable
Boy" would go on to be one of the most enjoyable rock albums of the classic
Complete with a number of hit radio tracks like "Johnny Strikes Up The
Band" and "Excitable Boy", the album really took off with airplay on the
seasonal favorite "Werewolves Of London" as well as the album hard rock
closer "Lawyer, Guns And Money", and with all of this going on, Warren
Zevon would be on very successful journey for the next few decades until
his untimely death in 2003.
Early on in his career, the late great Warren Zevon would find his earlier
songs and productions on albums from the likes of The Turtles, The Everly
Brothers, but his currency took off when Linda Ronstadt recorded several
of his songs like "Hasten Down The Wind" and "Poor Poor Pitiful Me", where
he would find a much larger audience and support from fellow Asylum Records
artists like Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne.
Jackson Browne for years was playing "Werewolves Of London" in concert
and would talk about Warren Zevon, especially at shows in Bryn Mawr, PA
at the famous Main Point club. So, it was a natural progression when Jackson
and guitar slinger Waddy Wachtel would go on to produce the "Excitable
Featuring all of the amazing songs already mentioned, as well as more
great fare like "Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner" "Accidently Like
A Martyr" and "Veracruz", the Excitable Boy album would be his most famous
album and continues to be an important fabric of the then burgeoning Los
Angeles music scene from the late 60's into the late 70's.
Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne and Waddy Watchtel brought many of their
friends on board for the party, like Linda Ronstadt, Mick Fleetwood and
John McVie from Fleetwood Mac, Leland Skalar, Russell Kunkel, Jorge Calderon,
Jeff Porcaro from Toto/Steely Dan, and so many other notables, it really
was an amazing time for classic rock fans.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music and artistry of the great Warren
Zevon, therefore we are very pleased to announce the super limited first
time ever 180 Gram Translucent Red Vinyl edition of "Excitable Boy."
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Warren Zevon/Linda Ronstadt/Byrds)
from the original Asylum Record tapes, this will become a much sought
after audiophile vinyl title for classic rock connoisseurs everywhere.
For this amazing release, we are also including the original Lp artwork
graphics, as well as the rare inner sleeve, complete with lyrics.
Preludes: Rare and Unreleased Recordings
2LP RSD Release Coming June 12, 2021!
Following Warren Zevon's death in 2003, his son Jordan Zevon discovered 126 unreleased outtakes and demos in a piano-sized touring case. This discovery would be distilled down to the best of these recordings and eventually released on the 2007 2CD set titled Preludes. When the album was released, it featured sixteen unreleased recordings from Zevon's personal archives, as well as six never-before released songs and a five-part 2000 interview with KGSR's Jody Denberg.
Now, for the first vinyl release, Preludes will be pressed on two Sky Blue vinyl LPs, and features all of the exclusive bonus tracks as well as a beautiful 20-page perfect bound book, all packaged in a hardbound slipcase. Limited to 3000 units worldwide.
Side 1 (22:28)
1-1 Empty Hearted Town* 3:04
1-2 Steady Rain* 4:18
1-3 Join Me In L.A 2:27
1-4 Hasten Down The Wind 2:30
1-5 Werewolves Of London 3:36
1-6 Tule's Blues 3:02
1-7 The French Inhaler 3:31
Side 2 (22:54)
2-1 Going All The Way* 2:15
2-2 Poor Poor Pitiful Me 3:09
2-3 Studebaker* 2:24
2-4 Accidentally Like A Martyr 3:05
2-5 Carmelita 3:56
2-6 I Used To Ride So High 2:43
2-7 Stop Rainin' Lord* 2:11
2-8 - Back In The Highlife 3:11
Side 3 (21:12)
3-1 The Rosarita Beach Cafe* 4:08
3-2 Desperados Under The Eaves 3:44
3-3 Workin' Man's Pay* 2:06
3-4 Frozen Notes 1:42
3-5 Some Kind Of Rider* 3:20
3-6 I Was In The House When The House Burned Down 3:02
3-7 Don't Let Us Get Sick (Solo Acoustic) 3:10
Side 4 (21:28)
4-1 Warren Speaks On Songwriting And The Early Days Of His Career. 7:14
4-2 Musings On Mortality, Song Noir, Religion In His Music And The King Of Rock N' Roll. 5:07
4-3 A Chat About The Producers Of "Life'll Kill Ya", The Album's Stark Sound And Other Singers Covering His Songs. 5:09
4-4 His Take On Steve Winwood's Classic, The Split Personality, Images And Inspirations In His Compositions. 3:58
4-5 His feelings about the Rhino Records 2 CD anthology of his work, the size of his audience, having his music used on TV shows and movies, acting, performing and the response to "Don't Let Us Get Sick." 5:18
*denotes a song never before released on any Warren Zevon album
More info can be found here
Stand In The Fire: Live At The Roxy Deluxe Edition LP
Each month, fans help choose which out-of-print, new-to-vinyl or previously unreleased records Run Out Groove will put into production. The results are in, and Warren Zevon's 1980 live album Stand In The Fire: Recorded Live At The Roxy is getting the deluxe vinyl treatment.
Pre-order opens: August 27, 2020
Pre-order closes: October 8, 2020
Street date (tentative): February 12, 2021
About The Release
- First reissue on vinyl in the US since the 1980s.
- Deluxe edition is expanded to a 2LP set that includes 10 bonus tracks: 4 songs previously unavailable on vinyl and 6 songs previously unreleased on any format.
- Lacquers cut at Sam Phillips Studio, pressed on 180g black vinyl, comes in a deluxe tip-on style gatefold jacket and features previously unseen photos and an insert.
- Limited and individually numbered based on pre-orders. One time pressing!
1. Stand In The Fire 3:26
2. Jeannie Needs A Shooter 4:00
3. Excitable Boy 3:52
4. Mohammed's Radio 4:45
5. Werewolves Of London 4:48
1. Lawyers, Guns and Money 3:49
2. The Sin 3:18
3. Poor Poor Pitiful Me 4:08
4. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead 4:28
5. Bo Diddley's A Gunslinger / Bo Diddley 4:15
1. Johnny Strikes Up The Band 3:22 *previously unavailable on vinyl
2. Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner 4:29 *previously unreleased
3. Play It All Night Long 3:53 *previously unavailable on vinyl
4. Night Time In The Switching Yard 4:31 *previously unreleased
5. Gorilla You're A Desperado 2:44 *previously unreleased
1. Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School 3:44 *previously unreleased
2. The Sin (alternate slightly longer version) 4:09 *previously unreleased
3. Frank and Jesse James 4:14 *previously unavailable on vinyl
4. Hasten Down The Wind 3:02 *previously unavailable on vinyl
5. A Certain Girl 5:35 *previously unreleased
Warren Zevon Featured In Mojo Magazine 322
The recording of Warren Zevon's final album, The Wind, is the focus of Mojo's September 2020 Time Machine section. Memories of Zevon's Grammy Award winning album, recorded during his final year, are recalled by quotes from co-producer Jorge Calderón and son Jordan. Included are pictures of Zevon's final performance on The Late Show with David Letterman, private images with his daughter, Ariel and recording the album with friends.
Elsewhere in the issue, a never-before published interview with David Bowie, plus stories and song with unusual perspectives on rock's changeling. Also in this issue: the crazy tale of The Clash's Sandinista!; PJ Harvey's irresistible rise; Joni Mitchell on the enigmatic David Blue; X revisit the grime and the glory of LA's punk heyday; legendary label boss/A&R Clive Davis on Janis, Bruce, Aretha, Patti and more.
Mojo Magazine is available at your local book retailer and on Amazon here
Warren Zevon's Greatest Hits (According To Judd Apatow)
Judd Apatow, producer/director of Anchorman, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Bridesmaids, and many more, celebrates Warren Zevon's back catalog with a new, limited vinyl release exclusively for Record Store Day 2020. Produced and curated by Apatow and Bill Inglot, Warren Zevon's Greatest Hits (According To Judd Apatow) collects Judd's favorite hits, live performances and deep cuts.
Every year, Apatow celebrates Warren Zevon's life with a tribute at Largo in Los Angeles, featuring performances by Zevon's friends. For this curated release, a bonus track from the March 2016 Largo Show performed by Taylor Goldsmith (of the band Dawes) and Blake Mills is included alongside twelve classic Zevon performances.
A portion of proceeds from this album go to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit organization, for which Jordan Zevon has served as the National Spokesperson for 15 years. In 2003, his father, musician Warren Zevon, passed away from mesothelioma, a preventable asbestos-caused cancer that takes thousands of lives each year.
Warren Zevon's Greatest Hits (According To Judd Apatow) is available exclusively in brick and mortar record stores for the annual Record Store Day event on October 24, 2020. Limited edition of 4,500 from Rhino Records.
2. The Indifference Of Heaven
3. Accidentally Live A Martyr
4. Backs Turned Looking Down The Path
6. Desperados Under The Eaves
7. Something Bad Happened To A Clown (Live performance by Taylor Goldsmith & Blake Mills)
1. Junko Pardner (by Hindu Love Gods)
2. The French Inhaler (Live from London, 1992)
3. Mohammed's Radio (Live from The Roxy, 1980)
4. Werewolves Of London (Live from The Roxy, 1980)
5. Poor Poor Pitiful Me (Live from The Roxy , 1980)
6. Hasten Down The Wind (Live from New York, 1992)
Life'll Kill Ya 20th Anniversary Vinyl
Following a decade of stagnation and waning interest, legendary singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, who masked his soft-side with his sarcastic, lyrical prose, entered the new millennium with his acclaimed 10th studio album Life'll Kill Ya. Though the album predated Zevon's fatal cancer diagnosis by two years, its title track, as well as standout cuts like My Shit's Fucked Up and Don't Let Us Get Sick, brought the album critical praise as a "mournful lament on the aging process and the inevitable decay that accompanies it."
Available June 20, 2020 for the first time on vinyl, and limited to 1000 copies, Ship To Shore PhonoCo's 20th anniversary reissue of Life'll Kill Ya features brand-new, expanded liner notes and never-before-seen photos from Zevon's son, Jordan, Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), as well as collaborator Jorge Calderón.
1. I Was in the House When the House Burned Down
2. Life'll Kill Ya
3. For My Next Trick I'll Need a Volunteer
4. Porcelain Monkey
5. I'll Slow You Down
1. Dirty Little Religion
2. Back in the High Life Again
3. My Shit's Fucked Up
4. Fistful of Rain
5. Ourselves to Know
6. Don't Let Us Get Sick
Rhino releases Excitable Boy On Glow-In-The-Dark Vinyl
Rhino is kicking off 2020 with the annual Start Your Ear Off Right campaign! Beginning on Friday, January 10th and continuing throughout the month, Rhino is releasing limited edition vinyl titles from some of the most celebrated acts in music including: The Replacements, Bad Company, Deep Purple, MC5, Stevie Nicks, Warren Zevon, Uncle Tupelo, Devo, Van Morrison, Angelo Badalamenti, Ramones, and Sex Pistols. These will be available at participating independent and brick and mortar retail outlets.
Warren Zevon's top selling 1978 album, Excitable Boy, will be available January 17, 2020 on exclusive red glow-in-the-dark vinyl. Limited to 3,350.
1. Johnny Strikes Up The Band
2. Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
3. Excitable Boy
4. Werewolves Of London
5. Accidentally Like A Martyr
1. Nighttime In The Switching Yard
3. Tenderness On The Block
4. Lawyers, Guns And Money