Warren Zevon’s third album achieved strong commercial success, reaching its peak at 8th position on the Billboard pop charts in 1978. Excitable Boy remains Zevon’s highest-selling record, a darkly comical string of incredible narratives and parables that beg for multiple listenings. Werewolves of London climbed to #21 on the charts, and the album’s title song stands out as a more than memorable tune.
But it’s the oft-covered Lawyers, Guns and Money that’s always been my favorite on the record. And I just found this video of Zevon playing an acoustic guitar that was broadcast by the BBC on Christmas 1994, in a show called Words and Music: American writers. Let’s all marvel at the coolness: