That time Warren Zevon told me that “Werewolves of London” wasn’t as big a hit as people think

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By Steve Newton

As we enter a new year I find myself thinking: “Man, there aren’t many singer-songwriters like Warren Zevon around anymore.”

That dude was one of a kind, that’s for sure.

In my 35-plus years of interviewing musicians, chatting with him has gotta be in my Top 10.

Too bad I only got to do it once. 😦

It was back in 1992, when he was touring behind his Mr. Bad Example album, with Vancouver pop-rock greats the Odds as his backing band.

At one point I asked him if he was surprised how big a hit his 1978 single “Werewolves of London” was.

Turns out maybe it wasn’t.

Have a listen:

 

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2 responses to “That time Warren Zevon told me that “Werewolves of London” wasn’t as big a hit as people think

  1. Every single song on the 1978’s Excitable Boy, including “Werewolves”, is fabulous, if not perfect, One of the greatest albums that I’ve had the pleasure to hear! Happy 2017 Newt!

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