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: