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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