Friday, July 12 2013
Ten years have passed since the death of Warren Zevon, undoubtedly the most underrated of the great American songwriters. With his acerbic, graceful, and macabre wit still lingering long after his death, PopMatters looks back on his most lasting lyrical contributions.
Thursday, October 11 2012
If you're hooked on the sad song, you never stop looking for the next good one.
Thursday, January 8 2009
Dark, powerful, and intelligent, Zevon's self-titled album is an underappreciated masterpiece.
Tuesday, May 29 2007
Thursday, May 24 2007
Paints a fuller portrait of a talent who remains underrated despite it all.
Warren Zevon's ex-wife portrays him as a genius -- and a tyrant.
Wednesday, May 2 2007
All hail the excitable boy genius of studio-savvy singer/songwriter-dom. PopMatters examines the new slate of Zevon re-issues.
Sunday, February 29 2004
The power of the film resides in Zevon's directness. He never seems to forget that he's dying, yet he keeps his life from taking on either a romantic sheen or a pitiful skin.
Wednesday, August 27 2003
The Wind is the most unusual of gifts, in this case a final album from a very twisted songwriter, a collection recorded after receiving the most dreadful news, that his life could be over in a few months.
Wednesday, July 31 2002
When Zevon drops the wise guy shtick, he often achieves the same enigmatic sweetness that seeped into Leonard Cohen’s music about 20 years ago.