The Singer/Songwriter movement of the 70’s produced many great artists. Although, our next selection, Warren Zevon is primarily known for just one song “Werewolves of London” my many people, a deeper look at his career shows a man who was among the most respected of his genre.
Warren Zevon used his dry sardonic sense of humor which when interspersed with political and historical context set him apart from the others. His peers such as Jackson Browne, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen have called him the greatest songwriter and praise from those giants should never go unnoticed. Zevon never lost his wit even faced with terminal cancer and he was able to produce some of his most poignant work ever. Based on other Singer/Songwriters already in the Hall, Zevon has a decent chance for induction.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
U.S.A. (Los Angeles)
Why He Will Get In:
He has the critical respect and his legacy may very well rise in death.
Why He Won’t Get In:
If the Hall did not induct when they knew he was dying, why should they do that now?
Warren Zevon (1976)
Excitable Boy (1978)
Mr. Bad Example (1991)
The Wind (2003)
Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:
Poor, Poor Pitiful Me (From Warren Zevon, 1976)
Desperadoes Under the Eaves (From Warren Zevon, 1976)
Werewolves of London (From Excitable Boy, 1978)
Lawyers, Guns and Money (From Excitable Boy, 1978)
My Shit’s Fucked Up (From Life’ll Kill Ya, 2000)