Excitable Boy

Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1978 Ratings: #43 / 96
User Score
Based on 31 ratings
Liked by 1 person
January 18, 1978 / Release Date
LP / Format
Asylum / Label
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An amazing record, with some nice dark sarcastic lyrics with such a playful tone and alongside Warren Zevon's best songs such as Werewolves of London being the most recognizable, and also I'm sorry for you if you find it annoying but that song is fantastic. Excitable Boy should be remembered as one of the better Pop Rock albums of the 70's.

Track Review

Johnny Strikes up the Band 9/10
Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner 9.5/10
Exitable Boy 10/10
Werewolves of London 10/10
Accidentally Like ... read more
All time favorite singer-songwriter. Those who know, know what I'm talking about.
So pretty much everyone know about "Werewolves of London" ... this is the LP that classic comes from. Spent last evening listening all the way through for the first (several) times - what a great record! Echoes of Dylan, Springsteen, but with a much darker (and darkly humourous) sensibility in the lyrics. The title track is pure black comedy, and closer "Lawyers, Guns and Money" is also a gas. Another standout is "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner," a ... read more
9. Nighttime in the Switching Yard
8. Johnny Strikes Up the Band
7. Lawyers, Guns and Money
6. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
5. Veracruz
4. Excitable Boy
3. Tenderness on the Block
2. Accidentally Like a Martyr
1. Werewolves of London
Werewolves of London has the most annoying hook in the history of all music.
You can’t change my mind.
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Track List

  1. Johnny Strikes Up the Band
  2. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
  3. Excitable Boy
  4. Werewolves of London
  5. Accidentally Like a Martyr
  6. Nighttime in the Switching Yard
  7. Veracruz
  8. Tenderness on the Block
  9. Lawyers, Guns and Money
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Added on: November 16, 2014