is the second Warren Zevon studio album by American musician Warren Zevon. This album was recorded in 1975 and released on May 10, 1976, by Asylum Records. A remastered version of the album with special bonus tracks was released in 2008 by Rhino Records.
Critical reception [ edit ]
(1981), Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies Robert Christgau wrote: "I am suspicious of singer-songwriters who draw attention to phrases like 'hasten down the wind,' and I would suggest a moratorium on songs about the James Brothers that don't also rhyme 'pollution' and 'solution.' But I like the way Zevon resists pigeonholes like ' country-rock' while avoiding both the banal and the mystagogical, and I like quatrains like: 'And if California slides into the ocean/Like the mystics and statistics say it will/I predict this motel will be standing/Until I pay my bill.'"
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written by Warren Zevon.
Personnel [ edit ]
Warren Zevon -
harmonica, piano, rhythm guitar, string arrangements, vocals
Jackson Browne - harmony vocals on tracks 2, 3 & 11, piano on track 10, slide guitar on track 3
Lindsey Buckingham - guitar on track 3, harmony vocals on tracks 5 & 7
Rosemary Butler - harmony vocals on track 10
Jorge Calderón - harmony vocals on tracks 8 & 11 Marty David - bass guitar on track 3
Ned Doheny - guitar on track 10
Phil Everly - harmony vocals on tracks 1 & 4
Glenn Frey - rhythm guitar on track 9, harmony vocals on tracks 6 & 9 The Gentlemen Boys - background vocals on track 11
Bob Glaub - bass guitar on tracks 1, 2, 4 - 7 & 9 - 11
Don Henley - harmony vocals on track 6 Billy Hinsche - harmony vocals on track 11
Bobby Keys - saxophone on tracks 5, 7 & 10
David Lindley - banjo on track 1, fiddle on tracks 1, 2 & 5, slide guitar on tracks 4 & 7, guitar on track 9
Gary Mallaber - drums on tracks 3 & 8 Roy Marinell - bass guitar on track 8
Stevie Nicks - vocals on track 7 & 10
Bonnie Raitt - harmony vocals on track 10
Fritz Richmond - jug on track 8 Sid Sharp - strings on tracks 4, 6 & 11
J.D. Souther - harmony vocals on tracks 2 & 11
Waddy Wachtel - guitar, vocals
Carl Wilson - harmony vocals on track 11, vocal arrangements Jai Winding - piano on track 5,
organ & synthesizer on track 10, vocals on track 11 Larry Zack - drums on tracks 1, 2, 4 - 7 & 9 - 11
The Gentlemen Boys consisted of: Jackson Browne, Jorge Calderón, Kenny Edwards, J. D. Souther and Waddy Wachtel.
Production [ edit ]
References [ edit ]