My 50 Favorite Albums (continued)

Excitable_boy"I went home with the waitress, the way I always do.  How was I to know she was with the russians too?  …  Send lawyers guns and money, the shit has hit the fan"

These lyrics sum up the warped, funny, wacky, and brilliant mind of Warren Zevon.

This record, Excitable Boy, came out in 1978 and immediately changed my opinion of southern california rock.  In my metal crazed mind, So Cal rock was soft stuff that required an instant change of radio station.

But when Warren strikes up the band on this record, he shows the So Cal rock can be great and it is throughout this record.

As one Amazon reviewer states, "This is a great party album, or one for a hot Saturday afternoon
sitting on the back porch watching the birds play in the back yard with
a couple of open Sam Adams. It’s a great, classic rock album."

That it is.  And now its in the Top 50 where it belongs.