I love Warren’s hard-rocking, crazy numbers. I adore his heart-rending love songs. And, yeah, I get a charge out of his awesomely insane, “I bet you never thought someone’d write a song about this” music, too.
But the man also wrote some powerful, introspective, melancholy music. Such a song is “Mohammed’s Radio,” from his 1976 album Warren Zevon (just in case you forgot who was makin’ the pretty music…)
The song is just as potent today as it would have been in the 1970s:
Everybody’s desperate trying to make ends meet
Work all day, still can’t pay
The price of gasoline and meat
Alas their lives are incomplete