In His Own Words: Warren Zevon On the “Werewolves of London” / Hunter S. Thompson ‘rip-off’

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“I find his (Hunter S. Thompson) presence immanently calming. I try to tell people that aside from the fact that we got the idea for the song from a suggestion by Phil Everly, “Werewolves of London,” from my point of view as a co-writer, is a rip-off of Hunter S. Thompson. I can’t imagine why people don’t see that. And I must tell you that Hunter doesn’t see it, because Hunter’s too modest. He’s a real gentleman. He’s a genius who doesn’t have that capacity to worry about what people have taken from him, which of course, my whole generation has derived a great deal from him. But he can be a real good friend, he can be a more reliable friend than a lot of people who aren’t on the same…wavelength.”




1947 – 2003


(quotes is from the 2000 Rolling Stone interview)


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