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Five from the Archive: Zevon in ’78

ZevonIt’s been just over six years since Warren Zevon died. He left behind an impressive body of work.

In 2005, Jordan Zevon gave the Live Music Archive permission to host unreleased live recordings of his pop’s work. All the tracks listed here are from shows in 1978, the year he released Excitable Boy, which had his biggest hit, “Werewolves of London.”

Below are five of the best tracks from the four shows available, all part of the Warren Zevon’s Traveling Circus tour.

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Top Five Covers by Umphrey’s McGee

Umphrey's McGee at RothburyUmphrey’s McGee is a jam band, which means they’re great to see live.

At Rothbury this year, they played a great cover of “Comfortably Numb” (YouTube). They have a reputation for playing good covers, particularly Floyd. So I was stoked when a buddy of mine told me about the upcoming show at Michigan Theater on October 2. I got tickets, and it got me thinking about their repertoire of covers. How varied? Eclectic? Well executed? Lucky for you and me, they let people tape their shows, and they let those tapers post their recordings to the Internet Music Archive.

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