Q: I found a record called Off The Wall
by Smokestack Lightnin'. It says "Sandy Zevon" is playing guitar and possibly keyboard. Is this Warren?
A: Yes. In the 1995 Goldmine interview, WZ said, "I had a nickname from my surfer days, which was ‘Sandy.' But then, I had a cousin, Sandy Zevon, who's a surgeon. It's quite true."
Q: Are there other records not his own on which WZ appears?
A: Yes. In spite of the following story, there's a surprising number of recordings with WZ on them.
From a 1995 interview with Gerrie Lim:
GL: You're not known to guest on other people's records. Why is that?
WZ: No one ever asks.
GL: Well, I'll print this so maybe you'll get asked.
WZ: Someone said that to me in the course of an interview years ago in response to my response. And still, no one asks. (We both laugh) I guess I'm perceived as somebody who plays his own songs and that's it. Perhaps it's true.
But Mr. Zevon appears on:
Michael Wolff's Christmas Moods
Billy Bob Thornton's The Edge of the World
Deadicated - a Tribute to the Grateful Dead
The Odds' Bedbugs
Don Henley's I Can't Stand Still
Phil Ochs' Pleasures of the Harbor
The Everly Brothers' Home Again and Stories We Could Tell
Phil Everly's Mystic Line and Star Spangled Springer
The Turtles' Solid Zinc
Smokestack Lightnin's Off the Wall (as Sandy Zevon)
Kerouac's Kicks Joy Darkness
Mr. Zevon also appears on a double disc set that was an outgrowth of the Rock Bottom Remainders. It's called Stranger Than Fiction
by "the Wrockers." WZ wrote the liner notes.
He plays guitar on Dave Barry's "Tupperware Blues" (Dave even says, "Go get 'em, Warren" to introduce the solo), keyboard on Stephen King's "Stand By Me" and he sings the "Ike" part on Tananrive Due's "Proud Mary" - who knew his voice could get THAT low?
The double disc set, contrary to public opinion, is NOT out of print and may be purchased at least through Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... %3D2-2/ref
(Thanks to Vicki for the link)