Though he didn't know it at the time, Warren Zevon wrote a poignant epitaph to an extraordinary career, and recorded it on this amazing album. The Jack Daniels and alfafa rolls served at the recording sessions must have gone like hot cakes (excuse me), judging by the roll-call of West Coast luminaries - Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Glenn Frey, Lindsey Buckingham, David Lindley. Although not featuring his "big hit" (Werewolves of London), every song on this album is a classic. Buy it. He's sadly missed, and ought to be remembered for his great music, and humour in the face of his imminent demise. When asked by David Letterman what he would do, now that he had terminal cancer, he said "enjoy every sandwich". Top man.