Classic Clips: David Lindley “Werewolves Of London” Sunday Night Live, 1989

It was sad news to hear that David Lindley has recently departed the planet. A supremely gifted musician, master of many stringed instruments, Lindley is best known for his work with Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon and Ry Cooder while his name crops up on dozens of A-listers albums including those of Dolly Parton and Rod Stewart.

From his beginnings in the trippy psychedelic band Kaleidoscope to his later ventures into world music, Lindley was always an enquiring mind, as keen to add an exotic eastern stringed instrument as he was a banjo or some wicked slide guitar blues to the songs he played on. In the 1980s he released several albums with under the flag of El Rayo-X, playing a brilliant mix of blues, new wave, reggae and Texicana and it’s to this era that we visit on this week’s classic clip as Lindley and El Rayo-X rip through Warren Zevon’s Werewolves Of London, captured on Sunday Night Live back in 1989. He does seem to be having fun.


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SUNDAY Night Live, not Saturday.