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The logo used by Warren Zevon for his works as an independent artist, a skull wearing shades and smoking a cigarette.

"The reason I put the skull with my glasses on every album is because it reminds me not to take myself seriously," Zevon said. "Most people do take themselves seriously in this job, but so as long as I have that skull wearing my glasses beaming back at me from my luggage tags and shit, it tends to remind me before it's too late, that I better lighten up a little bit."

"Zevon's semi-official 'logo,' which appeared on the back of many of his album covers, was a human skull with a lit cigarette in its mouth and wearing sunglasses - which turned out to be eerily prophetic (not to mention somewhat ironic, as the form of lung cancer that killed Zevon is one associated mainly with asbestos exposure, rather than cigarette smoke)." - Joshua, Twin Cities, MN

"At the time we also came to accept that the smoking skull was motivated by our team [Atlanta Renegades Rugby Football Club] logo which is a skull and crossbones and is featured on the shirts and jerseys we gave him over the years. We actually got free entrance to a 1990 show and the passes were black laminated clip-on badges with the skull in the background. Its white letters read "Warren Zevon Tour ‘90 V.I.P. Renegades." I have two of them on my desk as I write this. To reiterate, I can't confirm this point with any certainty. But our patron saint had smiled upon us and we took it as a nice gesture." - Harry the Wheelchair Renegade

Popularly known as "Ol' Velvet Nose".

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current10:41, April 26, 2009Thumbnail for version as of 10:41, April 26, 2009265 × 320 (82 KB)Technopeasant (Talk | contribs)The logo used by Warren Zevon for his works as an independent artist, a skull wearing shades and smoking a cigarette. Once called "Ol' Velvet Nose" by a blogger. "The reason I put the skull with my glasses on every album is because it reminds me not

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