"Linda Ronstadt, who performed cover versions of such Zevon classics as 'Poor Poor Pitiful Me' and 'Carmelita,' said Zevon believed that his musical success came from a unique combination of a 'very poetic sensitivity with this real dark, film noir, Raymond Chandler quality.' She recalled Zevon as an enigmatic character who carried a copy of the military magazine Jane’s Defence Weekly. 'Was he a KGB agent?' she joked and further speculated that she recorded his songs because she 'wanted to be as cool as Warren.'"
Harold Heft in The Jewish Daily Forward remembers Warren Zevon.