Transverse City

Transverse City is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released in October 1989, by Virgin Records. David Gilmour plays guitar on the track "Run Straight Down." Jerry Garcia plays guitar on the tracks "Transverse City" and "They Moved the Moon", and Neil Young plays guitar on "Gridlock".

Transverse City
Warren Zevon - Transverse City
Studio album by Warren Zevon
Released October 1989
Recorded Early 1989
Studio Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles; Red Zone Studios, Burbank; Broken Arrow Ranch, California; Abbey Road Studios, London; A&M Studios, Los Angeles; Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Minnesota
Genre Rock
Length 41:40
Label Virgin
Producer Warren Zevon, Duncan Aldrich, Andrew Slater
Warren Zevon chronology
Sentimental Hygiene
Transverse City
Mr. Bad Example
Singles from Transverse City
  1. "Run Straight Down"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Splendid Isolation"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB+[2]

Track listing

All tracks composed by Warren Zevon, except where indicated.

1."Transverse City"Stefan Arngrim, Zevon4:19
2."Run Straight Down" 4:05
3."The Long Arm of the Law" 3:47
4."Turbulence" 4:08
5."They Moved the Moon" 4:31
6."Splendid Isolation" 4:35
7."Networking"Stefan Arngrim, Zevon3:02
8."Gridlock" 4:34
9."Down in the Mall" 4:28
10."Nobody's in Love This Year" 4:17



  • Producers: Warren Zevon, Duncan Aldrich, Andrew Slater
  • Engineers: Duncan Aldrich, John Cutler, Andrew Jackson, Andy Jackson, Rob Jaczko, Tim Mulligan
  • Assistant engineers: Heidi Hanschu, Robert Reed, Ira Rubnitz
  • Mixing: Rob Jaczko
  • Design: Jimmy Wachtel
  • Art direction: Jimmy Wachtel
  • Photography: Jonathan Exley, Nels Israelson, Jimmy Wachtel



Year Single Chart Position
1989 "Run Straight Down" Mainstream Rock Tracks 30


  1. ^ Mark Deming. "Transverse City – Warren Zevon | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  2. ^ "CG: warren zevon". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-10-23.

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