Producer Bones Howe (The Association, The 5th Dimension) recalled how this song helped earn him a contract with the Asylum label: "A phone call came to me from David Geffen who had been an agent I knew when I was producing The Association and we had grown to be friends," he said. "By then he had started Asylum Records, and he said, 'You have a contract with a guy named Warren Zevon,' I said, 'Yeah,' and he said, 'I think he is a very talented writer and I want to make a deal for him to write some songs.' One of the caveats came when he said, 'Look, I am going to sign him to a publishing contract but you have to give me a song he wrote called Desperados Under The Eaves.' I said, 'David, if you will take care of him, I can't get this guy off the ground. I have tried and tried and I don't have the contacts or the image or whatever it takes to get him pointed in the right direction. If you can get him going you are welcome to it." So I just signed his contract over and the rest is rock history."
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