Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Song Of The Day No.32

Werewolves of London

by Warren Zevon (Excitable Boy, 1978)

Taken from his third and best-selling album 'Werewolves of London' was also the only song to break the Top 40 in the United States. Before this album Zevon had been associated with members of Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles and even writing songs for The Turtles, the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack and touring with the Everly Brothers.

John McVie and Mick Fleetwood (both of Fleetwood Mac fame) played bass and drums respectively on this track while Zevon finds himself at the ivories punching out a simple but effectively catchy and repetitive melody that continues throughout the song. The piano helps the song to skip along happily backed up by the upbeat drum style, subtle bass and the piano-mimicking, crunchy electric guitar. The track's poppy feel is complemented by the descriptive, tongue-in-cheek macabre lyrics of werewolf related happenings in the city. The chorus adds the final charm to the bracelet with a simple “Ah-wooooo, werewolves of London”.


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