Saturday, June 11, 2011
Scary song of the week: "Werewolves of London"
Today's Scary song of the week is Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London," from his 1978 album "Excitable Boy."
There is a part of me that wishes the high-class monster in this song would rip the lungs out of low-class Kid Rock for heavily sampling this tune. We don't get everyting we want in this life, so here's hoping Kid Rock has a special place in musical Hell waiting for him.
As recorded by Zevon, "Werewolves of London" tells the story of a werewolf with tastes that range from human flesh to pina coladas. He cruises various London neighborhoods, always on the prowl for mischief and cocktails. Unlike most werewolves, who have shredded their clothes while releasing the beast, this werewolf is impeccably dressed and "his hair was perfect."
There are nods to Lon Chaney and Lon Chaney, Jr., the original Universal Pictures Wolfman.
The song is more humorous than frightening, but it's a great party song.
Threat level: ORANGE.
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