Saturday, July 9, 2011

THE ROCK SONG OF THE DAY IS: WARREN ZEVON - WAREWOLVES IN LONDON

"Warewolves in London", by Warren Zevon
"Werewolves of London" is a rock song composed by LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel, and Warren Zevon and performed by Zevon.

Included on Zevon's 1978 album Excitable Boy, it featured accompaniment by bassist John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac. The song is memorable for its humorous and macabre lyrics — e.g. "I saw a werewolf drinking a piƱa colada at Trader Vic's, his hair was perfect!" — and the refrain featuring a howled "ah-ooo!!"

This song was the only solo success by Warren Zevon that made the American Top 40 charts (AT40), scoring a respectable position of number 21, during mid-1978. The song entered the AT40 on 22 April 1978, peaked at number 21, and remained in the AT40 for only 6 weeks.

No comments:

Post a Comment