Warren Zevon’s Werewolves of London was launched in 1978 on his album Excitable Boy.. Referred to as a “dumb tune for intelligent persons,” it was truly the thought of Phil Everly just after observing the motion picture:
The plan originated with Phil Everly who, immediately after watching the movie Werewolf of London (1935) on late-night tv, instructed to Zevon that he adapt the title for a song and dance fad. When Wachtel listened to the strategy, he mimicked a wailing wolf — “Aahoooh” — which became portion of the howling refrain. The trio frivolously alternated verses, commencing with what may well be a single of the all-time opening strains: “I observed a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand/Walking down the streets of Soho in the rain.” The romp is comic noir, that includes a fashionable werewolf on his way to Lee Ho Fooks for a “big dish of beef chow mein” and yet another “drinking a piña colada at Trader Vic’s.”
There is a warning of “the furry handed gent who ran amok in Kent” alleviated with nifty alliteration — “little outdated lady received mutilated late previous night time,” droll manner statements — “his hair was best,” characteristic movie star title dropping — Lon Chaney, and Lon Chaney Jr. strolling with the Queen, the dance endeavor Everly experienced hoped for, “doing the Werewolves of London,” and an “Aah-oooh” refrain. Zevon easily sprinkled verses with punch strains: “You better continue to be away from him/He’ll rip your lungs out, Jim/Heh, I’d like to meet up with his tailor.” He drolly punctuates the prance with a salivating, “Draw blood.”
No make any difference what, it is a timeless traditional.