Album of the Day
SONG OF THE DAY - "Werewolves of London"
Before he'd achieved stardom, one of Warren Zevon's day jobs was performing in the Everly Brothers backing band; at one point, Phil Everly mentioned a horror movie he'd seen the night before and the seed of “Werewolves Of London” was planted. Initially written as a goof, the song was later performed in concert by T-Bone Burnett and Jackson Browne, encouraging Zevon to commit it to tape himself. Cut for 1978's EXCITABLE BOY album, the track required numerous attempts and a rotating cast of musicians (Fleetwood Mac's John McVie and Mick Fleetwood play bass and drums here) to finally get right. The resulting single spent a month in the Top 40, becoming the singer-songwriter's most famous recording, and to wish you a happy Halloween, “Werewolves Of London” is our Song of the Day.