Thursday, August 31, 2006

Weekend music: The late, great Warren Zevon


And here's a link to everything you need to know about the song:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werewolves_of_London

2 comments:

Galaher said...

Makes me wonder if Frank Zappa's Dead Girls of Lodon might have, at least in part, been in response to/influenced by, this piece. I believe the dates are close.

Neb and/or Siggy said...

The Radio Dupree staff has a theory that the Zappa tune was written aroung the time when Frank produced an album by L. Shankar in London early 1979. Frank may have been pissed by the attitude the London girls showed him, and it gave him inspiration to write the lyrics to Dead Girls Of London. He must have been familiar with Zevon's Werewolves Of London which was released in 1978. The title of the Zappa/Shankar song is obviously a pastich of Zevon's, but we can not find any other similarities or links between the songs.