Monday, November 23, 2020

Werewolves of London

From memory, I would have placed this mid-80s.  The first moment I looked at the video I knew it was earlier than that. Clever, but doesn't take a lot of talent from any of them, in retrospect. 




8 comments:

PenGun said...

Thank you. I have of course listened to everyone and his dog spot do this classic, but never the original.

A couple of things. They ran through this with Fleetwood Mac's drums and base after trying at least 7 different people and although Zevon, Marinell and Wachtel wrote the song in 15 minutes, Wachtel a very serious session musician, said it was "the hardest song to get down in the studio I've ever worked on", although he did do it in one take.

All of these people are pretty major talents.

Donna B. said...

"little old lady got mutilated late last night" is one of my favorite lines to sing along with.

Sam L. said...

This is the first I've ever seen this. I've always liked it.

Sam L. said...

And speaking of George Thorogood, have you heard his "Get A Haircut, and Get A Real Job"? My wife put me onto it.

Sponge-headed ScienceMan said...

This was always one of my favorite "Monster" hits (of course I owned a 45 rpm of "Monster Mash"). But I had never seen this video - thanks for sharing.

DirtyJobsGuy said...

My younger employees know nothing of Warren Zevon. Having actually been to Trader Vics (several) and hoped my hair was perfect, I knew the youngsters are hopelessly deprived.

Unknown said...

I kinda sorta remember where I was driving when hearing it, if not for the first time, then certainly early on... which placed it in the late 70s just because of where I was.

It's funny how some people remember one way, and others another. My key-recall system tends to be based on placement in physical space. I can remember many many things just by connecting them to a location I was living or a job I had or anything along those lines -- which puts it into an approximate 3d space in time -- "I remember this along with living there... which puts it in late 1979..." or something akin to that. "I remember this because I was working at 'x'... which puts it in the mid-90s..."

I know others have completely different recall systems. I have a friend whose system is auditory -- he connects things with sound. He's great at hearing sound bites from music and knowing the song, or the theme music from a TV show and knowing the show. He actually got onto Jeopardy about 15y ago, did ok...

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