Werewolves of london guitar chords

The song began as a joke by Phil Everly (of The Everly Brothers) to Zevon in 1975, three years before the recording sessions for Excitable Boy. Everly had watched a television broadcast of the 1935 film Werewolf of London and “suggested to Zevon that he adapt the title for a song and dance craze. ” Zevon, Marinel and Wachtel played with the idea and wrote the song in about 15 minutes, all contributing lyrics that were transcribed by Zevon’s then-wife Crystal. However, none of them took the song seriously. Soon after, Zevon’s friend Jackson Browne saw the lyrics and thought “Werewolves of London” had potential and began performing the song during his own live concerts. Backed by Bob Neuwirth and Guam, T-Bone Burnett also performed the song (with alternate or partially improvised lyrics referencing stars from classical Hollywood cinema, Jimmy Hoffa, Marilyn Chambers and Linda Lovelace) on the first leg of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour in the autumn of 1975. “Excitable Boy” and “Werewolves of London” were considered for but not included on Zevon’s self-titled second album in 1976.