Okay, so this song is not technically actually about literal werewolves, but instead almost certainly uses werewolves as a metaphor for particularly predatory people. Probably agents. Maybe bankers. Even so, the song always makes me think of actual werewolves, and so it becomes part of my regular Halloween music mix.
The real mystery related to this song is how John Landis managed to make the movie An American Werewolf in London and not include it on the soundtrack. I mean seriously, the name of the movie is An American Werewolf in London and you didn't include a song titled Werewolves of London in the film? That's simply inexcusable.
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