When I was growing up, my Dad was the master of mix tapes. On his Halloween tape, along with "Bad Moon Rising", "Night on Bald Mountain", and the sounds of screaming banshees, was a quiet, haunting song about a werewolf. When I hear it, I picture our backyard on a moonlit night; a fire crackling while we de-costume and divvy up the candy, wary of the shadows the flames cast into the woods around us. It was probably 1989 or so when Dad recorded the werewolf song off the radio, and while it existed in the Swain household as a Halloween staple, we never had any idea who sang it.
Two decades later, I discovered Michael Hurley through his biggest fans- the boys of Last Good Tooth, who I love and tour with regularly. Hurley's original (actually his second version) off of 1971's Armchair Boogie is still the greatest, but I thoroughly enjoyed spending my Halloween recording this cover.
Hope you enjoy.