Werewolves in Music

A. Quinton — Mar. 28th 2010

A while ago a reader named dollface ripped on me for not knowing about The Cramps and a host of other bands that have recorded songs about werewolves. I have to admit that most of the music I listen to is bereft of fur and / or fang. I finally got around to looking up the songs dollface recommended, and while I can’t say I’ve discovered any new favourite bands, I’ve got to admit that when used as subject matter for song, werewolves have produced some truly interesting and eclectic music. Here are three wolfy songs that dollface thinks you should hear, and one that I’ve probably already recommended before.

There is one werewolf song that I’d listen to over and over again even if I wasn’t into werewolves, and that’s Cat Power’s haunting cover of Michael Hurley’s “Werewolf”.

I encourage you (or maybe implore you) to post links to your favorite werewolf songs in the comments section.

  • My absolute favourite werewolf song of recent times has to be Florence + the Machine’s “Howl”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZweDwbJ_Ic

    I’m hoping to do an electronica-tinged cover of this at some point; just working on a suitable vocalist at present.

    I also really like the acoustic version of Hawthorne Heights’ “Silver Bullet”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W7ptuI3UIg

    I’d plug my own stuff, but the only werewolf connection in my music is my minor obsession with them. (-: (Looks like we have similar musical taste, though – sent you a friend request on Last.fm.)

  • Paige

    I am not sure if this one counts as a werewolf song, But it has some heavy emphasis on werewolves and wolves in general.

  • Chris

    Timeless Miracle has a couple. Curse of the Werewolf:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkUcMoW0aBU

    Return of the Werewolf:

  • Darkhealm

    Not exaclty of Werewolfs, but, its awesome.

  • viergacht

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wdmpCcWBhk

    A fan video for “Wolf Girl” by the Groovie Ghoulies.

  • Mac

    I’m going to have to dig up links to some of the songs I have. I had a whole album I’d compiled from various artists, but when my old computer died I lost all the song titles and artists. All I had left was a CD I’d made.

  • Joey Liverwurst

    The best of the bunch is “Where the Wolf Bane Blooms” by The Nomads.

  • Gotta love the classics.

  • Sonata Arctica: Fullmoon – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A4WoHxL3GQ