"Hair of the Dog" is the title track of Nazareth's 1975 album Hair of the Dog. It is sometimes called "Son of a Bitch" because of the repeated lyric in the hook ("Now you're messing with a son of a bitch"). The title is a pun on the refrain ("heir of the dog") as well as an idiom.
"Hair of the Dog" uses a talk box extensively during its bridge. The outro features the "Day Tripper" refrain.
The song has been covered by many bands. Guns N' Roses recorded it on their 1993 album "The Spaghetti Incident?". The song is on the Britny Fox album Boys in Heat. "Stone Rider" covered the song on their 2008 album Three Legs of Trouble. It has also been covered by Deep Purple and Warrant.
Guns N' Roses
In other media
The original version of the song is featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned. The song was also used in the CW show Supernatural in a Season 2 promotional advertisement.
On January 26, 2010, the song was released as downloadable content for the rhythm game Rock Band 2.
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