(She Was A) Hotel Detective
|song name||(She Was A) Hotel Detective|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||They Might Be Giants, Then: The Earlier Years, Selections From Then, Best Of The Early Years|
|first played||June 26, 1987 (55 known performances)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh|
- Vastly different from "She Was A Hotel Detective" (sans parentheses) and "(She Was A) Hotel Detective In The Future", the two "sequel" entries in the Hotel Detective Series.
- Like "Don't Let's Start," the song's music video, directed by Adam Bernstein, uses the single mix of the song.
- John Linnell: "The record company chipped in for John's hospital bills after he injured himself recording the guitar solo on our single 'Hotel Detective'. Now that we know his blood type, it makes performing the song a little easier." (Star Hits Magazine, 1987).
- A hotel detective is a hired sleuth who monitors the security of a hotel and investigates various security or rule violations. In recent years, these tasks have been left for uniformed security staff employed by outside security agencies, but the occupation was romanticized by noir fiction authors like Raymond Chandler in the 1930s.
Animals, Body Parts, Cartoons, Doors, Forgetting, Remembering, Gender Issues, Hotel Detective Series, Hotels, Intelligence, Espionage, Insects, Kingdom Of Loathing Reference, Occupations, Questions, People (Imaginary), Recycled Material, Telecommunication, Title Not In Lyrics, Trees And Other Plants
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