(She Was A) Hotel Detective (Single Mix)

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song name (She Was A) Hotel Detective
artist They Might Be Giants
releases (She Was A) Hotel Detective (EP), Don't Let's Start (LP), Ana Ng (Single) [European Release], They Might Be Giants [Elektra Japanese Release], Miscellaneous T, Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants, Direct From Brooklyn
year 1988
run time 2:20
sung by John Flansburgh; Peter Pearmain Thomson backs


Trivia/Info

  • This mix of the song is featured in the music video, directed by Adam Bernstein. The music video features animation by Joey Ahlbum.
  • The main difference between this version and the album version is that this one begins with a fade-in on a drum part and Linnell's saxophone is much more prominent. Also, like the "Don't Let's Start" single mix, this mix contains less space between instruments and more reverb than its album counterpart. The high-pitched laughter at the end of the bridge has been removed completely, and Flans' vocal is also heavily echoed in places, most noticeable during his laugh near the end of the song.

Song Themes

Animals, Cartoons, Doors, Forgetting, Remembering, Gender Issues, Hotel Detective Series, Hotels, Intelligence, Espionage, Insects, Occupations, People (Imaginary), Telecommunication, Title Not In Lyrics

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