She Was A Hotel Detective
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|song name||She Was a Hotel Detective|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Back To Skull, TMBG Clock Radio (as "She Was A Hotel Detective DEMO"), Podcast 26A, John Henry + Factory Showroom|
|first played||December 30, 1995 (15 known performances)|
|sung by||John Linnell|
- According to Linnell, this song was an attempt at a follow-up song to The Pink Album's "(She Was A) Hotel Detective," "in the tradition of 'Peggy Sue Got Married' and 'Let's Twist Again.'" It is not, however, stylistically similar.
- At shows, John Flansburgh has sung the chorus falsetto (inspiring "How Can I Sing Like A Girl?"); however, in the studio version, it is a pitch-shifted version of Linnell's voice.
- Interestingly, the text "Motel Directive Wigue Wigue Wishnick" is inscribed in the leadout groove of 1988's (She Was A) Hotel Detective (EP). This seems to be echoed in the lyric "She read that motel directive".
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