Hell Hotel (1983 Demo)

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song name Hell Hotel
artist They Might Be Giants
releases 1983 Demo Tape, Podcast 32A
year 1983
run time 2:01
sung by John Flansburgh, John Linnell backs on "well-well-well-welcome to Hell Hotel"


  • The first of four versions of "Hell Hotel," this one was recorded for TMBG's first demo tape in 1983 (the other two demos were recorded in 1984 and 1985, respectively). This version was never heard by fans until 2008, when it was released in Podcast 32A.
  • This is the first version of "Hell Hotel" to be released on a medium other than cassette. This was also the first version to be heard by a majority of fans as the 1985 Demo Tape version did not see wide distribution. Another version was later included as part of Podcast 47.
  • This version features guitarist Jonathan Gregg of The Mundanes.

Song Themes

Falsetto, Hotels, Questions, Relatives, Religion, Supernatural, Robots, Screaming, Self-Reference


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