A song by WARREN ZEVON.
A typical song for Zevon as at first impression it's just pretty simple however catchy tune. Then you start to find more levels and connections.
Inspired by an 1935 movie it also refers to modern London. Most notably the restaurant Lee Ho Fook's (apparently now gone). The last time I visited the city I actually went there to eat, around 2005. It was a typical tourist place, a bit pricey, but for a foreigner still something different than home. They also knew about the Zevon song, they featured it in their showcase window along the menu. They had a small picture of him and one of the album covers. I appreciated that.
GRATEFUL DEAD have covered the song in their Halloween concerts.
Last updated: 2024-02-03 03:36 (EET)