Dobba - Guitar
Norbert - Vocals
Booga - Vocals
The penultimate song recorded by the Fingolstones at their highly successful 1992 session. Again Dobbas 12 string work is beyond reproach and the harmonies of Booga and Norbert come together superbly.
The inspiration is of course The Eagles classic, Hotel California, again amended to fit in with the Fingolstones world. The song is much darker than the usual Fingolstones work. It takes the listener into a dangerous world of violence, adultery and male prostitution, a shadowy void where even the Fingolstones feared to tread. Dobba confessed that after performing the song he would often break out in cold sweats and have nightmares about becoming a rent boy. Although he also confessed he wouldn't have minded being a gigolo. Alas for Dobba he was rejected by the Gigolos union for being to hirsute.
After the song was released the band received a writ issued by St Augustines & Birdholme Parish Council demanding that they stop denigrating the area in their work. The band responded by pointing out all the free publicity they were getting and also that you couldn't sue for telling the truth. The writ was withdrawn and the song became the unofficial anthem of the Peoples Republic of Birdholme.
The real St Augustine who quite appropriately is the Patron Saint of Brewers.