A classic music video by Murray Head. You need to have spent time here to truly appreciate it.
One Night In Bangkok
“The song is mainly a pop song, though at the time it could also have been classed as belonging to the dance music genre. The choruses (variations on the phrase “One night in Bangkok…”) were sung by Swedish artist Anders Glenmark. The verses could be described as a spoken rap by Head, a sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek denunciation of the city’s moral corruption and comparative glorification of the intellectual purity of chess; e.g., Head remarks, “the queens we use would not excite you.”
The song’s lyrics contain a number of Bangkok-related references, among them the “muddy old river” (the Chao Phraya River), the “reclining Buddha” (the Wat Pho) Yul Brynner (famously remembered for playing the King of Siam in statue) and The King and I).”