The image shows the Hyatt Hotel, Buffalo, NY. (As it is now) The hotel is the large building just right of center. In November of 1986, I was on tour with Love and Rockets when we played in Buffalo and stayed at the Hyatt. After the gig I looked out of the hotel window and down onto the street only to see the story of the song being played out in front of me. There was indeed a drunk outside of Wendy's plus a howling dog snapping at his legs and some crazy guy on the corner yelling about Jesus! A case of life imitating art for sure.
My forthcoming double album, 'Vagabond Songs' (Last Hurrah Records) will feature a brand new version of and yet another different take on this live set staple.
(A 'dog-end' is a British slang term for the end of a cigarette. )
(Thanks to Shawn Stanley for the pic.)