There was something very anthemic and lyrical as to how this song was arranged. And certainly with Tanaka giving his Freddie Mercury best, there's a hint of Queen in there, too. The lyrics, which were written by Tanaka, use the big city as more of a framing device for how people need to struggle their way through life. Guitarist Michio Yamashita（山下三智夫）was the composer.
The city that was being sung about, though, wasn't Tokyo, but the city of Fukuoka. Crystal King is still around today although Masayuki Tanaka can't quite hit the stratospheric notes anymore.