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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Eagles - Hotel California



Everyone knows The Eagles, and this is their most famous song from the album with the same name. And with reason. Lots of emotion in here

The song's lyrics describe the title establishment as a luxury resort where "you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave." On the surface, the song tells the tale of a weary traveler who becomes trapped in a nightmarish luxury hotel that at first appeared inviting and tempting. The song is an allegory about hedonism and self-destruction in the Southern California music industry of the late 1970s; Don Henley called it "our interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles" and later reiterated "it's basically a song about the dark underbelly of the American dream and about excess in America, which is something we knew a lot about. In 2008, Don Felder described the origins of the lyrics:
Don Henley and Glenn wrote most of the words. All of us kind of drove into LA at night. Nobody was from California, and if you drive into LA at night... you can just see this glow on the horizon of lights, and the images that start running through your head of Hollywood and all the dreams that you have, and so it was kind of about that... what we started writing the song about. Coming into LA... and from that Life in the Fast Lane came out of it, and Wasted Time and a bunch of other songs.

19 comments:

razortek said...

classic and amazing :D

Jackie said...

This is awesome, keep it up !

lol reviewer said...

i like this song

Hemera said...

This song is classic, I love it.

Ishu said...

And that Hotel is in my beloving Mexico! xD

Mez said...

ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY love this song.

That Stoner Kid said...

This song is best song

Sage said...

Hotel California!!!!

Primarch Solyeuse said...

I have a mashup of Hotel California and Through The Fire And The Flames.

Willow said...

Such a classic

cupcakelady said...

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tipster said...

Cool song man !

!Cars, Cars, Cars! said...

As good as it gets. Keep delivering the tunes, and I'll be back!

Lewis said...

great video
love it :)

kmartsmartsuperstar said...

Oh man, I love this song! Really, all of the Eagles' stuff.

Come At Me Bro said...

Sweet vid!

amidoinitrite? said...

I love this song

FunkyFurball said...

Such a lovely place...

Kichuwa said...

I could definitely listen to that song all day. but then again it's pretty well known