The hidden meaning of the Eagles' Hotel California

Yet here on Hotel California lightning did strike, and it lit up the sky for miles. Track listing [ ] Side one No. Aspden, Peter April 3, 2017. "" by 1993• Personnel [ ]• Although the band favored Los Angeles, the producer Szymczyk wanted to record in Miami as he had developed a fear of living on a fault line in Los Angeles after experiencing an earthquake, and a compromise was then struck to split the recording at both places. One explanation of the progression is that it is a common chord progression called the "" i—VII—VI—V in a context that is interspersed with consecutive. It's in a different time signature, different key, different context. Its lyrically vivid descriptions of pink champagne, shimmering lights, dark desert highways, and voices in the night conjure images of a journey that is superficially glamorous, but hides something lurking and insidious. — string arrangements, conductor• from the original on March 1, 2014. Avant-Mier, Roberto. Archived from on December 14, 2006. from the original on February 24, 2014. Reiff, Corbin November 8, 2014. A demo of the instrumental was developed by in a rented house on. Archived from on March 3, 2016. The version is performed using eight guitars and has a decidedly Spanish sound, with Felder's -inspired arrangement and intro. "" by 1990• Piwowarski, Allison October 8, 2015. The True Meaning The song is aimed the characteristic greed and hedonism associated with Hollywood during the time period. The Mexico-based hotel also filed an application in 2015 to trademark the phrase "Hotel California" in the U. I remember from the first day, Henley seemed really reluctant about it. proposed adapting the song into a film, but the members of the Eagles disliked the idea and it never came to fruition. The song "Hotel California" was ranked number 49 on Rolling Stone 's list of "", in 2004 and again in 2011. We used high-speed Ektachrom film as the light began to fade. Henley decided on the theme of "Hotel California", noting how had become a literal and symbolic focal point of their lives at that time. Hendrickson, Mark February 3, 2015. Jill Pesselnick May 5, 2001. In 2003, the album was ranked number 37 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of , maintaining the rating in a 2012 revised list. As it proved difficult to bend real neon tubings into the desired shape of the script, the neon effect of the logo was achieved with by Bob Hickson. Other rumors suggested that the Hotel California was the. "Hotel California" won 1977's Grammy for Record of the Year. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV• This has lead to it becoming the victim of several misinterpretations by both critics and fans alike. The song is initially in the of B-minor. — poster design• — lead vocals, drums, percussion• Artwork [Poster] —• " Henley then wrote most of the lyrics based on Frey's idea, and sought inspiration for the writing by driving out into the desert as well as from films and theater. from the original on January 23, 2016. Formerly the lead singer of dirty-boogie outfit the James Gang and an eccentric, hard-rockin' solo artist in his own right, Walsh immediately puts his stamp on the group with the beginning "Hotel California," where he and six-string wingman Don Felder included the exclamation point to Don Henley's eerie, enigmatic narrative with one of the most dramatic, finger-aching guitar solos in the rock canon. Cultural influence [ ] "Hotel California" and its lyrics have become absorbed into the wider culture around the world, and have been used by various writers and commentators to reflect on issues ranging from politics to social media and welfare, or as an observation on a particular situation. These also had text engraved in the run-out groove of each side, continuing an in-joke trend the band had started with their third album. It was, Fowles himself reckoned, not his best. Producer —• Gallucci, Michael October 11, 2017. Select Silver in the Certification field. The front cover art for some overseas editions of the released was a reworked version of the cover art, which used a photograph of the by David Alexander, with design and art direction by. It simply did not come up to band standards. Awards and nominations [ ] The album was nominated for several Grammy awards in 1978 and its title track "Hotel California" won the Record of the Year. from the original on November 18, 2019. Scapelliti, Christopher November 15, 2017. Select 1996年5月 on the drop-down menu• He disproved the wilder interpretations as mere figments of the overactive public imagination. " The song has been described as being "all about American decadence and burnout, too much money, corruption, drugs and arrogance; too little humility and heart. The presence of E major gives a hint of B Dorian. what we started writing the song about. from the original on February 22, 2014. My only regret would be having to explain it in detail to you, which would defeat the purpose of using literary devices in songwriting and lower the discussion to some silly and irrelevant argument about chemical processes. recorded a version sung in Spanish. Frey and Henley were both interested in the tune after hearing the demo, and discussed the concept for the lyrics. Henley said of their personal and professional experience in LA: "We were getting an extensive education, in life, in love, in business. He was a touring member of the American rock band where he has performed as one of the lead guitarists since 2001. from the original on December 20, 2015. Performer [The Eagles Are] — , , , ,• They were suspicious of the film business. IS FIVE PIECE LIVE" STERLING SRC• Henley called it "our interpretation of the high life in ", and later said: "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 the 2013 documentary , Henley said that the song was about "a journey from innocence to experience. Event occurs at 1:27:50—1:28:10. Although the Eagles were noted for their reluctance to license their songs for use in shows, the song has been used in a number of films and television shows, such as performed by the Gipsy Kings , , and. Felder, who met the Eagles through his high school bandmate , said that Leadon advised him to make tapes of songs he wrote for the band so that other band members like Henley, whose forte is in writing lyrics, might work with him on finishing the songs they liked. We wanted to write a song just like it was a movie. I had a bathing suit on and was sitting on this couch, soaking wet, thinking the world is a wonderful place to be. The melody of the title track, "Hotel California", was written by. None of them moved me until I got to that one. , that fires the imaginations of people in all corners of the globe. critic felt it was their "most substantial if not their most enjoyable LP", while Charley Walters of felt it showcased "both the best and worst tendencies of Los Angeles-situated rock". De Artega y Pereira, Fernando. 5 million elsewhere internationally. On the album's 25th anniversary in 2001, it was released in a Multichannel 5. For the title track "Hotel California", after the arrangement and instrumentation had been refined, several takes were recorded. Kevin Gray — CD preparation• The song was released as the second single from the album after "". It was kind of reggae, almost an abstract guitar part for what was on the radio back then. Vocals, Guitar, Slide Guitar — Comes in a gatefold sleeve with color printed inner sleeve. It was really about the excesses of American culture and certain girls we knew. from the original on March 13, 2017. Worldwide the album has sold 32 million copies. In the end, all of these ingredients came together, lightning-in-a-bottle-style, to form the twangy, reggae-like cocktail of "Hotel California. and subsequently developed a fear of living on a fault line. from the original on January 19, 2012. Hart, Josh; Fanelli, Damian July 16, 2015. The first live recording of the song appeared on the Eagles' 1980 , and an acoustic version with an extended intro is a track in the 1994 reunion concert CD and video release. " The lawyer added that it "the Hotel claims no association with the Eagles or with [its] song and record album Hotel California. Almost but not quite entirely schlocky, mid-tempo Don Henley bloviations. The band was forced to stop recording on numerous occasions because Black Sabbath were too loud and the sound was coming through the wall. They first recorded a riff, but when it came to recording the vocal, it was found to be in too high a key for Henley's voice, so Felder progressively lowered the key from E minor, eventually settling on B minor. from the original on May 25, 2020. Don Henley for his part maintains that the song is about a loss of innocence, while also acknowledging that the song reflects a gilded prison in which artist freely enter, yet have no means of escape. Select singles in the Format field. — guitars, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals Production• — 12- and 6-string electric guitars, backing vocals• Other On Hype Sticker : 7E-1084 To put the Eagles' mid-'70s dominance into perspective, consider this: in early 1976, the band put out Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, a compilation that would spend the next half decade in the Billboard Top 200 and go on to become the biggest-selling American album of the 20th century. Seven different chords are used in the eight. Hotel California is far more then a grouping of rock songs, the songs are personal, the songs are extremely well crafted and executed. The same analogy has been used by various commentators considering scenarios for , with the term "Hotel California Brexit". Find yourself a US copy in NM condition by them, you wont be dissapointed, unless it suffers from groove wear. The truth, though, is even deeper than that, far beyond any literal interpretation about staying at a hotel off the highway. The mastering work on these are superb as Sterling usually did on big releases of the mid 70s. Archived from on October 1, 2012. "Colitas" means "little tails" in ; in Mexican slang it refers to buds of the marijuana plant. The addition of Joe Walsh brought a much harder rock edge to the material of The Eagles. The last track of the album, "" had to be re-recorded a number of times due to noise from the next studio. Archived from on April 15, 2012. Archived from on October 16, 2015. But here's the crazy thing: The group's most popular, career-defining tune was still to come. I mean we're putting junk, er, garbage into space now. from the original on June 25, 2013. Enter Hotel California in the "Artiest of titel" box. The Eagles argue that, because Hotel California is so widely associated with the rock band and used on its merchandise, it has owned it by "common law rights" since the late 1970s. "" by with 1992• Russell, Ron January 29, 1995. The gatefold image shows the same lobby but filled with members of the band and their friends. Accolades [ ] Hotel California was the Eagles' sixth album including , and fifth of original material. from the original on September 5, 2016. "" by 1984• from the original on January 28, 2017. Everybody was going to look at the next record we made and pass judgment. The Eagles performing "Hotel California" in Australia during their As "Hotel California" became one of the group's most popular songs and a concert staple for the band, live recordings of the song have therefore also been released. The album produced two number one hit singles on the US : "New Kid in Town", on February 26, 1977, and "Hotel California" on May 7, 1977. Leadon was replaced by who provided the opening guitar riff of "Life in the Fast Lane" that was then developed into the song. The inner sleeve photo features people in a courtyard of a Spanish style inn. References [ ] from the original on January 20, 2019. Green, Thomas H April 26, 2007. Sullivan, Steve October 4, 2013. Among other bands, misuse of the hospitality industry was part of the legend - think of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham roaring down the corridors of Los Angeles' Continental Hyatt on a Harley Davidson he'd got for his birthday, or The Who's drummer Keith Moon, on his own birthday, ploughing a Lincoln Continental into the swimming pool of Flint Michigan's Holiday Inn. Hotel California is one of the. The rock band sued the Mexico-based hotel, which shares a name with the band's iconic 1976 song, resulting in a settlement Thursday. Mixed By —• from the original on April 25, 2017. "" Released: February 22, 1977• — guitars, backing vocals, keyboards, lead vocals• Commercially, "Hotel California" reached the number one position on the and reached the top ten of several international charts. Eagles, Greatest Hits 1971-75• However, when the identity of Beverly Hills Hotel was revealed, the hotel threatened legal action over the use of the image. — electric guitar, backing vocals• Frey had also said that the writing of the song was inspired by the boldness of Steely Dan's lyrics and its willingness to go "out there", and thought that the song they wrote had "achieved perfect ambiguity. "" by 1996• It became a critical and commercial success. " STERLING LH SRC• January 2001 , p. The closer to the original the better, but as long as STERLING stamp runouts are involved it should be great. from the original on June 20, 2020. It topped the chart for eight weeks non-consecutively , and it was certified platinum by the RIAA in a week of release. " Since its release, "Hotel California" has been covered by a number of artists and has become a part of international popular culture. Feenstra, Pete September 2012. Three months after its first release, the single was certified Gold by the RIAA , representing one million copies shipped. — drums, percussion, lead vocals, backing vocals, synthesizer• According to Glenn Frey, the "warm smell" is "colitas. Select "Hotel California" in the "Filtra" field. covered the song for the album, 2000. Eagles, Hotel California• a picture of a guy on the highway, a picture of the hotel, the guy walks in, the door opens, strange people. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione". Bakkemoen, Kurt March 19, 1980. Kosh — artwork• To learn more or opt-out, read our. In fact, in the 2013 documentary History of the Eagles, singer Don Henley said, "It's a song about a journey from innocence to experience. "" by 1991• If anything was to rise form the onslaught of compact discs, it is the ability to actually hear what had gotten muddied and mixed when the album was released on vinyl. In addition to performing live with the band, he played on and co-wrote several songs on the Eagles' 2007 studio album on which he also shared producing duties with the four band members and drummer. Please also read our and , which became effective December 20, 2019. "" by , , , 2002• Vocals, Drums, Percussion —• After all of this, people simply wanted to numb themselves, sleep and conspicuously consume, to allow themselves to feel something, even if it was false, to fool themselves into feeling good, where a life in the fast lane fueled with cocaine, Quaaludes and mindless disco filled the bill. It is a great metaphor for the charms of the West Coast and its effects on the unworldly musicians that fall into its glittering trap of fame and fortune without an escape. Still others divined that this was a devil-worshipping song about Anton LaVey. Don Henley and some unnamed drug dealer were speeding down the LA Freeway in a convertible Corvette, a car stoked to the gills with cocaine, as was were Henley and the driver. In his Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volume 1, Steve Sullivan theorizes that the "spirit" that the Hotel California hasn't had since 1969 refers to the spirit of social activism of the 1960s, and how and the related pop music of the mid-1970s had turned away from it. IS FIVE PIECE LIVE" STERLING SRC• Hotel California was ranked 13th in a 2005 survey held by British television's to determine the 100 greatest albums of all time. It peaked at number 10 on the chart in April 1977. "" by , 1976• A 40th anniversary deluxe edition was released on November 24, 2017. The "full sensory experience" of song description, as Felder said, is intentional, as is the choice to have the song take place in California: a place nearly mythologized for its idyllic beauty and cabal of Hollywood celebrity. Walsh and Felder initially started improvising but Henley insisted that the recording should follow the music as first recorded in Felder's demo. Henley later said: "The whole idea of a contest to see who is 'best' just doesn't appeal to us. According to Frey's liner notes for , the use of the word "steely" in the lyric, "They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can't kill the beast," was a playful nod to the band , who had included the lyric "Turn up the Eagles, the neighbors are listening" in their song "". "Conversations with Don Henley and Glenn Frey" The Very Best Of liner notes 2003• David Alexander — photography• He had been doing this at home in Los Angeles' Topanga Canyon, but while on tour he took a call from his wife Susan, who had recently given birth. from the original on April 6, 2019. "" by 2008• Three hotels were photographed, and the one with The Beverly Hills Hotel was selected as the cover. Archived from on March 12, 2014. Eagles have performed "Hotel California" 1,038 times live, the third most out of all their songs, after "" and "". "Ironically, the band used the photo without permission, nearly landing them in court, until it was pointed out that the hotel had seen its bookings triple after the album was released. recorded a cover version for her 2002 album California Girl, an album of songs about California. Most likely, this is to blame for these bone-chilling theories. Themes and interpretations [ ] said that originally "We decided to create something strange, just to see if we could do it," and that the song was meant to mimic the imagery of the 1965 novel by , about a man in an unfamiliar rural setting who is unsure about what he is experiencing. " On the title "Hotel California", Henley said that "the word, 'California,' carries with it all kinds of connotations, powerful imagery, mystique, etc. by Roberto Avant-Mier, p. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH. It's just the same chord sequence. "" by 2018• has given a number of explanations about the song, ranging from "a journey from innocence to experience" to "a sociopolitical statement". Conjectures [ ] The metaphorical character of the story related in the lyrics has inspired a number of conjectural interpretations by listeners. I have nightmares of looking in the mirror and seeing his face looking back at me, realizing I am him. But that line in the song has little or nothing to do with alcoholic beverages. Robert Hilburn May 23, 1982. "" Released: May 3, 1977 Hotel California is the fifth studio album by American band the. "" by 1973• At the induction of the Eagles into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, all seven former and present members of the band reunited to perform "Hotel California". "" by 1999• His goal was to later erase all of the bright and beautiful qualities of the hotel which proved to be a technical challenge. from the original on March 27, 2018. Preferably you should have somewhat of an idea of how the record has been treated over the years. As the image was taken from an unfamiliar vantage point in fading light, most people did not initially recognize the hotel. Archived from on July 15, 2019. The Eagles' original recording of the song features Henley singing the lead vocals and concludes with an extended section of interplay between Felder and. Three singles were released from the album, with two topping the , "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California", whilst "" reached No. The text reads: Side one: "Is It 6 O'Clock Yet? released a song that samples the entire instrumental track of "Hotel California" on his mixtape 2011 , entitled "American Wedding". , Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. Nobody was from California, and if you drive into L.。

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