The title track, though never released as a single, became one of the band's better-known songs and was included on the Eagles' first hits collection. Frank Ocean released a song that samples the entire instrumental track of "Hotel California" on his mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra , entitled "American Wedding". Meisner and Leadon also played backup for Ronstadt during her summer tour, though the four only did one gig together: What have the artists said about the song? Retrieved October 6,
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The album first entered the US Billboard at number four, caoifornia reaching number one in its fourth week in January Robert Christgau felt it was their "most substantial if not their most enjoyable LP",  while Charley Walters of Rolling Stone felt it showcased "both the best and worst tendencies of Los Angeles-situated rock".
Walsh, of course, maintained a solo career before, during, and after the Eagles.
Hotel California by the Eagles: What was it actually about?
On the Border was released in March The title for "Life in the Fast Lane" was inspired by a conversation between Frey and his eagels dealer during a high speed car ride. InFrey and Henley began writing together again, and they performed along with Schmit and Walsh at benefit concerts that spring.
Released in Decemberthe record was certified platinum in one week, hit number one in Januaryand eventually ohtel over 10, copies. US Adult Contemporary Billboard .
Their Greatest Hits — This article is about the song. Archived from the original on April 15, Linda Ronstadt Jackson Browne J. The Record Industry Revisited Califormia from the original on August 7, But it was also about the uneasy balance between art and commerce.
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It was their first album with guitarist Joe Walshwho had replaced founding member Bernie Leadonand is the last album to feature bassist Randy Meisner. Five or six best ones were selected, and the best parts were then spliced together to create the released version. The Eagles toured the U. The New York Times. Archived from the original on April 5, The front cover artwork is a photograph of The Beverly Hills Hotel shot just before sunset by David Alexander with design and art direction by Kosh.
Hotel California by the Eagles: What was it actually about? - BBC News
This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat It went gold and reached the Top Ten in June, the Eagles' fastest-selling album yet. Retrieved March 1, Archived from the original on December 14, As the song opens, it is not until the eighth measure that a chord is repeated.
Don Henley came up with a lot of the lyrics for that song, and he came up with colitas. Retrieved October 3, The eight measure sequence is repeated in the intro, for each verse and in the outroproviding the harmonic framework for the entire extended dual guitar solo at the end of the song.
Retrieved May 2, Archived from the original PHP on February 21, The first live recording of the song appeared on the Eagles' live albumand an acoustic version with an extended intro is a track in the Hell Freezes Over reunion concert CD and video release.
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. Austrian Albums Chart . The Eagles embarked on a world tour in March that began with a month in the U. Los Angeles Review of Books.