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Hotel California #7284861
06/13/21 12:33 AM
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Thinking of adding this to the set list for our outdoor shows but there apparently are some demonic overtones surrounding the song.

A lot of musical heads on this site so what say you, any truth to it?


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Re: Hotel California [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7284865
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Demons --------- It is hotel CALIFORNIA --- Of course there are demons --- see what it says - that will answer your questions. good song should be appreciated by your audience.

Re: Hotel California [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7284918
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In the top 10 of most over rated songs in history.
But I see no reason not to play it. You can read meaning into most anything if you want. Add it to your set list and enjoy.

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Good song.

People say that about a bunch of songs....or play them backwards and such.. crazy

Can't go wrong with the Eagles!! .... Life in the fast lane......Dirty laundry..

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I thought that it was just a song about addiction? What demons are we talking about?

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Re: Hotel California [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7284969
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I always thought it was about drug addiction.

Re: Hotel California [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7284976
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The Eagles have given its real meaning as a way of speaking out against corruption, greed and hedonism of the music industry in the 1970ís. The song is metaphorical. Henley even said that, they didnít literally mean California, itís all about being consumed by ego, absorbed by pleasure and self-righteousness.


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Re: Hotel California [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7284987
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The Eagles in general were sufficiently addressed by the Dude on the Big Lebowski.

Regardless, a lot of people like their songs. And your not covering Slayer. I don't think Hotel California will create a spiritual problem.


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Re: Hotel California [Re: elkaholic] #7284991
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Originally Posted by topknot
I thought that it was just a song about addiction? What demons are we talking about?


The lobby photo inside the album cover supposedly has an image of Aleister Crowley.

ďSpirit here since 1969Ē, the Manson Murders and supposedly popularity of the santanic cult.

Originally Posted by elkaholic
The Eagles have given its real meaning as a way of speaking out against corruption, greed and hedonism of the music industry in the 1970ís. The song is metaphorical. Henley even said that, they didnít literally mean California, itís all about being consumed by ego, absorbed by pleasure and self-righteousness.


The members seem to all have a different explanation of the songs meaning, I guess Henley should have told the rest of th em what it meant during the recording session. lol


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I remember that rumor about it being satanic. More likely someone took a bad trip.
It's one of those songs that can mean most anything.


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Re: Hotel California [Re: elkaholic] #7285026
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Originally Posted by elkaholic
The Eagles have given its real meaning as a way of speaking out against corruption, greed and hedonism of the music industry in the 1970ís. The song is metaphorical. Henley even said that, they didnít literally mean California, itís all about being consumed by ego, absorbed by pleasure and self-righteousness.
Sounds like a political party.


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Re: Hotel California [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7285035
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I dont know if true or not but I remember reading the band was just getting together. So they all went partying out in the desert and ate some peyote. Somehow that is where the name came from. The animism religion of peyote eaters.

I do know i have never been a fan. no clue why hotel California is such a popular song. sounds like a Weird Al Yankovic number to me.

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Re: Hotel California [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7285042
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It's not an undertone. It's right there, you can't miss it. However it's not in a sacrilegious/Satan worshipping kind of way It's awfully allegorical as California is trying it's darndest to keep people from being able to sell their houses to leave the state.

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Re: Hotel California [Re: elkaholic] #7285053
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Originally Posted by elkaholic
The Eagles have given its real meaning as a way of speaking out against corruption, greed and hedonism of the music industry in the 1970ís. The song is metaphorical. Henley even said that, they didnít literally mean California, itís all about being consumed by ego, absorbed by pleasure and self-righteousness.


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Re: Hotel California [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7285060
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A lot of Rock is interpretation, often wrongly. Some of it isefy open and some don't say way the artists think they are saying.

Ie...I take a completely different view of Imagine than what most people do.

Re: Hotel California [Re: H2ORat] #7285066
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Originally Posted by H2ORat
Demons --------- It is hotel CALIFORNIA --- Of course there are demons --- see what it says - that will answer your questions. good song should be appreciated by your audience.

No, its art and an artists work is his own.


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Re: Hotel California [Re: topknot] #7285067
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Originally Posted by topknot
I thought that it was just a song about addiction? What demons are we talking about?

Demons can be a metaphor too. An addiction can be a person's demon


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Originally Posted by HobbieTrapper
Thinking of adding this to the set list for our outdoor shows but there apparently are some demonic overtones surrounding the song.

A lot of musical heads on this site so what say you, any truth to it?


Good grief... You can find symbolism in 'American Pie' if you're looking for it.

If it wasn't for Joe Walsh I wouldn't give the Eagles a second thought musically.

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