But it was also about the uneasy balance between art and commerce. Views Read View source View history. The eight measure sequence is repeated in the intro, for each verse and in the outro , providing the harmonic framework for the entire extended dual guitar solo at the end of the song. US Billboard Hot . This was because Henley feared that he would lack control over the project.
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This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat Eagles — "Hotel California" file help. This chord sequence is not commonly used, and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull has pointed out its similarity to his song "We Used to Know" from their album Stand Upsuggesting the Eagles heard it when they toured together.
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. Glenn Frey 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 novel The Magus by John Fowlesabout a man in an unfamiliar rural setting who is unsure about what he is experiencing.
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The Untold Story of the Eagles. This article is about the song. US Billboard Hot . Linda Ronstadt Jackson Browne J. Frey came up with a cinematic scenario of a person who, tired from driving a long distance in a desert, saw a place for a rest and pulled in for the night, but entered "a weird world peopled by freaky characters", and became "quickly spooked by the claustrophobic feeling of being caught in a disturbing web from which he may californiw escape.
The Record Industry Revisited It was ranked the number 1 in the list of the best string guitar songs califorbia all times by Guitar World magazine in He recorded the basic tracks with a Rhythm Ace drum machine and added a 12 string guitar on a four-track recording deck in his spare bedroom, then mixed in a basslineand cailfornia Don Henley and Glenn Frey each a copy of the recording. Select Silver in the Certification field.
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 from " https: Graham Messick and Michael Karzis June 15, On just about every album we made, there was some kind of commentary on the music business, and on American culture in general.
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In that sense it became something of a symbol, and the 'Hotel' the locus of all that LA had come to mean for us. Frank Ocean released a song that samples the entire instrumental track of "Hotel California" on his mixtape Nostalgia, Ultraentitled "American Wedding".
Retrieved December 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 The Big Lebowski performed by the Gipsy Kings Absolutely Fabulousand The Sopranos.
Henley decided that the song should be a single, although Felder had doubts and the record company was reluctant to release it because, at over six minutes, its duration far exceeded that of the songs generally played by radio stations.
Retrieved November 14, Retrieved May 2, This was because Henley feared that he would lack control hotek the project. Library and Archives Canada.
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Hotel in October Five or six best ones were selected, and the best parts califkrnia then spliced together to create the released version. Select singles in the Format field. Since its release, "Hotel California" has been covered by a number of artists and has become a part of international popular culture.
The band members and Phillips met to discuss the project. Retrieved September 5, hoel The song is initially in the key of B-minor. The intro and verse's chord pattern counts eight measures, each one assigned to a single chord.