You can check out any time but you can't never leave!Hi Music lovers, I know that a millions music fans like this song and many of them believed that this song was written for the sort of warning of materialism in those days. It was not written for this, but for something else!
Because there was a 'horror' or 'Occult' film boom happening in the US since 1973. One of the horror films, 'Race With The Devil' was starring 'Peter Fonda'.
Peter was a very famous for producing 'Easy Rider' in 1969.
Most are not worthy,but we made the record at the Beverly Hills hotel taking about 6 months,with many friends invited, I amongst then.
The bell captain took one look at me and said "we haven't had that spirit here since 1969.
I think that these influences appeared on the single 'One Of These Nights' in 1975.
Let's take a look at the lyrics of the song 'One Of These Nights'.
All members of the Eagles must have watched this film because they had respected him since 'Ease Rider' because it was a great AND impressive film. The last scene of this film 'Race With The Devil' was the same the last phrase of the lyrics of the 'Hotel California', which goes like this: You can check any time you like, but you can't never leave: just the same last scene.
I think when Don Henley got the idea of the music of 'Hotel California' from another Don: Don Felder, he must have thought 'Wow!
He loaned us his large convertible to take to mission santa Barbara.
Sexy red head in the front with the Sweet smell of colitis flowing through here hair, when we got there the mission bells rang. I always took this song to have a somewhat literal beginning.
One was that Eric Clapton came back from the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, with releasing the album '461 Occean Boulvoard' in 1974. I think these two big event was a big influence for all the members of the Eagles.