I love rock ‘n’roll! Well you might say that is because that was the time I was in high school and college. And you would be right to some degree. Funny thing is that I was much more into Simon and Garfunkle, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, and Peter Paul and Mary. These were among the artists who were the bridge between folk music and rock. Funny, my taste has changed.
This is the group I am choosing for my favorite song, The Eagles with the founding member Glenn Frye and lead guitarist in the 70s. And my song choice is “Hotel California” which you can hear below.
As always there are lots of opinions on what lyrics mean. I read that California is the microcosm of the US and it magnifies the success, attraction of excess and pessimistic history of America all with the Eagles , the symbol of the US warning us all.
For me it is the music that is the most compelling from the opening dualling guitars . The music is both edgy and laid back with this new sound for the Eagles. It is never in its 6 + minutes loud noise as much rock sounds to me. The Eagle always make music.
Memorable lyrics from “Hotel California” :
“This could be heaven or this could be hell.”
“You can check out anytime you like but you can never leave.”
I would love to hear your responses and choices for your fave group and or song. . . but it has to be rock ‘n’roll !
There is a documentary on Net Flex on The Eagles. It is ok but just as you can imagine, sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll with rising success, argument among the big dogs. Pretty enjoyable but most of us know the story and have seen it before.