The Eagles - Hotel California - Song Meaning

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The Eagles “ Hotel California

The Eagles were one of the most successful bands of the 1970's. Their first album titled "The Eagles  went gold a year and a half after it was released in June of 1972. The album was a moderate hit (going gold a year and a half later) and produced the Top 40 hits "Take It Easy" (written by Frey and Jackson Browne), "Witchy Woman," and "Peaceful Easy Feeling.  The second album that The Eagles released was an album called "Desperado.  Unfortunately for The Eagles, this album did not do as well as their first album. This album focused more on a rebel or outlaw type of image for the band, and was somewhat unsuccessful for the band and their image. The band then turned to drugs for a way out. This would influence the rest of their career as a band, and the music that they wrote. For their third album, "On The Border,  released in 1974, the group added guitarist Don Felder. This album went gold in three months, rather than a year and a half like their first album did. This album also produced a number one hit called, "Best of My Love.  It took quite a while for this album to reach number one though. It was almost a full year aft

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