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.
So many different interpretations of the song are the cause overlooking what the artists say. Listen to what Felder et al have to say regarding the song/album. How many mothers are just overjoyed at their son/daughter being in the medical field?To be continued, PS, The idea of the music of the song came from The rollong Stones' 'Angie', I think.July 7, 2016A post by Barry from NY in 2015 triggered me to catch everyone up on this honor and event. Bernie is no song writing slouch, has a great voice and his banjo and guitar skills are incredible (think Bitter Creek, the double time finger picking on the end of Take It Easy for example).CSNY reunion brought them two guitar-sounds because CSNY had two guitarist-Neil Young and Stephen Stills. So they copied CSNY and had two guitarists-Don Felder and Joe Walsh instead of Bernie Leadon in 1975. To be continued Hi Music lovers, As I told you my last review, I think this song 'Hotel California' has nothing to do with any materials or heroin addiction in those days.I think it was about a story influenced by the horror films like 'Exorcist' in 1973 or 'Race With The Devil' in 1975.Hi Music lovers I think the background of the time when this album was produced and came out was like this below that I wrote.