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Old 07-15-2006, 12:51 PM   #31
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Hotel California is a song about a mental institution up north on the way to Santa Barbara. Henley apparently spent some time there and the lyrics were based on his attempts to get better ("you can check out any time you want...but you can never leave").
Actually that institution has been made into a college...Channel Islands or something a former co-worker of mine told me this.

btw "Best of My Love" = best Eagles song
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:05 PM   #32
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That's not true.

Glenn Fry, who co-wrote the song, is on record saying it's about cocaine addiction and LA culture at the time.

It may or may not have additional meaning, but it is about addiction and LA culture.

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Old 07-15-2006, 01:26 PM   #33
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These aren't the best songs of all time...just some really good songs.

MF Doom-Doomsday
The Doors-The End
De La Soul-Eye Know
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Bear vs Shark-Bloodgiver
Broken Social Scene-Stars and Sons
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:26 PM   #34
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Holy shyt and I thought it was about an actual hotel. lol jk.
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:33 PM   #35
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It's about drug addiction and is a critique of L.A. culture in the 70's.

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On the surface, the song is a tale of a weary traveler who becomes trapped in a nightmarish hotel that at first appeared tempting; as a metaphor the song may be commenting on drug addiction or simply the decadent lifestyle the hugely successful band had been caught up in.
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soo... yeah. drugs. "decadent lifestyle," in the '70s, in california, if you're a really popular rock band, basically means drugs and groupies who do drugs and parties with club drugs.

But I always viewed as a song about drug addiction, cause I wasn't alive in California in the '70s, but I know drug addicts, and the whole "you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."

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Old 07-15-2006, 01:34 PM   #36
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Best song thread and nye a mention of the Beatles and the 2 greatest songwriters of all time. Come on people.

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soo... yeah. drugs. "decadent lifestyle," in the '70s, in california, if you're a really popular rock band, basically means drugs and groupies.

I'm just going by what the guy who co-wrote it said.

It boils down to drugs and LA life.

Trying to give it more credit than "drugs and groupies."
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:42 PM   #38
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IT makes sense actually if u listen to the lyrics.

"I called the captain to bring me my wine and said We haven't had that spirit here since 1969"

I dont know exactly what that means but it may mean they have something way harder of a drug or something
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:42 PM   #39
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Harvest Moon and O-H-I-O are my favorite Neil Young songs.
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Southern Man is a great Neil Young song.
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Aye, he's a great songwriter. Nice harmonic direction and most his songs are of cultural and political significance.
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Its hard to pick the best song of all time. But I'll throw out a song that craps on everything mentioned so far

Prince "Purple Rain"
"1999" is Prince's best song -- way, way better than the over-dramatized "Purple Rain" -- and in my opinion, the best song of all-time.
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Old 07-15-2006, 02:32 PM   #44
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Candy Shop by 50 Cent, definitely a classic right there. Rivalled only by something by Kelis, yes. Can't forget that Laffy Taffy either.
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Best song thread and nye a mention of the Beatles and the 2 greatest songwriters of all time. Come on people.

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