jybsc wrote at 2007-05-16 14:23:59
I think "Hotel California" referenced Charles Manson and brainwashing. Hence the lyric "we are programmed to receive" Also the reference to 1969- that was the year of the Sharon Tate murder.
Fess Parker wrote at 2008-02-27 19:37:10
I heard the "Hotel California" was about the Church of Satan. This was to supposed to be confirmed by the photo in the inner sleeve of a crowd that included a bald man with goatee which looked a lot like Anton LEvay.
Also Don Henley lyrics often have an occult feel. such as the "Sunset Grill"
coulmomma wrote at 2016-02-18 19:00:48
Once you have been to California, you can leave anytime you want, but California stays with you.