Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Re: Hotel California
I have to admit that I'm secretly bummed out when some of the old rock-and-roll urban legends turn out to be bunk. All the fuzzy photographs, images hidden in LP sleeves, masked messages, etc. all created a kind of mystique that in the age of the internet, high-res photography and sound recording we'll never have again.
There are still a bunch of really weird stuff from the bygone era of rock and roll that is somewhat true (at least in creepily bizarre conincidences and stuff). I just read the book, "Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Rock and Roll Myths, Legends, and Curses" by R. Gary Patterson that freaked me out. The chapters on the Allman Brothers, Stones, and Zeppelin are alone worth checking it out.