Eagles – “Hotel California” (Guitar Cover By Sungha Jung)

Eagles – “Hotel California” (Guitar Cover By Sungha Jung) | Society Of Rock Videos

Prepare To Be Blown Away!

“Hotel California” has received several interpretations from both critics and listeners but the band claimed that the song was basically an “interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles”. California was used as the setting and the lyrics talked about excessive materialism. In 1977, this track bagged the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

Don Henley in the London Daily Mail November 9, 2007 said: “Some of the wilder interpretations of that song have been amazing. It was really about the excesses of American culture and certain girls we knew. But it was also about the uneasy balance between art and commerce.”

After its release, it dominated the charts and at present, continues to be a very popular classic rock song. It’s also a favorite tune to cover among guitarists. In this video, Sungha Jung (a South Korean musician and YouTube sensation) performs his rendition of this Eagles hit. This guitar prodigy is popular for his acoustic fingerstyle guitar.

The Eagles aimed for a full sensory experience in their songwriting. Felder adds, “When we try to write lyrics, we try to write lyrics that touch multiple senses, things you can see, smell, taste, hear. ‘I heard the mission bell,’ you know, or ‘the warm smell of colitas,’ talking about being able to relate something through your sense of smell. Just those sort of things. So that’s kind of where ‘colitas’ came from.”

This was recorded a few years back and just look at how talented this kid is!

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