Hotel California Cover By Gabriella Quevedo

Hotel California Cover By Gabriella Quevedo | Society Of Rock Videos

Some Dance To Remember, Some Dance To Forget!

“Hotel California” is one of the most popular tracks of Eagles. It’s been rated highly in several music charts, lists and polls. Because its very well-known and an absolute crowd favorite, it’s become a staple in the Eagles’ concert repertoire. The band even released an acoustic version of the song and one of its notable features is the interplay of electric guitar.

Don Henley called it “our interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles”[12] and later reiterated: “It’s basically a song about the dark underbelly of the American dream and about excess in America, which is something we knew a lot about.”

Ever since its release, there has been several interpretation from listeners as to what “Hotel California” really is. Some speculated that it was the Church of Satan while others believed they were referring to the Camarillo State Mental Hospital. No matter how people perceived it, it’s clear that even decades after it was released, it continues to receive a fair airplay in rock radio stations and is still being covered by various musicians.

The song is an allegory about hedonism, self-destruction, and greed in the music industry of the late 1970s.

Speaking of cover tunes, this one by Gabriella Quevedo is very impressive. She rose up to the challenge of making her own rendition of this timeless classic. It’s so good that even Igor Presnyakov, another extremely talented guitarist, liked it A LOT!


On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself,
“This could be Heaven or this could be Hell”
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say…

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain,
“Please bring me my wine”
He said, “We haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine”
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say…

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin’ it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said “We are all just prisoners here, of our own device”
And in the master’s chambers,
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can’t kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
“Relax, ” said the night man,
“We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave! “

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