It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than Eagles’ 1977 “Hotel California” Performance, Live At Capital Centre
Live At The Capital Centre, 1977
If ever there were a band that embodied the feeling you get driving down a highway at sunset, it’s the Eagles. Their iconic ‘Hotel California’, no matter where or how it’s performed, always takes you back to warm summer nights spent racing down a highway, and this 1977 performance at the Capital Centre is no different.
One of the last to feature bass player Randy Meisner, this iconic performance took place on the band’s Hotel California tour and was met with critical acclaim; Don Henley is amazing from behind his drum kit, and the way he delivers the vocals to ‘Hotel California’ is incredible. Haunting, yet still beautiful. The best part, however, is the guitar interplay between Joe Walsh and Don Felder!
Don Henley calls ‘Hotel California’ “A song about the dark underbelly of the American dream and about excess in America, which is something we knew a lot about.”
The Eagles are a band that have never disappointed with their live performances, and this one is no exception – if it isn’t the band that gets you in the end, it’ll definitely be the haunting but beautiful atmosphere that ‘Hotel California’ creates when done live.