From an interview with Mr. Walsh:
IMWT: Is it true that, on the cover of Hotel California, late Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey is seen standing in one of the hotel windows?JW: Absolutely not. Any reference to Satan or anything like that is completely in the eyes of whoever is thinking that. That's a reflection of how sick they are. The guy in the window is one of the Elektra/Asylum publicity guys. The lighting just happened to be bad and he was really shy, so he was just peeking around the corner.
Their mistake?Huh?How many albums have they sold? How filthy rich are they? That was a mistake? I wish I could make a few mistakes like that.I always heard the song was about drug use ("Some dance to remember, some dance to forget") and how hard it is to give it up ("You can check out any time you like but you can never leave")Is "Pretty Maids all in a row" about satan too? Wasted time? Last resort? They're all on the same satanic album, so they probably have backward masked lyrics and all that crap, too.
"We were all middle-class kids from the Midwest," Henley said of the Eagles. "'Hotel California' was our interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles. It was meant to be a metaphor for the United States, for the excesses this country has always been known for. It wasn't meant to be just about California or Beverly Hills. It was more or less taken that way, but we had broader intentions than that. When you love something, you have to point out the things that are going wrong."
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