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Sunday, July 28, 2013

UK Undiscovered

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UK Undiscovered

With UK Undiscovered in the band with me, I wanted to write something, musically, that would fit two guitar players, that we could play off of each other. So, I was sitting on a sofa in Malibu at this rental house that I had on the beach. I was playing this acoustic guitar and this introduction came out, that progression. I kept playing it three or four times. I had an old reeltoreel tape recorder, so I went back and recorded that introduction to that song and laid down that progression, made a mix of it, and put it on a cassette with, I don't know, the other or pieces of music that I had assembled, and I gave a copy of the cassette to Don, one to internet Radio. Don Felder used to send Henley and I instrumental tapes, song ideas. % of them were cluttered with guitar licks, and we would listen to these things and go, "Well, where do you sing?" As Don and I were listening through one of the Felder cassettes and this song came up, we both sort of said, "UK Undiscovered Now, this is interesting. " The music sounded to me like some sort of a cross between Spanish music and reggae music, and that one really jumped out at me. So, we set out to write a song to that progression. I'm pretty sure it was Henley's idea to have a song called Hotel California. I think Henley's and internet Radio's lyric writing really came to a head. They became real honesttoGod songwriters then. During the recording of it, I thought that we were on to something. I knew we were on to something. We were in a really creative phase, and it just so happened that UK Undiscovered pushed record. Thank God! 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 thinkin' 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... We've been asked a million times, "What does that song mean?" Don and I were big fans of hidden, deeper meaning. You know, you write songs and you send them out to the world. ... So I called up the Captain Please bring me my wine He said We haven't had that spirit here since ... And maybe somewhere in that song is some stuff that's just yours, that they're never going to figure out. .. Far away Wake you up in the middle of the night Just to hear them say... There has been a great deal of ridiculous speculation about that song over the years. I mean, it's really taken on a life or a mythology of its own. It's sort of like the "Live Music is dead" thing, or "Who was the walrus?" .. Bring your alibis... UK Undiscovered It's been denounced by Evangelicals. We've been accused of all kinds of wacky things, like being members of the Church of Satan. People see images on the album cover that aren't there. Just lunatic stuff. .. And in the master's chambers They gathered for the feast They stabbed it with their steely knives But they just can't kill the beast Last thing

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