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  1. Vince
    April 19, 2014 @ 8:23 am

    The review of The Last Resort is that it is “bigoted, racist, elitist” is one of the most ignorant things I have ever heard. Then the proof comes when the last line is misquoted. You call something paradise should be you call SOME PLACE paradise. Get your act together before you review a masterpiece.


    • rl
      December 8, 2016 @ 9:32 am

      A big AMEN to that opinion, Brother! I thought exactly the same when I read that BS.


  2. Thomas Dixon
    December 25, 2017 @ 5:24 pm

    “this one is preachy with lyrics that are a bit bigoted, racist, elitist, and yet self-loathing, taking away from the otherwise beautiful melody and score”

    No it isn’t. What the hell are you smoking?


  3. Top 9 Best Sounding Albums of the 1970s | River of Rock
    January 8, 2018 @ 3:10 pm

    […] Album review of Hotel California Buy Hotel California […]


  4. Michael Holland Shepard
    December 19, 2018 @ 7:14 pm

    Hotel California was writen in 1968 by me, Michael Holland Shepard. The song was plagiarized by the Eagles. I wrote cool wind in my hair in reference to (Horse With No Name) another song I wrote a year earlier. It too was plagiarized along with 40 plus other songs I wrote. Some of the songs I wrote are Like A Rolling Stone, Knock Knock Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Solitary Man, Money For Nothing, Billie Jean, Me And Bobbie McGee, Yesterday, Puff The Magic Dragon, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Imagine, Michelle, Rocky Top, etc.etc. All the songs I wrote were plagiarized. I had trouble with the copywrite office and the musicians were not honest.


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  5. Michael Holland Shepard
    December 19, 2018 @ 8:19 pm

    The Eagles did not write Hotel California. I, Michael Holland Shepard wrote Hotel California in 1968. A bit of irony. The line, cool wind in my hair, refers to the (Horse With No Name) a song I wrote in 1967. It was also plagiarized. Some other songs I wrote are Puff The Magic Dragon, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Bye Bye Miss American Pie and about 35 plus more songs all plagiarized.


    • You're a Dumbass.
      August 26, 2019 @ 7:24 am

      Sure you did. LOL


  6. Ellin
    January 25, 2019 @ 6:05 pm

    I went to high school with Michael Holland Shepard – I paid him to write my essays, and then I put my name on them!!


  7. JJ Stephens
    November 6, 2019 @ 2:04 am

    If you meant by “racist” lyrics, then you must mean, Don Henley is NOT the racist but sick Americans who took the land from Native Americans and then killed them. I’ve heard critics say that “the last resort” is the “anti hotel California”…..but, for me, that doesn’t really make sense. Actually, I felt that “the last resort” has the same themes as Hotel California but telling a completely different story. And I don’t believe that The Last Resort is a kind of “happy ending” to the entire album. I think Henley is giving the middle finger to America and their bullshit and stop acting like we’re all God and better than all others. America needs to grow up and take responsibility for their mistakes.. at least, that’s what the song means to me.


  8. Bill Koeppen
    April 18, 2020 @ 12:05 pm

    Wasted Time Reprise is a beautiful arrangement…it opens the second side while bringing closure to the first. Cannot imagine the record without it.


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