RE: On a dark desert highway.......
Posted by: John Q ()
Date: November 03, 2000 04:51PM

I think it's pretty obvious what 'Hotel California' is all about. A lot of musicians who came of age in the late 60's/early 70's dabbled in Satanism/the occult while subscribing to the whole hippie philosophy. Manson and his whole clan did, and so did - for a time anyway - the Beatles, the Stones, particularly Mick Jagger who hung out with a filmmaker named Kenneth Anger, a Crowley and/or LaVey disciple (not to mention people like Jimmy Page and Ritchie Blackmore). It's kinda weird - on the surface the love, peace & happiness vibe seems to clash with the negativism/darkness associated with Satanism, on the other hand it makes sense that naive hippies would be attracted to it since Satanism represents something equally anti-establishment. Satanism was another way to express rebellion in the age of rebellion, San Francisco, and CA in general, being the center/point of origin of that whole movement (which would also explain why the Church of Satan got started there).

I think a lot of people have a hard time believing that an all-American band like The Eagles would have anything to do with Satanism. After all, it's so much easier for mom and dad to think only Black Sabbath and Marilyn Manson worship the devil because it confirms all the stereotypes. The reality is often very different. Like, who'd ever believe that someone like Kerry Livgren from Kansas, another all-American band, was heavily into black magic and Satanism before an incident literally put the fear of God in him and he subsequently became a Christian just prior to 'Seeds Of Change'...?

Interesting subject anyway...

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On a dark desert highway....... 150Jack11/02/2000 05:51PM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 101 Lil Al 11/02/2000 08:20PM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 117 Rogue 11/02/2000 09:42PM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 104 Susumu 11/02/2000 10:04PM
The song & satanism-more than you ever thought 118 Don 11/03/2000 02:29PM
RE: The song & satanism-more than you ever tho 113 Lil Al 11/04/2000 08:04AM
RE: Another religious rant... 96 Don 11/04/2000 01:16PM
RE: Another religious rant... 120 Lil Al 11/04/2000 02:47PM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 120 sfk kurt 11/02/2000 10:03PM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 97Captain Chaos11/02/2000 11:25PM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 121 Greasy Bananabuns 11/03/2000 05:34AM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 116 Big Bow Wow 11/03/2000 01:26AM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 91joe11/03/2000 01:44AM
It's true! 119Captain Chaos11/03/2000 02:29AM
RE: It's true! 114 Stimpy 11/03/2000 03:14AM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 103Paul11/03/2000 03:28AM
Bad news Paul! 112Captain Chaos11/03/2000 04:07AM
RE: Bad news Paul! 98 Tinger 11/03/2000 05:50AM
Thank you Tinger! 110Captain Chaos11/03/2000 06:22AM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 101 Richard 11/03/2000 06:46AM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 105 rtz 11/03/2000 01:12PM
I am finding great amuzement in your post ... 106 Big Bow Wow 11/04/2000 03:00AM
RE: On a dark desert highway.......261John Q11/03/2000 04:51PM
Curiousity 101Captain Chaos11/03/2000 11:12PM
RE: Curiousity 114John Q11/04/2000 11:56AM
RE: The story... 112 Don 11/04/2000 01:26PM
RE: Kansas 101loo loo11/04/2000 06:06AM


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