I was trying to use california as the microcosm for the rest of the nation. The album was recorded by bill szymczyk at the criteria and record plant studios.
Faded loss of innocence and decadence.
Hotel california album cover hd. The madhouse magazine radio hour we spotlight the album hotel california by the eagles. According to kosh henley wanted him to find a place that can portray the hotel california of the album title and portray it with a slightly sinister edge. Three hotels were photographed and the one with the beverly hills hotel was selected as the cover.
American rock band the eagles released hotel california in december 1976. Eagles perform hotel california at the 1998 rock roll hall of fame induction ceremony looking for more induction ceremony memories from eagles. The cover photo of the eagles 1976 album hotel california was taken by photographer david alexander with art director kosh.
Why don henley s album cover idea led to two photographers sitting in a cherry picker 60 feet off the ground. Provided to youtube by rhino elektrahotel california 2013 remaster eagleshotel california 1976 asylumengineer. For the cover of this album don henley wanted to convey.
Hotel california is the fifth studio album by american rock band the eagles. Full album review and discussion. Hotel california proves the eagles are more than the new kid in town this is behind the cover brought to you by pure music.
This is a feature where we will take a closer look at the history and design of one of the most iconic album covers of all time. The photographer shot the image 60 feet above sunset boulevard on top of a cherry picker. There was no shortage of locations that fitted the bill in the band s home town of los angeles but henley looked further afield for his creatives turning to british art director kosh who made his reputation.
Eagles hotel california click here to subscribe. According to don henley the sleeve of the eagles 1976 album hotel california was intended to convert an atmosphere of faded glory loss of innocence and decadence.