Other claims suggested that the hotel california was the camarillo state mental hospital. The song was also rumoured to be about heroin addiction cannibalism or devil worship the album cover allegedly shows anton lavey leader of the church of satan.
Hotel california is a song for the ages a timeless classic a piece of beauty.
Hotel california cover hotel california anton lavey. Revelation 13 4 hotel california is the hit album and song produced in 1976 by the eagles rock band. The back cover of the album shows the empty lobby of a hotel with one lone figure sweeping up the floor. Lavey purchased an old hotel and transformed it to the church and wrote his book the satanic bible there.
Hotel california refers to the church of satan because it was established at california street in san francisco near 24 th avenue. Neither the front back or gatefold photos used on the eagles album hotel california were photographed at an actual hotel named california. On the cover of the eagles album hotel california there is a picture of an abandoned hotel with someone in the doorway.
Hotel california was one of the. On the inside of the album cover pictured to the right anton lavey founder of the church of satan in 1966 is seen peering down from the balcony who is circled in red. In the 1980s the reverand paul risley of cornerstone church in wisconsin claimed that hotel california referred to a san francisco hotel bought by anton lavey and converted into his church of satan.
By raul on march 17 2017 in location music the eagles. We previously wrote all the details about the classic album cover photoshoot at the beverly hills hotel. And as it always tends to happen with such works fans have tried looking for easter eggs in the song a hidden message or an underlying theme that ll further ad.
The reference of hell this could be heaven or this could be hell. When they took the picture there was noone in the hotel and when they. Some fans interpreted hotel california as a song about drug addiction but a small group of christian evangelists were convinced it was about a san francisco hotel that a man named anton lavey.