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Old 12-13-2018, 02:02 PM
Sam Stone is offline
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Originally Posted by markn+ View Post
I think a fairly creepy song is Warren Zevon's Excitable Boy.

Jesus Christ. And the upbeat music just adds to the creepiness.
Also, he built a cage with her bones. Even creepier.

'Hotel California' was really about the intoxicating yet soul-destroying attractions of the California music scene - specifically the Laurel Canyon bohemian culture of drugs, money, record company sleazebags, and general craziness. Zevon wrote about all that as well, but he did it more as ascerbically and with more wit.

Ultimately, the Eagles embraced that culture and epitomized it, while Zevon spat in its face. While they were writing about 'life in the fast lane', Zevon was writing about the people that system chewed up and spat out.

"And if California slides into the ocean,
Like the mystics and statistics say it will,
I predict this motel will be standing,
Until I pay my bill."