Variations on "Hotel California"
First we'll hear from Nigerian-born reggae mon Majek Fashek, who recorded it for 1998 Tuff Gong compilation Tuff Tracks:
Here's Scottish trio Alabama 3's, best known for Sopranos theme song "Woke Up This Morning," techno-country take from 2000's La Peste:
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The song's heavy flamenco guitar makes it a natural for Spanish superstars the Gipsy Kings, whose version appears in The Big Lebowski:
Frightful American Idol reject William Hung recorded "Hotel California" on his 2004 album Inspiration. Yes, it's every bit as bad as you imagine:
Lounge-pop pranksters The Moog Cookbook did it ska-style - with popcorn! - on 1997's Ye Olde Space Band: Plays Classic Rock Hits. Not sure how Del Shannon got in there, but what the hell:
It's hard to think of a less appropriate song for children, but of course it made it onto the Eagles edition of popular toddler-pop series Rockabye Baby!:
Even Tupac succumbed to the warm smell of colitas:
One more. Stevie Nicks, who lived the song more than most, performed it with special guest Don Henley on her 2006 tour:
Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any video of "Night and Day" R&B crooner Al B. Sure!'s version, from his 1990 LP Private Times... and the Whole 9!. Now that's one I'd really like to hear. - Chris Gray
The Eagles perform 7 p.m. tonight and Thursday at Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, 713-758-7200. Tickets $175, $85 and $45.