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    Default Felder's Role in Writing Hotel California

    Here's an interview with the engineer who is doing Felder's record. He talks about it some along with Felder writing Hotel California here:

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    'He wrote Hotel California for God's sake'.

    He wrote the MUSIC for Hotel California, or some of it.

    'He's been making music for thirty some odd years'.

    Since he was fired, he has yet to produce any new music at all. In the 14 year period before the Eagles reformed, he made one album.

    Don't get me wrong; I wish Felder success, but let's have some accuracy.

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    Why do people have to downplay Felder's part in the writing of Hotel California? He wrote the music & yes, that was pretty major.

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    Yes, but he did not write the ENTIRE song. To state this is not 'downplaying' his part in it.

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    Well, to me it is downplaying it. As far as I know, Felder wrote all the guitar parts, the introduction, the melody. I would be curious to know what part of the song he didn't write. Does anybody actually know this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topkat View Post
    Well, to me it is downplaying it. As far as I know, Felder wrote all the guitar parts, the introduction, the melody. I would be curious to know what part of the song he didn't write. Does anybody actually know this?
    He didn't write the lyrics. The lyrics were written by Don Henley & Glenn Frey.

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    It's well known that Henley & Frey wrote the lyrics, but your quote was:

    "He wrote the MUSIC for Hotel California, or some of it. "
    I don't want to argue this. It's long in the past.

    Felder is no longer an Eagle, & they've all moved on.....Peace out!!!

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    I remember Joe saying that he helped Felder work out some of the guitar parts for the song. However, since the co-writers on the song are listed as Don Felder, Don Henley, and Glenn Frey only, I guess it really doesn't matter. If Joe did help, he obviously wasn't credited.

    But, I totally agree that none of this is worth arguing over. Only those guys know for sure how it all went down.
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    For some reason in rock music the vocal melody is often not considered "music". When rock people talk about writing "the music", they often mean the chord progressions, riffs and sometimes full arrangements. As far as I know, Don Felder's demo was an instrumental, on top of which Don Henley and Glenn wrote the vocal melodies and lyrics. Is there someone who thinks that the chorus melody (supposedly written by Glenn or/and Don Henley), for example, doesn't have anything to do with the song's appeal?

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    Not me!

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