Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hotel California

The definitive version of Hotel California from the Gipsy Kings (I cannot listen to the original any more).  From the soundtrack of The Big Lebowski.  One of the recurring themes of the movie is Jeffrey Lebowski's (aka The Dude, His Dudeness, El Dudereeno) hatred of The Eagles which finally gets him into trouble:

The Gipsy Kings are from southern France but they sing in Spanish and most of their parents are gypsies who fled Spain during the Spanish Civil War.  The only version of Hotel California I found on YouTube features an unchanging picture of Jesus Quintana, a very unsavory bowler from the movie  Let's go listen:

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