Are you looking for a unique costume for Halloween? Well, it may be hard to come up with a perfect option but here we believe that our special design On A Dark Desert Highway T Shirt will absolutely meet your expectations! This stunning shirt, also one of the best-selling items in our collection, is always ready to make you stand out at the Halloween party!
What Is The Origin Of “On A Dark Desert Highway T Shirt”?
The fantastic shirt illustrating a witch riding a magic broom on Halloween night with a blood moon image will make anyone who wears it look more mysterious than ever! Additionally, the quote “On A Dark Desert Highway Cool Wind In My Hair” will certainly help you shine at the Halloween party.
Some people are confused when looking at the shirt simply because they can’t explain why there is a combination of the witch image and that quote in a shirt. Then let’s be with us to discover all about this “mysterious” shirt.
First, we will go into the detail of the quote on the shirt. “On A Dark Desert Highway Cool Wind In My Hair” is actually the lyric of the super hit Hotel California which is performed by the famous rock band Eagles. Knowing what the song is about will help you understand why we create this shirt!
What Hotel California Is About?
Hotel California is a song from The Eagles’ 1976 album of the same name. This was also the period when the legendary Rock band was at the peak of its fame. Their lives were rich in money, drugs, and women. Through many ups and downs in their career, the group desired to make a truly meaningful album.
In this album, each song revolves around the frivolous cover in the lives of famous stars: fame, calculated relationships, love affairs, drugs, loneliness, and loss. In particular, the song “Hotel California” – the album’s title track – accurately reflects the stalemate of the American generation in the 1970s. The song was composed by 3 members of The Eagles including Don Felder (music), Don Henley, and Glenn Frey (lyrics).
It is the Hotel California song that helped Glenn Frey and The Eagles members win a Grammy. Since its debut, this single has sold 16 million copies in the US market alone. From 1976 to 1977, Hotel California had eight weeks remaining at number one on the Billboard. The song helped the album of the same name break many music records.
Hotel California is fuzzy, mysterious, which evokes many associations from the name itself. There have been lots of theories put forward about the Hotel California location. Someone said it was a mental hospital and the song was written from the perspective of a patient. There is also a legend that Hotel California is a place of Satan worship and a place for Satanists to gather.
However, they are just known as legends about the song. So, what is the true meaning expressed in Hotel California?
The True Meaning Of The Song
In 2015, Hotel California was jokingly referred to as a “song written just for Facebook” because of the scary line: “You can check-out anytime you like but you can never leave”
The word “check out” translates to Facebook as “log out”.
The same is true of the global Facebook addiction. But, the history of the song Hotel California has more fascinating anecdotes than that. Like many other songs of its kind, The Eagles’ classic Hotel California is the inspiration for countless legends.
Although there is an actual California hotel in Todos Santos, a town in the Mexican state of Baja California, adjacent to the US state of California, this is just a coincidence. No member of The Eagles has ever stayed at the hotel, let alone composing music there. So the California Hotel may be an imaginary place. It can be a symbol of anything and is a legendary song, people are more imaginative.
Many people may remember Hotel California as a “weird song by The Eagles” or a “devil worship song.” Hotel California’s ghostly tune captivated listeners into 2015 and beyond.
Rumor has it that the promotional photos for the album were taken in a building that used to be the headquarters of the Church of Satan, in California. But, in reality, the location for the album’s cover shoot was also the 5-star Beverly Hills hotel in Hollywood, not the Satanic Church.
And it is said that the noticeable point in the photo is an unknown person or demon standing on the balcony, in the dark, with a menacing bald head. However, the character on the hotel balcony in the album cover photo, according to Snopes page, is an actress who was invited to take the cover photo but was late so she missed the shoot. Because the light was too weak, she was mistaken for a fierce bald demon.
None of the myths have been proven correct, but in a 1995 interview, Don Henley, co-writer of the lyrics, said that the song “captures the ideas of the times, an era steeped in American excess and the music industry.”
On November 25, 2007, Henley appeared on the TV news show 60 Minutes, with an explanation about the meaning of the song: “I know, it’s so boring. It’s a song about the dark underbelly of the American Dream and about excess in America which was something we knew about.”
In another interpretation in the 2013 History of the Eagles documentary, he stated “It’s a song about a journey from innocence to experience.” The song is a person’s experience from being innocent until they lose their innocence, an allegory of hedonism and greed in 1970s California.
Thus, even when Hotel California is not real, actually, it is more present than a real place. California in the eyes of many people is often associated with magnificent things. It can be the rich and flashy life of the elite, the image of a paradise oasis appearing in the middle of the desert with magnificent buildings, or sunset on the horizon.
Money and fame motivate many people (especially artists) to come to California with the hope of changing their lives, but many of them never find the treasure they want. On the contrary, they are stuck in a depraved lifestyle that makes them move away from an honest, clean life, no longer being themselves.
Glenn Frey has passed away, but the lyrics and melody of Hotel California still resonate forever, as a reminder to listeners of the values of life, the vanity of materialism, and the purity of the soul. That is the message he sent through this lyrical Rock song.
This Is Why We Make On A Dark Desert Highway T Shirt
The most bizarre thing about the song is the story that the song’s meaning is about belief in Satan. To be more specific, there is a famous myth associated with an image on the album cover of Hotel California (1976). It was a photo of the band The Eagles and many others standing in the lobby of a luxury hotel. But the mysterious point in the photo is an unknown person or demon standing on the balcony, in the dark, with a menacing bald head. Many people believe that it is Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan.
Another theory insists that the song is a tribute to where Anton LaVey’s Satanic Bible was written. Demon worshipers bought an old church and named it “Hotel California. The promotional photos for the album were also taken in a building that used to be the headquarters of the Church of Satan, in California; the Church of Satan is known as the Hotel California. These theories all sound appealing, giving the song a devilish tinge.
There are various myths around Hotel California. But the story related to Satan draws much of our attention. Though the myth has never been proven correct, that mystery is exactly the inspiration for us to make this On A Dark Desert Highway T Shirt. The image of the witch is somewhat related to the mystery of the song.
Both Satan and the witch belong to the mystical world. All of these are in legends with symbols related to Halloween. And we make this shirt with a view to designing something unique for Halloween!
Why choose Dark Desert Highway T Shirt?
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