Joe Walsh has revealed that he and Don Felder did not spend a great deal of time working out their guitar parts for The Eagles' "Hotel California."
"Once Don [Henley] had figured out the words, and once the vocal was sung, so we knew where not to play, Felder and I decided we would have multiple guitars playing together, doing the same thing, in different voices," Walsh explains. "We wanted to build that up within the body of the song, so that it would gradually become more complex. And we decided that, at the end of the song, we would have a go at one another. Felder and I pushed each other. It was competitive. It was like, 'Okay, watch this!' We did that on purpose, because it created tension, that effort to be the tougher guy. You can hear that in our performances."