I often times...get sentimental...and can go to hyperbole when someone big such as a music celeb that I used to enjoy a lot...takes the dirt nap. I just now wrote Osso a PM about my thoughts about how my taste has changed over the years.
My change in taste happened right in the middle of when rock music went from a big music biz a bit after the Beatles break-up into a mega-big business. Sadly The Eagles went from being Linda R's studio band..to a huge act of their own. Some of the lyrics were some of the most memorable..often those written by Don Henley. But clearly Frey had some great lyrics, too.
Umm as for Hotel California.,..it was amazing (as an audiophile) for me to listen to...but it was 100% content-free. Nowadays, I haven't listened to it in 10 years as that sterile, studio..perfect sound ..and almost clinical direction..where rock lost its soul - hate to say it...but they were at the epicenter of that.
Furthermore, Frey was infamous in his mistreatment of some of the non-founding members of the group ...it was abominable and selfish.