The Eagles, 'The Last Resort'
A sullen ballad that lazily swipes at manifest destiny and Christian conversion, the last track on Hotel California saves it strongest vitriol for the suburban encroachment of the Wild West. "Some rich men came and raped the land/Nobody caught 'em/Put up a bunch of ugly boxes, and Jesus/People bought 'em," rasps singer Don Henley – but the piano-driven backing is so sedate and the tempo so plodding, he sounds disinterested by the time the band crosses the Mississippi. Then there are still half of the seven-plus minutes left.
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