Most infamously known for its prominent placement in cult classic film The Big Lebowski, this is a Latin twist on the nearly worn out but still wonderful “Hotel California,” in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Playing a song everyone’s heard a thousand times can be a bit of a challenge, but Gipsy Kings inject enough of their personalities and highly stylized playing to create an interesting twist.
The beautifully plucked flamenco guitar, the emotion in his spanish-language retelling of the story and the overall up-tempo of the song is simultaneously perfect for lounging around margarita in hand or salsa dancing. Enjoy this fun cover and Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
By Jarad Matula