Sunset Highland Motel

The Family That Plays TogetherFormer location, currently called Budget Inn.

If this place could talk! If you were an up-and-coming band in the 60’s and 70’s, this is where the record companies would put you up, if you were lucky.

The great L.A. band Spirit posed themselves on a staircase here for the cover of their second album, 1968’s “The Family That Plays Together“. The cover photo was shot by¬†Guy Webster and the album was produced by Lou Adler and Bob Irwin.


Side One:
I Got a Line on You
It Shall Be
Poor Richard
Silky Sam
Darlin’ If

Side Two:
It’s All the Same
Jewish California
Dream Within a Dream
She Smiles
Aren’t You Glad


Jay Ferguson – lead vocals, keyboards, percussion
Randy California – lead guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals, bass
John Locke – keyboards
Mark Andes – bass, backing vocals
Ed Cassidy – drums, percussion

Spirit Discography

1968 – Spirit
1968 – The Family That Plays Together
1969 – Clear
1970 – Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
1972 – Feedback
1975 – Spirit of ’76
1975 – Son of Spirit
1976 – Farther Along
1977 – Future Games
1981 – The Adventures of Kaptain Kopter & Commander Cassidy in Potato Land
1984 – The Thirteenth Dream
1989 – Rapture in the Chambers
1990 – Tent of Miracles
1996 – California Blues

Sunset Highland Motel
6830 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90028