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NFT: I've really become an Eagles fan lately...

DC Gmen Fan : 2/11/2018 11:33 am
always liked the music but just recently started digging into the history of the band. I never realized Jackson Browne had such an influence in their music, specifically co-writing Take it Easy with Glenn.

For those of you who were fans during their peak, was Browne ever considered part of the band, or was he more of an associated act?
I like you  
djm : 2/11/2018 11:36 am : link
You're silly.
He was an associated act....  
Britt in VA : 2/11/2018 11:39 am : link
there's a really good documentary on the Eagles on Netflix.

Jackson Browne was emerging as a solo artist and met Don and Glenn through Linda Ronstadt when they were in her backup band.

It was a whole scene going on in LA.
lots of great music documentaries on Netflix  
markky : 2/11/2018 11:40 am : link
The Eagles is one of them. Worth watching.
The History of the Eagles  
Britt in VA : 2/11/2018 11:45 am : link
and Running Down a Dream (Tom Petty) are two of the best rock documentaries I've ever seen. It's like being there.
LawrenceTaylor56 : 2/11/2018 12:05 pm : link
Thanks for the recs  
DC Gmen Fan : 2/11/2018 12:06 pm : link
I'll check them out!
I see they are touring with Glenn's son now  
DC Gmen Fan : 2/11/2018 12:08 pm : link
kinda looks like his dad
Fuck every Eagle...  
Chris in Philly : 2/11/2018 12:26 pm : link
From Donovan McNabb to Don Henley.
F Rocky too  
bLiTz 2k : 2/11/2018 1:05 pm : link
RE: Fuck every Eagle...  
djm : 2/11/2018 1:19 pm : link
In comment 13829083 Chris in Philly said:
From Donovan McNabb to Don Henley.

I'm friends with two people who rubbed elbows with Henley and the music scene back in the 90s. The stories are true. Henley is a gigantic asshole.
djm Weren't the Eagles Always Insufferable  
Giants1956 : 2/11/2018 1:58 pm : link
Very heavy into ideology and egotistical presuming they had the 'answers'. The M & M story shows them to be elitist
pricks never realized that because you can get away with something, doesn't mean you should. EGO = Road to Douchery
Quincy Jones says they're shit  
SHO'NUFF : 2/11/2018 3:17 pm : link
and so is everybody else without a jazz background.
Another vote for the Documentary ....  
short lease : 2/11/2018 4:39 pm : link
About 3 hours long that seems like it goes by in 10 minutes ....
RE: Quincy Jones says they're shit  
short lease : 2/12/2018 12:03 am : link
In comment 13829198 SHO'NUFF said:
and so is everybody else without a jazz background.

That's the thing. He also said the Beatles were shit ... but he is comparing these pop/rock guys to John Coltrane and Miles Davis.

Unfair comparison.
RE: Fuck every Eagle...  
short lease : 2/12/2018 12:04 am : link
In comment 13829083 Chris in Philly said:
From Donovan McNabb to Don Henley.

: )
Joe Walsh gets a flyer for me...  
lono801 : 2/12/2018 12:33 am : link
' How ya Doin?'

In my best Billy West imitation

The James Gang cranked out some great songs...

And I have always liked Joe Walshes...  
lono801 : 2/12/2018 12:52 am : link
Pretty Maids All in a Row...( Hotel California)
Isn't Vince Gill  
section125 : 2/12/2018 7:13 am : link
now an Eagle?
RE: Isn't Vince Gill  
Britt in VA : 2/12/2018 10:14 am : link
In comment 13829583 section125 said:
now an Eagle?

Yeah, I guess. I don't think the Eagles have really been the Eagles since they fired Don Felder. And especially now that Glenn Frey is dead.
RE: Joe Walsh gets a flyer for me...  
Chris in Philly : 2/12/2018 10:36 am : link
In comment 13829548 lono801 said:
' How ya Doin?'

In my best Billy West imitation

The James Gang cranked out some great songs...

Fuck the flyers too...
Played to death.  
x meadowlander : 2/12/2018 11:27 am : link
Yes, they OWNED the 70's soft-rock genre, their sound was unique and unmistakable, their harmonies as unique as any of the great groups. Nobody else sounded like the Eagles, they get credit for writing a ton of cheesy hits...

But they were insufferable bastards.

I can live with all of that - the one HUGE knock I have with Henley is that he's a hypocrite of the first degree. Dead 16 year old hooker found in his bed, he had the brass balls to release 'Dirty Laundry'.

Fuck him for that alone. I'm sure the girls family loved it.

I can't take much classic rock any more. The impact that the greats had - from the big 4 - the Beatles, Stones, Who and Zep - to the second tier stadium bands like the Eagles - I can barely listen to that stuff anymore.

Once in a blue moon though, I drift back and yes, I'll cue up Hotel California - cause in 77', when they signed Joe Walsh, it really was a perfect moment, a perfect album.

I think that sums it up pretty well....  
Britt in VA : 2/12/2018 11:35 am : link
For me, I guess they just dominated the airwaves when I was in my formative years for the first time hearing music (Born in '76).

My mom used to drive me to daycare in her '69 blue Camaro and that's just the the music I remember from those early years.
Bitchin' Camaro!  
Chris in Philly : 2/12/2018 11:58 am : link
Indeed it was.....  
Britt in VA : 2/12/2018 2:17 pm : link
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