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What are your favorites of these songs?

Don Henley - Dirty Laundry
Don Henley - The Boys of Summer
Don Henley - Sunset Grill
Don Henley - New York Minute
Don Henley - The End of the Innocence
Glenn Frey - Smuggler's Blues
Glenn Frey - The Heat Is On
Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good
Joe Walsh - A Life of Illusion
Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way
Eagles - Take It Easy
Eagles - Witchy Woman
Eagles - Tequila Sunrise
Eagles - Desperado
Eagles - Already Gone
Eagles - One of These Nights
Eagles - Lyin' Eyes
Eagles - Hotel California
Eagles - Life in the Fast Lane
Eagles - Victim of Love
Eagles - The Last Resort
Eagles - The Long Run
Eagles - I Can't Tell You Why
Eagles - In the City
Eagles - Seven Bridges Road

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Offline KevShmev

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Your favorites of these songs by Eagles
« on: May 10, 2018, 09:03:38 PM »
Instead of listing just songs by the Eagles, I thought I would throw in some prominent solo songs by various members of the band, for fun.

You can vote for up to 7.

I went with:

The Boys of Summer
Hotel California
The Last Resort
Tequila Sunrise
In the City
Lyin' Eyes
Sunset Grill

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Eagles
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 09:41:55 PM »
The Eagles, sorry.... Eagles are another one of those bands that tend to do really well for me on the evening drive home in the summer when the sun is setting, the summer isn't quite yet stifling, and the colors of the sun take on a different feel, and the wind is blowing through the open windows of my pickup, so for me, I chose

Take it Easy
Tequila Sunrise
Already Gone
Hotel California
Life in the Fast Lane
In the City
Boys of Summer- The Atari's did a cover of this song like 14 years ago and I really liked that one too. Fun fact, Pat Benatar was in the studio next door to Don when they were recording Boys of Summer and she was recording Love is a Battlefield. Don heard what she was doing and loved the sound she was using for the song and asked if he could use it for his song, hers was uptempo and his is a bit slower I think. This according to Pat's husband and guitarist. This song is great for those late summer drives.

After looking at Glenn Frey's selection here, controversial question (maybe, I'm just not sure the answer here) could he really go out on his own like Joe Walsh and Don can and could? I honestly don't think I could name a Glenn Frey solo song. Not that Don does that well nowadays, he's a curmudgeonly asshole nowadays, but still had bigger hits than Glenn (I think)
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Eagles
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 10:28:58 PM »
To answer your question first, I saw the Eagles on the "Hell Freezes Over" tour, and they are a great band - meaning, as a band they are tight and play the songs perfectly - but when Glenn did his songs, the proceedings screeched to a halt.   "Smuggler's Blues" is on my top five most despised songs of all time by any artist ever.

I voted for:

- four of the five Henley songs - no Dirty Laundry for me
- Joe Walsh "Life's Been Good"
- The Eagles "The Long Run"
- The Eagles "In The City"

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Eagles
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2018, 12:14:57 AM »
Love Joe Walsh and Eagles. Struggled with this a bit. The Last Resort is probably my favorite, especially the version from Hell Freezes Over.

Eagles - The Last Resort
Eagles - Hotel California
Eagles - In the City
Eagles - Tequila Sunrise
Eagles - Already Gone
Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way
Don Henley - New York Minute (Hell Freezes Over version)
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Eagles
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2018, 01:08:49 AM »
Desperado
One Of These Nights
New York Minute
Hotel California
Last Resort
I Can't Tell You Why

I'd like to add Pretty Maids All In A Row as well, an often overlooked song on Hotel California and one of my absolute favs by the Eagles. Joe's guitar work on there is just beautiful.
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Eagles
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2018, 07:52:06 AM »
Don Henley - The Boys of Summer
Don Henley - The End of the Innocence
Eagles - Hotel California
Eagles - One of These Nights
Eagles - Lyin' Eyes
Eagles - Hotel California
Eagles - I Can't Tell You Why


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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Eagles
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2018, 11:22:34 AM »
Not a big Eagles fan.  I like a few of the hits.  Used to have one of the greatest hits albums, but I thought half of them sucked.  I voted for:

Dirty Laundry (this is really mostly a nostalgia selection because it was on a "mix tape" that my best friend had back in late 1982 that we listed to a LOT)
Boys of Summer (this song and the other Henley songs run together a bit for me -- I could have switched this out with NY Minute or End of the Innocence)
Take It Easy (most of the Eagles songs I'm familiar with fall on the wrong side of "too much country," but this song hangs on the edge of the good side of the line)
Already Gone
Hotel California
Life in the Fast Lane

I vaguely recall at some  point someone told me I would dig Seven Bridges Road, and I vaguely recall listening to it and thinking it was cool, but I can't remember it well enough now to give it a vote).
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Eagles
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2018, 05:38:03 PM »
The Eagles, sorry.... Eagles are another one of those bands that tend to do really well for me on the evening drive home in the summer when the sun is setting, the summer isn't quite yet stifling, and the colors of the sun take on a different feel, and the wind is blowing through the open windows of my pickup, so for me, I chose...

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To answer your question first, I saw the Eagles on the "Hell Freezes Over" tour, and they are a great band - meaning, as a band they are tight and play the songs perfectly - but when Glenn did his songs, the proceedings screeched to a halt.   "Smuggler's Blues" is on my top five most despised songs of all time by any artist ever.


I love Smugger's Blues (it almost got my last vote here), but nothing else Frey ever did on his own stuck with me.  You Belong to the City?  Vomit.

The Last Resort is probably my favorite, especially the version from Hell Freezes Over.


Hell yeah to this version.  The studio version is good, but that live version is great.

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Eagles
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2018, 06:15:55 PM »
In the History of Eagles documentary they had that bit about how they hate when people refer to the band as The Eagles when it’s Eagles. Sorry, I always thought that part was funny, maybe not as memorable for others.
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Eagles
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2018, 06:43:56 AM »
Ah, gotcha.

Also, to address this questions...



After looking at Glenn Frey's selection here, controversial question (maybe, I'm just not sure the answer here) could he really go out on his own like Joe Walsh and Don can and could? I honestly don't think I could name a Glenn Frey solo song. Not that Don does that well nowadays, he's a curmudgeonly asshole nowadays, but still had bigger hits than Glenn (I think)

Oddly, The Heat Is On and You Belong to the City charted higher on the U.S. pop charts than any solo song Henley ever had, but I suspect that most people, if you asked them who had the better solo career, would say Henley. 

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Eagles
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2018, 10:28:16 AM »
In the Stairway to Heaven category, if I never heard Hotel California again I could probably still lead a long, fulfilling life. And I'll never go out of my way to do so, but every time I do hear it, I love it. I really liked Desperado back when I was big in to classic rock too, it spoke to me and I found it very moving. The rest of their material is like the bland staple in your pantry for classic rock radio. It's not terribly great, but you can't go too long without one of their songs.

Nothing of any of their solo work really stands out to me. Life's Been Good is a cool song, that's about it.

...they hate when people refer to the band as The Eagles when it’s Eagles.

I thought at least among classic rock fans this was common knowledge. And isn't the band Scorpions just Scorpions too?

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Eagles
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2018, 10:49:43 AM »
I'll never get tired of Hotel California, but a lot of the songs by this band definitely fall under the "nice song, but I don't care if I ever hear it again" category.

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Eagles
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2018, 11:24:09 AM »
I think they're very under appreciated. I mean, they had massive commercial success, but I've heard a lot of people say exactly what you guys are saying here: "cool, nice, but nothing special".
I think they did some VERY special songs. Not gonna talk about Hotel California, but songs like Long Road Out Of Eden, I Can't Tell You Why, Wasted Time, Last Resort (the freakin lyrics!!), Journey Of The Sorcerer (6 minute instrumental), and Pretty Maids All In A Row (mentioned that already) are wonderful songs. I could go on for a while.
They are very well composed and played and most of them have astonishing (pun not intended ;) ) vocal arrangements! That's what you get when you have 4 musicians in a band that would function perfectly as lead singers.
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Eagles
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2018, 06:38:15 AM »
Ah, gotcha.

Also, to address this questions...



After looking at Glenn Frey's selection here, controversial question (maybe, I'm just not sure the answer here) could he really go out on his own like Joe Walsh and Don can and could? I honestly don't think I could name a Glenn Frey solo song. Not that Don does that well nowadays, he's a curmudgeonly asshole nowadays, but still had bigger hits than Glenn (I think)

Oddly, The Heat Is On and You Belong to the City charted higher on the U.S. pop charts than any solo song Henley ever had, but I suspect that most people, if you asked them who had the better solo career, would say Henley.

I don't dispute that fact, but to me, that reinforces the point. Frey's solo stuff always seemed like "product" to me.   He was on the "Miami Vice" bandwagon, for sure, and I think some of that smarminess is what I don't like (and yes, I know that one of my prog-rock gods was in that same boat).  Henley was just as slick at times, but he had/has a sort of prickly edge to his stuff that gave it a little weight.   

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Eagles
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2018, 05:02:23 PM »
Severe lack of The Confessor and Turn To Stone by Joe Walsh.


Dirty Laundry//Smuggler's Blues//Life's Been Good//Already Gone//One of These Nights//Victim of Love//Seven Bridges Road


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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Eagles
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2018, 02:35:22 AM »
Ah, gotcha.

Also, to address this questions...



After looking at Glenn Frey's selection here, controversial question (maybe, I'm just not sure the answer here) could he really go out on his own like Joe Walsh and Don can and could? I honestly don't think I could name a Glenn Frey solo song. Not that Don does that well nowadays, he's a curmudgeonly asshole nowadays, but still had bigger hits than Glenn (I think)

Oddly, The Heat Is On and You Belong to the City charted higher on the U.S. pop charts than any solo song Henley ever had, but I suspect that most people, if you asked them who had the better solo career, would say Henley.

I don't dispute that fact, but to me, that reinforces the point. Frey's solo stuff always seemed like "product" to me.   He was on the "Miami Vice" bandwagon, for sure, and I think some of that smarminess is what I don't like (and yes, I know that one of my prog-rock gods was in that same boat).  Henley was just as slick at times, but he had/has a sort of prickly edge to his stuff that gave it a little weight.

What does smarminess mean?

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