Get the fuck out of my cab!!
RIP man. The first four years of Eagles is some of the best country rock you could imagine. I'm not big on the later rock stuff from Hotel California on, but I respect Frey as a real fuckwit who delivered good music.
>The older I get the more the Eagles seem to appeal to me. I can't fault their song-writing, it truly timeless
Not really no. Actually their albums were very rooted in the 70s and have not aged that well if you scratch under the surface.
There is no such thing as truly timeless music anyway; it all sounds like its era, even classical.
Ok, yeah. The first three albums are straight country rock/bluegrass (Don Henley's Texas upbringing no doubt having a lot to do with it), but then they switched to a more commercial stadium rock sound on One Of These Nights which caused Bernie Leadon to accuse Henley and Frey of being sellouts, so he quit the band in disgust.
Hey, it worked, didn't it? After changing sounds they became the biggest band on the planet and their singles literally printed money.
Hotel California is a song that you can tell the band were trying so, so hard for an epic but they didn't have the talent to pull it off and it sounds incredibly cheesy at points.
Not the first or the last time a band's musical ambitions exceeded their playing/arranging skills.
Henley and Frey were always huge douchebags convinced that everyone in the band other than themselves are irrelevant hired help. It's just like with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. "The two of us are Kiss, the other guys are just disposable plug-in musicians."
>hear NKIT as filler music when I called a tech support hotline for something
Yeah fuck that shit. Their songs were ok for that time, but they're dated and the message of them no longer relevant. Let it go already.
Was just listening to Take It Easy and that song isn't dated at all; nothing in there sounds like 1972. If you mean the later stuff like Life In The Fast Lane, yeah that conjures up images of Quaaludes and wood-paneled basements.
New Kid In Town
One Of These Nights (dat solo)
Worth it for the exquisite Joe Walsh solo alone.
Honestly, I'm sick and tired of Redditors and meme-spewers bashing the Eagles because le ebin Big Lebowski told them to. The truth is...hear this guys...hear this.....
THE EAGLES AREN'T THAT BAD. Everybody talks about them like they're abysmal and unlistenable and shit, and THEY'RE NOT. They're a simple, inoffensive soft rock band who are nothing special, overrated by middle-aged women and pretentious "le wrong generation"/"classic rawk" teens a bit, and THAT'S THAT.
Hell, I like some of their songs. "Hotel California" actually is kinda intense. Like, when I was younger and listening to that song on classic rock radio, I thought "This is some haunting shit". The hook is annoying, but still. "Tequila Sunrise" is a nice country ballad with a good melody, too.
Sure, saying that Hotel California is one of the greatest albums of all time is like saying Chester Arthur is one of the greatest presidents. He didn't stand out, but was he that offensive?
THE. EAGLES. ARE. NOT. THAT. BAD
Do people actually like The Eagles? I am dadrock's number one defender on /mu/ but even I can't stand The Eagles. They are some of the most lazy, mediocre elevator rock I've ever heard in my life
THE EAGLES AREN'T THAT BAD.
Redditors and Lebowski memers talk about them like they're abysmal and unlistenable and shit, but THEY'RE NOT. They're a simple, inoffensive soft rock band who made some catchy songs, and THAT'S THAT.
Lebowski was a terrible movie and redditors are retards, but if you think the Eagles were a good band then we've reached the peak of faggotry of the delusional apologists that crawl out of the woodwork everytime a shitty musician dies
It's not "simple and offensive", it's retarded and offensive to actually good musicians.
If the fag from Motorhead and weiland died and had the mouthbreathers come suck their rigor mortis frozen dicks then I'm sure they'll get a big and sad reception as well
>If the fag from Motorhead and weiland died and had the mouthbreathers come suck their rigor mortis frozen dicks then I'm sure they'll get a big and sad reception as well
Rule 1. Never speak ill of the dead.