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Year of Release: 1973
Out Of Control
Certain Kind Of Fool
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What is interesting about The Eagles' earlier albums is how songs that
were not very popular seem to be the songs to look forward in hearing.
Their 1973 release, Desperado maybe best remembered for two hits --
the title track and "Tequila Sunrise," but the remaining songs have a
very good off-Country sound, compared to the likes of Crosby, Stills, Nash &
"Doolin-Dolton" is very outlaw'ish; as it has a Dylan'ish/ Neil
Young'ish, sound, likewise having a much better off-Country style.
"Twenty-One" is very traditional Country, featuring some good banjo
"Out Of Control" has a good rock sound, almost in comparison to
Paul McCartney & Wings' "RockShow." "Certain Kind Of Fool" has a
more Rock/Progressive Rock sound. The short instrumental of "Doolin-Dolton"
leads into "Outlaw Man"; as it has a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young sound.
"Saturday Night" is very pleasant, as it has an off-Country style.
The CSNY sound returns on "Bitter Creek," and the last song, the
"Doolin-Dolton/Desperado (Reprise)" has a very good sound, and is very
easy to recognize as an Eagles song.
Where most Eagles music is best as compilations such as Greatest Hits or
Best-Of and the likes, the original release Desperado stands out as a
very interesting album, of Country, slight Countryish styles. The true fan of
the Eagles will enjoy this release, as anyone who enjoys their music will
perk their interest on the songs that weren't as popular. The title track
and "Tequila Sunrise" are the most remembered, yet the other tracks are
just as good and entertaining.
The Eagles' studio recordings have always been excellent, yet their live
performances have been voted as least entertaining. However, my thoughts on
the Hell Freezes Over concert was exceptionally well, yet fans who have
seen the Eagles in concert have different opinions. I have never seen The
Eagles live in concert, yet those who have, have indicated very negative
reviews. Recently, the
The DailyVault website conducted opinions from their review staff panel
of Eagles concerts entitled
EAGLES SUCK. Below are the comments from some of the DailyVault
The Eagles suck because they exemplify everything that is wrong with mainstream
radio today. As more and more of the entertainment world falls into the black
hole known as AOL Time Warner etc., our culture increasingly becomes
marketing-centric, and the Eagles -- who in another era would be just another
dining hall cover band -- suddenly becomes an expensive advertisement for the
sale of CDs and concert tickets. If it wasn't the Eagles then it would've been
something else, and if there was nothing else available, a board of marketing
gurus would've focused-grouped one into existence. It used to be that the Eagles
were our price to pay in order to support dozens of less popular but more
significant artists, but now everyone is essentially the Eagles.
The Eagles suck because they, even more than the Rolling Stones, represent the
face of corporate rock. Instead of crafting worthwhile albums that remind us why
they were the biggest band of the 70's, we are presented with tour after tour
after tour, with no new material whatsoever. They know people will pay absurd
ticket prices for another "farewell tour," with unimaginative, sterile
reproductions of the same 15 songs that get played every 30 seconds on classic
rock radio. Then, to throw their fans a freaking bone, they release "Hole In
The World," that quite possibly ranks up there with their worst tracks ever.
Way to stick it to the man, gentlemen.
The Eagles suck because they have become exactly that which they once stridently
claimed to despise a soulless money-grubbing corporate machine. Twenty-six
years after their last album of new material, eleven years after their
much-ballyhooed reunion, they exist only as a flaccid classic rock cliche.
Musically irrelevant since 1978, they cynically marketed their latest tour
"Final Farewell I" in boastful acknowledgement of their intention to keep
soaking the fans at $150 a pop until the last one wises up and puts their
wallet back in their pocket. They can't stick it to the man any more because
they ARE the man.
They crafted a classic album about soulless materialism, and then fell into the
abyss into which they had once stared.
Eagles? Concerts are pointless, music is too slow, personalities are too grating
to be liked. Joe Walsh, "Life in the Fast Lane" and perhaps "Hotel California"
are the only worthy things to come out of this band.
The Eagles are (and still) my #2 favorite band of the '70s, Zeppelin is #1, and
I'd have to say Elton John is #3. Despite I've heard they're bad in live concerts,
I did enjoy the Hell Freezes Over concert. Knowing egos clashed throughout the
band, I won't mention the main fault, but I believe his intials are D.H....
whoops... I've always enjoyed The Eagles' music.
The Eagles have basically always sucked to me. I marvel at sheer mentality of
how the well-heeled, vacation house owning, covered option call participating,
picket fenced lined, SUV driving, microbrew drinking, mid-management working,
conservative sect can even consider 90-120 minutes of a visualized radio
performance to even be worth leaving the couch for - regardless of ticket price!
It's not the Eagles that suck for cashing in as much as it is the society of
sheep (that I have outlined above) that sucks for using the band's concerts to
satisfy their "look at me!" ego at the water cooler the next day.
I still like a lot of their early work. They made some really great songs.
Sadly, they are now as was aptly pointed out, another commodity, for sale to
the highest bidder.
Hotel California is all I know about the Eagles....and I hate them for it.
The song has been overplayed so many times that everytime I hear it, I feel
like killing myself.
But, I've heard a few of Don Henly's solo work, and I think they are pretty
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