A Good Day In Hell - The Official ILM Track-By-Track EAGLES Listening Thread

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set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 20:43 (four years ago) Permalink

the structure and tempo of this song are kind of cool. the chords keep zipping along, and the chorus never really repeats from one occurrence to the next. the first time through it's "lighten up while you still can," the next time through they say "come on baby" instead of "take it easy," and the third time through he has to know if your sweet love is gonna save him. minor chords popping up all over the place. keeps you on your toes.

Thus Sang Freud, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 20:44 (four years ago) Permalink

Something I like about this song: In the last verse, there's a single substitution of an Am where a C has appeared in all the other verses. It's also supported in the vocal harmonies and is unexpectedly sweet-sounding.

― Here's the storify, of a lovely ladify (Phil D.), Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:43 AM (6 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

never noticed this, nice catch

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 20:47 (four years ago) Permalink

Michael Vick was just named the starting quarterback for the Eagles in the coming season. felt like i should note that here.

scott seward, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 20:51 (four years ago) Permalink

Eagles [Asylum, 1972]
These guys certainly boogie more than the bluegrass sellouts who populate the vaguely country-oriented mainstream of contemporary American rock, and they certainly write more memorable songs. But this culminates the reactionary individualism that country-rock has come to epitomize in the counterculture. What's worse, the country orientation bespeaks not roots but a lack of them, so that in the end the product is suave and synthetic--brilliant, but false. And not always all that brilliant, either. B

scott seward, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 20:53 (four years ago) Permalink

The B-side is kinda the reverse of the A-side -- bummed-out dude getting no action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cBuNuXFSz8

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 20:54 (four years ago) Permalink

the country orientation bespeaks not roots but a lack of them, so that in the end the product is suave and synthetic

This echoes a lot of the discussion in the Mumford/Lumineers threads -- except maybe the suave part.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 20:55 (four years ago) Permalink

"The B-side is kinda the reverse of the A-side -- bummed-out dude getting no action."

dude, no spoilers! haha, just kidding, but for real we will get to it!

scott seward, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:03 (four years ago) Permalink

that's the whole "track-by-track" part in the thread title.

scott seward, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:03 (four years ago) Permalink

right now i'm like a newborn baby, there is only one eagles song, it is my universe, my everything

usic for 18 magicians (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:10 (four years ago) Permalink

That's a typically painful and tone-deaf review from the "Dean" up there.

One Way Ticket on the 1277 Express (Bill Magill), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:20 (four years ago) Permalink

Most of the rest of this year, we're going to be listening to The Eagles everyday.

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:22 (four years ago) Permalink

at the end of the year, we'll all get shiny cyanide capsules we can bite down on

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:26 (four years ago) Permalink

right now i'm like a newborn baby, there is only one eagles song, it is my universe, my everything

― usic for 18 magicians (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:10 PM (15 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:26 (four years ago) Permalink

dude, no spoilers! haha, just kidding, but for real we will get to it!

Sorry! I guess I should've just ... taken it easy.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:27 (four years ago) Permalink

you can't rush these things.

scott seward, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:29 (four years ago) Permalink

loosen yr load, dude

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:30 (four years ago) Permalink

actually wait, don't.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:30 (four years ago) Permalink

the good news is that after today, we will never be here again.

pplains, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:30 (four years ago) Permalink

just loosened my load fyi, everybody

i am.. a maven (Matt P), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:31 (four years ago) Permalink

a girl in every port, an eagles song on every day

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:31 (four years ago) Permalink

xpost henley probably has a cigar box you can use

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:32 (four years ago) Permalink

at the end of the year, we'll all get shiny cyanide capsules we can bite down on

i'll take mine now, please.

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:32 (four years ago) Permalink

(actually, this thread idea is genius.)

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:33 (four years ago) Permalink

(but i'd like a glass of water, just in case.)

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:34 (four years ago) Permalink

check out any time you like, cuz.

pplains, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:39 (four years ago) Permalink

wow check the Wiki page about the Ozark Music Festival - i've never seen so many "citation needed"s on one page. Seems like good times, except for the water shortage. Was the Marshall Tucker Band really considered a bigger draw than Bruce Springsteen or Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1974? (Bruce apparently didn't make the show)

Lee626, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:42 (four years ago) Permalink

It's a good format for a thread, but I'd expect ilx to do this first for a band it likes a lot more. I feel like we are being drawn to The Eagles like a dog is drawn to a rotting carcass.

29 facepalms, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:45 (four years ago) Permalink

ILM kinda does this with its readers polls, counting down to the most favorite song.

But with the Eagles, I don't think anyone wants to be caught casting that ballot.

pplains, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Sure, though this way we talk about *every* song? I suppose we can enjoy working ourselves into an ecstasy of disgust.

29 facepalms, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:49 (four years ago) Permalink

I was watching a punk documentary tonight and they showed a big blow-up of the Jubilee chart with a big white box at no.1 where The Sex Pistols should've been. There at no.2, top of the charts by default, rides Hotel California.

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:52 (four years ago) Permalink

the morbidity of this project has a joan didion-reckoning-with-california vibe i dig

i am.. a maven (Matt P), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:53 (four years ago) Permalink

Well, at least this thread got "What's Up" out of my head.

only dogg forgives (Eazy), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:56 (four years ago) Permalink

was either this or a bullet.

pplains, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 21:59 (four years ago) Permalink

by the end of this thread we will all have had either a divorce, rehab, lawsuit and/or ridden in a corvette with a drug dealer. and released at least 1 solo album.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 22:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Forget it Veg, it's Freytown!

Uncle Cyril O'Boogie (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 22:02 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm looking forward to meeting Stevie!

http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/xsmall2/650_crazy_eyebrows.gif

pplains, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 22:03 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure I ever knew about the Ozark Mountain Festival. This is kinda blowing my mind:

Posters for the festival announced that some of the best bands in country and southern rock would be performing, including:

Bachman–Turner Overdrive
Aerosmith
Premiata Forneria Marconi

Same old bland-as-sand mood mouthings (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 22:04 (four years ago) Permalink

woah

usic for 18 magicians (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 22:08 (four years ago) Permalink

FUCK THE SINGLES!! I WANT DEEP ALBUM CUTS!!

I'll take the jangle-jangle over the throb-throb (brg30), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 22:20 (four years ago) Permalink

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i am.. a maven (Matt P), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 22:30 (four years ago) Permalink

take it easy!

first I think it's time I kick a little verse! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 22:33 (four years ago) Permalink

i think we're gonna do it all in order right?

usic for 18 magicians (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 22:34 (four years ago) Permalink

Will someone call me back when it's time to take it to the limit?

no fomo (La Lechera), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 22:39 (four years ago) Permalink

I can't tell you why

first I think it's time I kick a little verse! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 22:42 (four years ago) Permalink

i can't wait for y'all to hear "chug all night" it's gonna be ILX rapture

usic for 18 magicians (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 22:49 (four years ago) Permalink

show of hands who is already knotting their shirts at the midriff

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 23:31 (four years ago) Permalink

"but I'd expect ilx to do this first for a band it likes a lot more."

see i was actually thinking yesterday that it would be fun for bands that i (and others here) have never listened to. except for, like, one hit. like Timbuk 3 or something. but then i remembered that a lot of groups i have forgotten about have put out a zillion records when nobody was looking. there might be 20 Timbuk 3 albums that i don't know about and there ain't no way i'm doing that. it would have to be a manageable discography.

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:44 (four years ago) Permalink

weirdly the eagles are like the perfect band to try this with

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:46 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah, they are good. well, just thinking about songs that you've heard a million times until you don't hear them anymore can be a good exercise.

and i don't really want to listen to lots of timbuk 3 albums.

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:54 (four years ago) Permalink


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