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

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mostly coke, weed, and tequila. maybe a learjet

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:38 (five years ago) Permalink

idk why I think of them as a coke n 'ludes band but yr suitcase is p cool too

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Xpost...underage girl, Rimbaud poetry volume.

Uncle Cyril O'Boogie (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:41 (five years ago) Permalink

*runs back to house, packs those things*

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:42 (five years ago) Permalink

ludes not specifically mentioned in the hoskyns book but who the fuck knows, i'm sure they were around

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:45 (five years ago) Permalink

i always kinda wished i had tried a quaalude. they stopped making them during my drug years. i think. nobody had any anyway.

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:47 (five years ago) Permalink

see, Eagles make you wistful.

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:48 (five years ago) Permalink

They had a suitcase full of valium at that airport in the documentary, so if they weren't fucking with ludes specfically then boatloads of [insert downer]

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:50 (five years ago) Permalink

that's kinda sad to have a suitcase full of valium. now valium i had PLENTY of during my drug days. thanks to my dad. he practically had a suitcase full. stressful times. for the both of us and for the nation. man, the eagles were bummed out.

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:57 (five years ago) Permalink

cocaine leads you to the sad drugs i guess

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:59 (five years ago) Permalink

The eagles are perfect because there are 20 eagles songs everyone's heard a million times and 70 eagles songs most of us have never heard

usic for 18 magicians (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 03:26 (five years ago) Permalink

otm

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 03:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, even their "Very Best of" two-discer is about half stuff you don't hear much on the radio.

Before we move on to the next track, I just want to say I like "Take It Easy", and part of that stems from a story I heard somewhere about how Winslow, Arizona ended up in the lyric: Jackson Browne had been driving cross-country, picking up Route 66 to get to California when his car broke down in Winslow, and he had to stay there for a few days while it was repaired.

Uncle Cyril O'Boogie (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 03:50 (five years ago) Permalink

cool story bro

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 03:54 (five years ago) Permalink

:)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 03:54 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm thinking if we did an Eagles tracks poll, where you could include solo songs, that "Boys of Summer" would win.

jetfan, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 03:54 (five years ago) Permalink

I actually mostly like Take It Easy, at least until the speedfreak banjo gets on my nerves

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 03:55 (five years ago) Permalink

so what are the rules: can we no longer discuss "take it easy" come tomorrow? or ever again? or are songs open for discussing going forward once they've been entered into the fray? also, will we have to start doing copious amounts of coke once they start doing copious amounts of coke?

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 04:04 (five years ago) Permalink

song a day should mean no bleedthrough imo

new song, new convo

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 04:08 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, Take It Easy is great. I dig the famous Xgau article but the political criticism of the Eagles is sort of... outdated? we have all grown to like yuppie music, right? the albums review is still important though, the "And not always all that brilliant, either" part. which is why this "one song each day" project is so necessary. bring it on!

g simmel, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 08:39 (five years ago) Permalink

the guitars kinda rule.

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:27 (five years ago) Permalink

i mean i can see other bands at the time listening to this and going DAMN SICK GUITARS and then hating the Eagles even more.

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:29 (five years ago) Permalink

This is pretty great too. Greatest Hits was inevitably one of the handful of tapes my dad had in the car when I was a kid, and this was the song I liked. I think the woo-oo-ooos make for a killer hook. Also they suit a loping bass, like in One Of These Nights.

Lyrically it's not ideal, but if I give Dazed & Confused a free pass I can hardly complain about this.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:34 (five years ago) Permalink

the intro is killer. and after the intro you get three cool sounding guitars and it just sounds really good to me.

true story: this song was playing on the department store speakers when my wife Maria went to go buy her first bra. (she just told me that.)

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:36 (five years ago) Permalink

I bet the guys'd get a kick out of that.

I like the drumming here. There's too much empty repetition at the beginning - the four repeats after the intro should've been cut in half.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:40 (five years ago) Permalink

They've become 'the guys', see what you've done to me.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:41 (five years ago) Permalink

A mainstay of Halloween party mixtapes.

T/S "Witchy Woman" vs "Black Magic Woman"

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:42 (five years ago) Permalink

the only single on the first album with don henley lead vocals. i just read that.

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:54 (five years ago) Permalink

"While the inspiration for the title and lyrics was based on various women they had met and remembered as seductive enchantresses, Henley had Zelda Fitzgerald particularly in mind after reading her biography."

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:56 (five years ago) Permalink

"She drove herself to madness with the silver spoon", is a reference to Zelda's time in a mental institution and the special slotted silver spoon used to dissolve sugar cubes with Absinthe, the popular 1920s alcoholic beverage distilled from the wormwood tree and called "the green fairy" for sometimes inducing hallucinations. The song was conceived while Don Henley was living in an old house near the Hollywood Bowl, with his flat mate, Henry Vine (aka 'Blitz')."

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:57 (five years ago) Permalink

check out the guitar sound on this t.v. performance. nasty.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcogzw_witchy-woman-eagles_music

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:05 (five years ago) Permalink

The toms on the intro make me wonder if it started out as some kind of "Cherokee Nation" thing.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Was listening to Zevon last night. Obv. Zevon was part of that scene, pals with the Eagles, etc., but he's so much more vicious, acid, witty and mean, not just vacuous. Was he just in it for the drugs? There are all these talented writers, like Zevon, Browne and Newman, who seem to have no prob with the Eagles as a band or as people. And in some cases, like Zevon and Newman, you'd think the Eagles would be open targets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2O91T6ZeW0

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Xgau: "But the only ones that score are the jokes: Ernie K-Doe's sly, shy "A Certain Girl," and "Gorilla, You're a Desperado," a satire of the Eagles, not to mention Warren Zevon. Don Henley sings harmony. Linda Ronstadt will not cover. "

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:23 (five years ago) Permalink

That TV performance is the business. Reminds me of Peter Green, talking about Black Magic Woman, though Green is a lot more fluid. It's an amazing 1-2 all told, and aiui they only get better from here.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Holy fuck, was there anything Christgau was right about in the '70s (or, frankly, ever)?

誤訳侮辱, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:48 (five years ago) Permalink

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the vineyards where the grapes of corporate rock are stored (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:58 (five years ago) Permalink

And in some cases, like Zevon and Newman, you'd think the Eagles would be open targets

this has crossed my mind more than once

|citation needed| (will), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:21 (five years ago) Permalink

Having a pop at Springsteen and ELO is funnier

Tommy McTommy (Tom D.), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:23 (five years ago) Permalink

Ugh, hate this. Dull, plodding, thudding, flumping, about as dynamic as a drool-stained pillow.

Shart Week (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:26 (five years ago) Permalink

That 45 has terrible sleeve art. I guess that's how you know they weren't rich yet.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:29 (five years ago) Permalink

xxpost so was Newman clowning ELO?

|citation needed| (will), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:31 (five years ago) Permalink

i don't think that was the american sleeve. i think this was:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e7/Witchy_Woman.jpg

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:33 (five years ago) Permalink

xxpost so was Newman clowning ELO?

He does on a song I can't remember the title of

Tommy McTommy (Tom D.), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh hold on, it's "The Story of a Rock and Roll Band"

Tommy McTommy (Tom D.), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:36 (five years ago) Permalink

but i just liked the idea of the eagles being locked up. so i went with that.

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:37 (five years ago) Permalink


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