Eagles, Can’t Buy a Thrill, Toulouse Street. The year 1972 was a prosperous one for great rock albums. Three in particular signaled a titanic shift in music for the rest of the decade. Let’s not use the term “yacht rock” because these groups could rock. The Eagles debut album was simply called Eagles. Country-rock is … More A Trio of Smooth, Genre Defining Rock Bands
What lineups were the best for bands? Membership changes happen for various reasons: death, substance abuse, ego, solo careers, etc. Here are some of my favorites: Beatles. The post Best and Sutcliffe days, obviously. Rolling Stones. The Mick Taylor years, after Brian Jones. The classic era. Fleetwood Mac. Obviously, the McVies, Fleetwood, Buckingham and Nicks. … More Classic Band Lineups
What makes an impressive debut album? A million copies sold? Hit singles? Your face on the cover of Rolling Stone? Having fans and critics stand up and take notice. Lasting impact. The start of something greater. These are ones that are familiar to me. This list is certainly not inclusive and is obviously just my … More Impressive Debut Albums
Here are 25 albums that failed to get the love they deserve. These albums have taken a backseat in the artist’s catalog, perhaps without benefit of a charting single or surrounding a band lineup change. It may have gone out of print or the rights became tied up. Quality music fails to connect for a … More Underrated Albums
The Eagles have been in farewell mode for years. The death of Glenn Frey has not deterred them from touring, although COVID did. In recent years, the band has focused on live performances instead of releasing new material. There are a number of live recordings of the band, so you can hear them from different … More Eagles Live
I got this idea from fellow blogger Larry Graves, who regularly gives his YouTube followers a choice between two stacks of CDs. So, I thought, what they hey, I’ll try it too. I will list the contents of each stack of CDs, with a comparable quality of CDs. The idea is to make the choice … More Which Stack of CDs?
Everyone has heard and likely owned this album. Twenty-six million copies sold in the U.S. alone. Go ahead, check your record collection, I’ll wait. I have reviewed several other Eagles albums, but bypassed this one. Honestly, I was not sure what I could say that was new or original about the album. Then I noticed … More Hotel California (1976) Revisited
This is both my favorite Eagles song, and one of my least favorite albums. One of These Nights, released in 1975 saw the band’s stock rise, started a transition of members, and marked a profound shift in their vision. Officially, the band consisted of Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Bernie Leadon and Don Felder. … More Eagles: One of These Nights (1975)
Joe was an Eagle and he was cruising high. Hotel California (1977) was a massive hit. Through the 1970s, Joe had maintained a steady solo career even between the various groups he was a part of during the decade. His last solo album was You Can’t Argue With a Sick Mind (1976) but his writing … More But Seriously, Folks…Joe Walsh
Which is the Eagles best album? Most would say, Hotel California, by far their most commercial album. It’s a definitely a classic. I will offer an alternative thought, On the Border, their 1974 release. On the Border, their third album, might sound like an odd choice as a “best” selection, but of the albums preceding … More The Eagles Best Album?