The Eagles
06-18-2013, 05:13 PM,
#21
RE: The Eagles
Cool That's a lot of talent ,all that were affiliated with the Byrds/Eagles have all gone to have successful solo careers.That reminds me I wanted to post some more Eagles classic rock on the forum Cool
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06-19-2013, 05:51 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-19-2013, 05:52 AM by Tusk.)
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RE: The Eagles
I guess that documentary gives access to a few more artist for the thread Tongue

Jackson Browne was the definition of 'ubiquity' in the 70's. He was always on the radio, had HUGE hits, I never realized how young he was until I saw this documentary.... Started at 17? Writing Mega hit songs for the Eagles by the time he was 21? I had no idea he was so young when he was on the radio.... Tongue





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07-03-2013, 10:31 PM,
#23
RE: The Eagles
Howard Stern interview with Don Felder promoting his book
"Heaven and Hell, My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001)"
Language and Subject Matter are of an adult nature so be prewarned.

Although Felder is fair game and good natured in this interview, he does paint a rather distasteful picture of Glenn Frey and Don Henley, he doesn't pull punches for his own short comings in that era either.

Felder was brought in to 'rock' up the Eagles, take them away from the pure country that Bernie Leadon was taking them. Good back stories to the Eagles of that era, how Felder, who claims to have written "Hotel California" was horrified when it was picked as the single as well as the name of the album. It didn't fit the 'radio friendly' format of the 3 minute song with a 30 sec intro at the beginning, time for the DJ to make his intro at the beginning of the song.

Felder grew up in a very musical community, knew Steven Stills and the Allman Brothers in his teens and even instructed a young Tom Petty on playing the guitar IdeaCool

















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08-10-2013, 01:20 AM,
#24
RE: The Eagles
Haley's friend, Bianca covers an Eagles song, a different interpretation

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08-10-2013, 08:20 AM,
#25
RE: The Eagles
^^Really enjoyed the Don Felder 8 part interview Tusk...the 9th part says it has been blocked because of copyright issues.

One has to come away from that interview realizing Haley will be exposed to all the greedy, power mad and controlling insiders within the music industry at some point. What we see on stage is just the mask in front of what can be a very disturbing business. At least we know the Reinhart family has not been corrupted by the seedy side of the music business...just play for the love of music.
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08-10-2013, 08:33 AM,
#26
RE: The Eagles
(07-03-2013, 10:31 PM)Tusk Wrote: Howard Stern interview with Don Felder promoting his book
"Heaven and Hell, My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001)"
Language and Subject Matter are of an adult nature so be prewarned.

Although Felder is fair game and good natured in this interview, he does paint a rather distasteful picture of Glenn Frey and Don Henley, he doesn't pull punches for his own short comings in that era either.

Felder was brought in to 'rock' up the Eagles, take them away from the pure country that Bernie Leadon was taking them. Good back stories to the Eagles of that era, how Felder, who claims to have written "Hotel California" was horrified when it was picked as the single as well as the name of the album. It didn't fit the 'radio friendly' format of the 3 minute song with a 30 sec intro at the beginning, time for the DJ to make his intro at the beginning of the song.

Felder grew up in a very musical community, knew Steven Stills and the Allman Brothers in his teens and even instructed a young Tom Petty on playing the guitar IdeaCool

Wow! Just got around to watching the vids you posted, Tusk. This was hugely interesting, in a sad way. Felder comes off as a pretty decent guy, all the while owning his mistakes.

For some reason, when the Eagles seemed to be going different ways, I'd always assumed that it was Frey's ego that was the root cause, albeit I was aware of the Henley/Frey "rift." What a shame! Such an amazing collection of talent! (Athough I suppose a similar thing could be said about four lads from "across the pond.")

That said, I disliked Hotel from the outset. It was just so monotonous -- and far, far too long to be that repetitious and tedious. And then, it was so ubiquitous. That's a bad combination for me.

But it was interesting to listen to Don Felder's side of the story. I hope his CD does fairly well.
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