Tell me again why you hate the Eagles?

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  1. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    I like the Eagles. They were a big part of my musical childhood (my older brother being a huge fan).

    I am done listening to their greatest hits.

    I hit saturation about 15 years ago. I’ll listen to the odd deep track or lesser-played “hit” when the mood strikes me, but overall, I’m done with their classic rock radio selections.

    Note: I love Joe Walsh’s music; I’ve seen him several times (both when he was sober and when he wasn’t) and he always puts on a killer show.

    I like Henley’s music, but I’ve never really had any interaction (direct or indirect) or watched a bunch of interviews with him, so I can’t comment on whether he’s a jerk or not.

    Although I like some of his songs, I immensely dislike Glenn Frey as an individual (I met him at his Rickenbacker Signature Guitar launch—bet you didn’t know he had a signature Ricky!—at the Arlington, Texas Guitar Center back in the early 90’s). If his behavior that day is any indication of his normal interaction with others, I don’t know how the band stayed together as long as they did.
     
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    they're just too vanilla. like fleetwood mac, brian adams or tom petty. they're nice on the ear, and as others have stated they are far too overplayed. if i want country rock i'll take creedence or gram parsons any day.
     
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    They are kind of like a rootsy Steely Dan. No matter what they do, it never sounds raw; simply too polished.
     
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  4. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    I like The Eagles.

    I was a little kid in the '70's and I remember liking their songs on the radio and being played on the juke box.

    When I started playing guitar I learned several of their songs.
     
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    I have a similar memory...that's what it's all about....Summer, swimming holes and rock n' roll! Don't matter where on earth you're from. That's livin'!
     
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    I loved the Eagles for many years, but I don't want to hear it anymore since they screwed over Don Felder.
     
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    very well put..if you are a serious musician..and play out a lot or do studio sessions..you have to respect that talent..cause..if you were put in the mix..could you hang...if not..i would say....dont put em down..or lets see your personal brilliance on here..clipos...no dont give the TDPRI common response..clips ..prove ya mouth...with actions
     
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    This thread reminds me of how I play CDs in my car. I'll get a CD from my collection and put it in the player, and listen to the album while driving for about 5 times through. Then I get sick of it - put it away and get another. Then I get sick of that one, and...

    The Eagles are the same. Great band, great songs, great vocals...but after one or two listenings of their albums, I feel compelled to put them away for a while.

    Interestingly, for great artists like the Eagles, I may get sick of their music for a while, but I will eventually come back and play the albums again at some future point when the mood strikes me.
     
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    I think David Crosby's statement about the Eagles is a pertinent point to consider for this discussion. It was about them selling out, in his view. At first I was a little put-off by his arrogance, but then really considering his words, I can understand where he was coming from. His quote was about them taking absolutely no risks, originated from a place of admiration, initially, IMO.
     
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    Don't hate, but I believe the Radio Stations over played their music back in the day.
     
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    Feel the same way about the Doobie Brothers.
     
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    +1
     
  13. Fearnot

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    My reasons:

    1. The Eagles' entire legacy is on 5 decent albums recorded 40 years ago and have coasted ever since. FM radio embraced them and kept them alive.

    2. Their live performances are precise but dull. The very prototype of rock-as-product.

    3. The Eagles 'pioneered' the $100+ concert ticket. No nice words for that.

    3. They stopped being a band many years ago; they're an enterprise. Henley, Frey and Azoff have always been cynical and litigious, and have proven to be the only people that matter in this enterprise... and even with Frey dead, that doesn't mean the business has to shut down. Noooo.
     
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  14. Lawdawg

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    Interesting comparison. While both groups are polished, what sets Steely Dan apart to me are the sharp lyrics that give an edge to its slick pop jazz. No similar contrast in the Eagles which is just soft easy-listening country from soup to nuts.
     
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  15. Durtdog

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    In my teen years, I was a big fan. I saw them in 1974, probably just before Bernie Leadon left, and they were outstanding.

    As much as I like Joe Walsh, I completely lost interest in their music after he joined the band and they released Hotel California.

    Maybe their music changed, maybe I changed, but I still like their old stuff.
     
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    IMHO Bernie Leadon was their best musician.
     
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    Legally, songwriting consists of melody and lyrics- that's it. Even though the song wouldn't exist without Felder (which Henley and Frey freely admit), he's not legally entitled to royalties.
     
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    Not a huge fan but lost interest after Randall Cunningham left the team.
     
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    So beyer160 you think it's morally right? I'm interested in your opinion.
     
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  20. David Barnett

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    I could easily ignore them if they would just go away. But they were inescapable for a time, and that's what drives the difference between indifference and hate.
     
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