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Who remembers 1984?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Cadillac_Mike, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. telejnky

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    Loved it, the octave guitar lick so cool . Think it was an mxr blue box pedal . Always wanted one of those.Henley is an awesome singer. and Mike Campbell is my hero always plays for the song and memorable hooks galore
     
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    all that synth hook makes me think of is

     
  3. beyer160

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    Yes- he also wrote the music. Campbell wrote the track and offered it to Tom Petty, who passed on it. Henley got hold of it, wrote the lyric, and the rest is history.
     
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    I’ve always liked this song, even back in 1984!

    So that’s Mike Campbell on the guitar? I never knew that, but listening to it again with that in mind, it definitely sounds like him.

    The coolest part of this song to me is the little riff that starts at 3:03. It sounds like he really digs in to get more grit, and it’s got a lot of reverb going on or something. I love the way that sounds.
     
  5. Fiesta Red

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    I was 14.

    I remember riding through Fort Worth in my brother’s brand new step side Ford pickup, that song blasting...I went out and bought some knockoff Wayfarers as soon as I could.
     
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    pfffft. Newb.
     
  7. NoTeleBob

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    Me too. Later in the year. Bad move that cost me decades.
     
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    Well, I wanted to be older, but I couldn’t convince my parents to have me any earlier, so...
     
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    To answer the OP's question though, I was a dyed-in-the-wool rock guy in 1984, desperately trying to be Jimmy Page. Synthy pop music was NOT on my radar at all, and I hated the Eagles. However... there was something about this song that got my attention. The cool, dark vibe of the music (with that nagging synth line) was a big contrast to the peppy, day-glo pop music of the era. Henley's wistful lyric was icing on the cake.
     
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    Mike Campbell from Petty played the lead parts? Didn't know that. Since we're playing the trivia game, does anyone know who Henley visited in the studio in the 80's to inspire him to write the song? I know it but I bet you guys don't hehe :).
     
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    I would assume MC used the 54 Tele on that track. I think that was his main recording guitar during that period.
     
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    How old were you when you first heard it?
     
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    I remember my Mom listening to it when I was little. My Mom bought it Tower records not long after it came out. I still have the album
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    I was 33, I like it then and I like it still.
     
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    I graduated high school in 1984. Hung up the guitar and picked up a ruck sack for Uncle Sam...for four years anyway. Was way into all kinds of music to compensate for guitar withdrawals. Cassette tapes and albums were the still the main vehicles for music but CD's were right around the corner.

    Awesome song btw. There was a LOT of talent in the Eagles for sure!
     
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    rick wakeman album 1984 about the book from George Orwell
     
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    That's funny. I was a frosh in high school and didn't understand that dead head sticker line either...until I moved to Eugene!
     
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    Love Mark Knopfler. Liked, but didn't love VH– but I agree with you on "I'll Wait"– probably my favorite VH song.
     
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    I thought it was OK. the DH sticker on the Caddy line kinda brought a chuckle. why not. I went from radical stoner to upstanding pillar of society over those years. I was 35 or so...
     
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