Like the music of the Steve Miller Band, mentioned a week ago, The Eagles, in my opinion, suffered severely from being overplayed on the radio.
If, like me, you ever lived in southern California (Los Angeles, 1988-1993), this effect was amplified to such an extent that my feelings toward The Eagles eventually came to resemble those of The Dude’s, from The Big Lebowski (warning, multiple F-Bombs):
So, you can imagine my reaction when several of the guys in my band suggested that we play an Eagles song.
Now, I believe in democracy, I was outvoted, and it was more important to me to keep my bandmates happy than to be stubborn about one song…
…and, it turns out, the song is good, clean, rockin’ fun!
Already Gone, from 1974 is mostly a three-chord workout, screaming out for some creamy tube amp overdrive, and I just can’t help getting swept up by it.
Who woulda thunk it?
Here’s The Eagles from the year it came out, playing before 300,000 people at the California Jam music festival.
Happy Weekend, everyone!