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Old 08-29-2011, 09:07 AM   #16
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pretty sure you can be a douche and still make decent music (or even be a wicked nice person who puts out shitty albums). don't worry, once you turn 13 you'll learn to separate the tunes from the 'ttudes. the eagles, however, were never capable of making decent music. i mean, i guess they're alright if you like utterly boring songs that smack of adult contemporary lack of originality (and the eagles are definitely guilty of such suckiness, never mind henley's solo stuff). me personally, i can't think of a single song of theirs that hasn't made me want to rupture my eardrums with flaming chopsticks.
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yeah, I mean, Will Sheff fronts a good band
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:14 AM   #18
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i don't know who will sheff is.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:55 AM   #19
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Okkervil River. We were talking about him being a douchebag in random, some believed he was, some did not. I believe that wearing a scarf in 40+ degrees (celsius) weather is the very definition of being a douchebag.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:59 AM   #20
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The Eagles sounded okay in their time period, but the music hasn't aged well. It's too stuck in the 70s. Of course, I haven't heard any of their "new" stuff, and wouldn't listen to their solo stuff in you paid me to. And many of them are pricks as people.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:02 AM   #21
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Some kid I know's parents paid $800 each for front row tickets the last time they were here... and I think it was just a red zone type deal, nothing else.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:28 AM   #22
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Didn't realise this is EYKIW part 2.

Anyway, was feeling really good about myself after getting this off my chest. I now see the eagles as a group of individuals--session musicians who play well together and crank out good music (subjective) at a live concert, since you have to pay a bomb for it.

Ahh... the 'hey little kiddo, someday you'll grow up and be like us' tactic. I'm not a kid but I'm an optimist, and I like to believe the acts I spend $$ on represent something good, or are fundamentally nice people. I guess Bruce Stringsteen would also fall into that category.

I suppose it's a 'good skill' to separate the tunes from the 'tude as someone up there said. Good on those who have it.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:36 AM   #23
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I guess Rattle and Hum has some Eagles-ish songs...
Love Rescue Me could have been on Eagles' Greatest Hits One, I think.

I'll post this again here, since it is now apropos, and I think it is a well-written article:

The Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits: 1971-75* | Music | We're No. 1 | The A.V. Club

I do enjoy more than a few Eagles songs, but if I am looking for California-inspired, folkish rock, I generally turn to Jackson Browne instead.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:41 AM   #25
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I don't want to sound like a prick. But how old are you? And how are U2 the only band you listen to? I think even at the very height of my obsession when I was around 15/16 I still listened to other music as well.
We're on these boards cos we're the thousand or so (rough ballpark) U2 fanatics who think about the band (or moreso the music for EYKIW folks) every day.

Do you go to mutliple bands' interference equivalent forums everyday? That must be mentally exhausting.
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fundamentally nice people.

cynical: good luck. people inherently suck.

apathetic: and if there is such a thing as a fundamentally nice person, especially regarding people i've never met or never will meet, i don't see how that matters.
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We're on these boards cos we're the thousand or so (rough ballpark) U2 fanatics who think about the band (or moreso the music for EYKIW folks) every day.

Do you go to mutliple bands' interference equivalent forums everyday? That must be mentally exhausting.
Speaking for myself, since when does going to an "Interference equivalent forum" mean you're a fanatic of that band?

Again, speaking for myself, but I'm sure I'm not alone, a lot of us signed up on this site when we were at the height of our U2 fandom, and still come here because we've developed friendships and like to discuss other music besides U2 (which does exist). So there's no need to go to other forums, when we can discuss music right here.
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Speaking for myself, since when does going to an "Interference equivalent forum" mean you're a fanatic of that band?

Again, speaking for myself, but I'm sure I'm not alone, a lot of us signed up on this site when we were at the height of our U2 fandom, and still come here because we've developed friendships and like to discuss other music besides U2 (which does exist). So there's no need to go to other forums, when we can discuss music right here.

i hate to agree with bomac when he is most likely in the process of quoting my last post in some way to tell me i'm a fucktard, but i support this post 100%.
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Speaking for myself, since when does going to an "Interference equivalent forum" mean you're a fanatic of that band?

Again, speaking for myself, but I'm sure I'm not alone, a lot of us signed up on this site when we were at the height of our U2 fandom, and still come here because we've developed friendships and like to discuss other music besides U2 (which does exist). So there's no need to go to other forums, when we can discuss music right here.
And just because we like/love U2 that doesn't mean that we automatically dismiss all the other good music that's around. I mean, I'm a huge U2 fan and listen to U2 more than any other band/artist. But still, 95% of the time I'm listening to music, I'm not listening to U2 (thanks Last.fm for that statistic ).
It's nice to have some perspective on music/artists. Just because I love U2 doesn't mean that Bono is God, Edge is the most intelligent genius on earth, Larry is the best drummer EVAH and Adam has the biggest... erm... let's not go there.

As for The Eagles. They never struck me a particularly nice people, but they have some excellent tunes. I might get some Greatest Hits album someday.
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Okkervil River. We were talking about him being a douchebag in random, some believed he was, some did not. I believe that wearing a scarf in 40+ degrees (celsius) weather is the very definition of being a douchebag.
I'm going to test the fuck out of that this summer.

I refuse to accept that he would be a douchebag.
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