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Old 04-10-2005, 02:16 PM   #41
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Are we honestly having an argument over the Eagles & U2? I mean really people... What's next... The Rolling Stones vs. Chicago?

Let's get a grip here.
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Are we honestly having an argument over the Eagles & U2? I mean really people... What's next... The Rolling Stones vs. Chicago?

Let's get a grip here.
Oh yeah, well you just wait until Peter Cetera comes back into the fold, and we'll see who is laughing.
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@ this thread.

Someone is honestly comparing the Eagles to U2?

And someone honestly used "The Eagles" and "one of the biggest bands out there" in the same sentence, not separated by "are not"?

Silly, silly people.
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hey the two bands can't compare- they both are so different. I must tell you i go to alot of concerts and the eagles were hands down the best musically i have seen. i was a little bit of a fan of their music as i grew up on it but then in concert they blew me away. it was amazing to see all the different guitars they used for each song and their harmony was incredible- i cannot put into words how good they were-HOWEVER- their words are not as meaningful to me- just fun- good time remembering lyrics! u2 really can't be compared- but i do know one thing and as a female Bono's sexiness has them all beat!
i could watch him all day and all night!
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Old 04-10-2005, 03:51 PM   #46
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Lets not forget that U2 have covered The Eagles.

I think Larry sung Tequila Sunrise once!

I have seen the Eagles a few times, and they are great if thats what you like. They are somewhat low key onstage (except Joe Walsh who is worth the price of admission alone) and the songs are played almost exactly as on the albums. There are no forgotten lyrics or missed cues. A very different but equally (maybe not quite) enjoyable experience to a U2 show. Variety is the spice of life - I've also had fun seeing Cher, The Who, Kiss, Ozzy, etc etc...
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The Eagles don't know how to work an audience the way U2 does.

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Old 04-10-2005, 06:07 PM   #49
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I paid $100 for subpar seats to see the Eagles two years ago, thinking it might be a fun summer show with a friend, and it was absolutely horrible. The band absolutely hates one another--you can tell. Don Henley's microphone was so much louder than everyone else's, and he definitely can't hit high notes anymore. You could hear the poor man's testicles screaming for help. Glenn Frey was trying so obviously hard to act cool that he was embarrassing in the way your best friend's dad was embarrassing when you were 13 and he was trying to seem "cool." The show was atrocious--probably the worse I've ever seen.
The band hate's one another? They have been back together for 11 years....they could easily tour by themselves and make more money, seeing as how they wouldn't have to split it four ways....so that makes no sense.

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This has been claimed to have been said by Henley....back in the 70's. Most likely it was someone trying to make a scene.

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Glen Frey hasn't done shit in years, everyone knows this. His voice is similar to that of Henley's. They don't sing in high registers, and don't have much of a baritone either, just a good solid serviceable voice, that compliments the music well.
Henley can't sing the high notes? That's absurd. Listen to "Last Resort", or for that matter go to a concert of theirs. Then bite yourself after hearing his voice.
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what do you think about hootie & the blowfish vs. the beatles?

my money's on hootie... he's still relevant. aferall, he's in that burger king commerical
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U2 is the most popular relevant band who are still issuing new and interesting product. The rest are a bunch of old dinosaurs who can't cut it without a huge number of backing musicians to help out.
HAHA what? Let me just say I am a huge fan of both bands, but have not yet seen U2 (am flying from saskatchewan to vancouver to see them apr. 28&29)... to call the eagles old dinosaurs who cant cut it is completly out of line... u2 are the ones using BACKING TRACKS... u2 is the band with the singer who struggles through every song... dont get me wrong i love both bands, but the eagles are very much still alive
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anyone who is actually a singer knows that henley can hit much higher notes than bono... and yes, last resort, one of my all time eagles favorites, their most underated song without a doubt... these two bands should be touring together haha
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im a bit upset by the "i fuckin hate the eagles" people... i can pretty safely say no one has ever made an album as complete as hotel california... it is only 9 songs, so maybe if you took some u2 albums and cut out a few songs, they would be close... but that album is GOLD, start to finish
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I like the Eagles and love U2. The Eagles songs do create more emotional attachment than your average pop song, but for me, Bono's lyrics are the pinnacle of spirit and emotion. Bad, Wake Up Dead Man, Miss Sarajevo, Acrobat, Yahweh, Mofo, Stay, Beautiful Day, Until the End of the World, Heartland, A Sort of Homecoming, One Tree Hill, Kite, etc. are lyrical masterpieces IMO.

Thus, for me, U2 wins this battle without much of a sweat.
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Old 04-10-2005, 07:26 PM   #55
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Oh, and another thing, could you imagine Henley trying to portray a character onstage, ala Macphisto? That is one area where Bono would put him and just about everyone else, save Peter Gabriel of the early '70s, to shame. Many people would say that Macphisto has nothing to do with music, but who cares, it was so COOL!!
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