Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 159

Eagles- On The Border

This is not a bad album at all, but probably my least favorite Eagles release. I'm not really sure why, it just is.

The big hits off this record are "Already Gone" and "The Best of My Love". They also do a cover of Tom Waits' "Ol' 55". Not a bad version at all, but I definitely prefer the original.

But like the first two records, my favorite songs on the record are not the hits. My two favorites are "You Never Cry Like A Lover" (co-written by J.D. Souther) and "My Man", another great Bernie Leadon tune that is a tribute to the late, great Gram Parsons.

This was also the record when Don Felder joined the band and stayed on until 2001 when Glenn Frey and Don Henley forced him out. Felder sued them and they ended up settling out of court. He wrote a memoir about his time in the Eagles that came out in 2008. I need to read that.

Damn, couldn't find a clip of "My Man", so here's "Ol' 55" instead done live.

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