Monday, March 7, 2011

Peace out, Eagles - Hotel California

Released December 8, 1976 on Asylum
Hotel California is the first song I ever liked.  Maybe even the first song I ever listened to in its entirety.  (I'm sure that's not true, but I certainly don't remember anything prior)  I was in 2nd grade, when an older kid in my carpool asked my mom if we could listen to one of his tapes.  I don't know if it was a single, or a mix tape or what, all I remember is this song came on and it caught my attention.

For years following, it held the title of "favorite song ever."  Today, I consider it just another good song I've heard way too many times.

The only Eagles album I ever owned was their live "Hell Freezes Over" release which I bought when it came out in 1994.  I was feeling nostalgic for my "favorite song ever."  So, basically, it's been 17 years since I bought a CD for a song that I hadn't really cared about since 1986 and that was first released TEN YEARS BEFORE THAT in 1976!  I didn't even realize til today that the Eagles released seven studio albums, six of which came out before 1980.  So, that leaves us with only their 2007 record "Long Road out of Eden."  I don't know about you, but I can't wait to never hear "desperado", "take it easy" or "life in the fast lane" again.

I've checked out and I'm leaving.  Now.    

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