Label: Pickwick - SPC-3718 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock •
Formed in Los Angeles inthe Eagles ' musical output had come to define Californian rock by the time the decade was out. But more than that, it ended up defining the entire sound of the 70s — and much more beyond. One of US rock's most profoundly impactful bands, it's vaguely ridiculous that their back catalogue spans only seven albums — especially given the 50 years they've been a band.
But within those seven albums, they've managed to create some of rock's most enduring tunes. With their ethos of 'song power' — a slogan they emblazoned over T-shirts and carried on to rock New Kid In Town - Mirror Image - Sounds Like The Eagles across the world — they merged rock, country, sweet surf and buoyant pop.
When teamed with the creative powerhouse of Glenn Frey and Don Henleythey were an unstoppable force. That influence is still looming heavy over rock music today — not least in the work of New Kid In Town - Mirror Image - Sounds Like The Eagles psych-rockers Walrus.
While upcoming album, Cool To Who, might not initially sound like it takes many cues from the West Coast rockers, listen to the dreamy, surfy guitar and infectious melodies, and you can 我是传奇 (Jamaster A Dubstep Remix) - Jamaster A - 東方神迷 the sun-soaked influences poking through.
Here, Walrus pay their dues, pick out their favourite Eagles tracks, and talk us through what they mean to them one by one. This one is a karaoke go to of mine, I live and die in the Timothy Schmidt vocal range. Maybe one of the most tasteful guitar solos at the end of this song too.
Spicy shit. And the lyrics — ha ha. I think I picked this one because there was no way I was going to pick Desperado. This is my go-to every time I'm there It's one of my favourite Eagles songs. I've been pumping that machine full of quarters for years and just found out a few weeks Starpoint - Restless that it's actually free.
The walls are filled with graffiti and in huge letters it says 'You can't hide your vagina eyes'. Every time I hear this song I think of that and am thankful that we didn't get bed bugs or bitten by a rat. Doesn't get more badass than starting a song with an a cappella five-part harmony section.
There's a great scene in their documentary of them warming up backstage with this one. I dunno. Lots of smooth ass guitar licks and 'Ooohs' on this one. Best to listen on an AM radio station in the car in the summer, with a big ol' spliff.
Check out new single Played Out below. Louder Together we're Louder. Waaaay better than Desperado. See more Louder features.