Tequila Sunrise (The Eagles)

May 20, 2011 4:46 PM

This is a horrible rendition of a horrible song. Does it even make sense?

The Eagles are such a contrived '70s "thing", the only difference between them and the Village People is the Eagles lack of coordinated dance moves. (Dance moves would actually be a huge improvement!)

(FWIW...I LOVE Joe Walsh!)

posted by snsranch (9 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

the fucking eagles man.

(I also love Joe Walsh.)
posted by sleepy pete at 8:46 PM on May 20, 2011

It's funny, I feel like there is so much worse music than the Eagles. Have you heard modern top 40 radio? At least I could drink a beer at some shitty bar and hear the Eagles and not feel like less of a man.
posted by dobie at 8:50 PM on May 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

Do "Hotel California" next!

I like a few Eagles songs, actually. One of the first albums I ever owned was a cassette tape of Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 that I got from Columbia House. I've never felt the urge to go back and revisit it, but "Life in the Fast Lane" and "Heartache Tonight" I like alright.

Village People had some good stuff, too. I saw them live once (far, far past their heyday).
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 12:26 AM on May 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

I definitely like your version better than the Eagles...

Have you heard this?
posted by COBRA! at 9:20 AM on May 21, 2011

Hey thanks for listening! Yea, maybe I'm being a little too hard on 'em. It probably wouldn't have anything to do with them being on super heavy rotation on my Dad's 8 track day after day through the late 70's.

Do "Hotel California" next! What!? Ha! Thanks for the huge spit take! That gave me a flashback to 7th grade...

Thanks COBRA!, that's pretty awesome!
posted by snsranch at 1:59 PM on May 21, 2011

I once heard Joe Walsh described as "an interesting bunch of guys"....which made me laugh out loud. I'm not an apologist for The Eagles, but I do think that any band that's consistently sold truckloads of records warrants a little respect. Sure they may be terminally uncool and up themselves, but if I'd written/recorded something as good as One Of These Nights or Lyin' Eyes I wouldn't give a flying fuck what the critics said.

This isn't a horrible rendition at all sns - it's actually far, far more reflective of the lyric than the rather over-polished original. You've brought out the forlorness of it - I almost thought you were going to just stop at random near the end and say "fuck it". Perfect. Whoever sang the original (was it Henley?) owes you a drink (a Tequ S, natch) for showing him how it should have been done.
posted by MajorDundee at 4:04 AM on May 22, 2011

this highlights something that's always bugged me about the eagles - they just sound too smug and complacent for their own good a lot of the time - except of course for joe

there was a time when you couldn't go into a bar with an acoustic guitar performer and not hear desparado
posted by pyramid termite at 1:12 PM on May 22, 2011

Thanks for the very kind words, MD! You're right, I respect those guys and dig most of their music. They are all definitely very talented and deserve their rock-stardom. Ultimately what bugs me is their "cowboy" theme when all of those guys are from Los Angeles.

That's funny pyramid termite, I was thinking about recording Desperado, but after singing it a couple of time realized that I can't very well fuck with the Eagles by covering one of their best!

Thanks for listening!!!
posted by snsranch at 2:50 PM on May 22, 2011

This is wonderfully plaintive, especially your voice (which sounds great).
posted by Corduroy at 7:19 PM on May 22, 2011

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