Sat Eye Candy: Eagles

"Mirrors on the ceiling/ pink champagne on ice/ We are all just prisoners here of our own device." As succinct encapsulations of 1970s hedonism it's a hard line to beat, and despite it's cultural omnipresence this one still has some serious juice.


You can feel the wind in your hair and asphalt flying by beneath you when this corker cranks up. Belt it out loud and see if it doesn't make you smile.


Though viewed as a lesser work by comparison to what precedes it, 1979's The Long Run had some fine cuts, including this Joe Walsh tune, which has a vibe one picks up on in recent Mother Hips material.


The rocker as Old West gunslinger motif got a big boost from 1973's Desperado album, whose title track was supposedly inspired by several of the Eagles' former boss, Linda Ronstadt.


One of the standouts on the Eagles self-titled 1972 debut is this lovely Gene Clark/Bernie Leadon number.


As romantic invitations go, "I want to sleep with you in the desert tonight, with a billion stars all around," is quality stuff. We bid you adieu and hope the sentiment of this one infuses the whole of your weekend.


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[Published on: 9/19/09]

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