Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The 11 Worst Songs by the Eagles
Don't get me wrong...I like the Eagles. I grew up on their music. And I haven't been this excited about a new CD coming out since the new Radiohead. Funny you should bring up Radiohead. The month of October (of 2007) is going to be a very important one in defining the future of music. On one end of the spectrum, you have Radiohead. They released their new album for free on the internet, embracing the future of music distribution. On the other end of the spectrum, the Eagles have embraced the past, by only releasing their new CD (Long Road Out of Eden) at Walmart. Okay...okay, let's just put aside all the political implications of an uber liberal band only releasing their music in a super store chain run by a neo-conservative family. Here's the biggest problem with Walmart, unless you live in a small town America...they don't exist. There are very few Walmarts in big cities. I live in Los Angeles, the closest Walmart to me is 25 miles away and about a 45 minute drive. My brother lives in San Francisco. He said the closest Walmart to him is over an hour away on the other side of the bay. In the age of convenience, why would the Eagles choose to distribute their album in the most inconvenient way possible?
I guess you can buy it via MP3 here...but only if you have Internet Explorer...too bad I have Firefox.
Here are the 11 Worst Eagle Songs:
1. These Greeks Don't Want No Freaks (The Long Run)
2. Funky New Year (Christmas Single)
3. Disco Strangler (The Long Run)
4. Early Bird (The Eagles)
5. Good Day in Hell (On The Border)
6. Tryin' (The Eagles)
7. Certain Kind of Fool (Desperado)
8. Chug All Night (The Eagles)
9. The Girl From Yesterday (Hell Freezes Over)
10. Journey of the Sorcerer (One of these Nights)
11. Seven Bridges Road (Eagles Live)