Country Rock Heroes EAGLES Released Their Self-Titled Debut LP 50 Years Ago

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31 May 2022

Los Angeles‘ global country-rock heroes EAGLES started a jumbo career with their self-titled debut LP, released 50 years ago tomorrow, on 1st June 1972. It was recorded in London. The production cost was $125,000. The Eagles line-up back then: Glenn Frey (guitar, vocals), Don Henley (drummer/vocals), Bernie Leadon (guitar, vocals), and Randy Meisner (bass, vocals).

The longplayer was an immediate success for the young amigos, peaking at #22 in the US, but going platinum over the years. The LP was ranked number 368 in the 2012 edition of Rolling Stone Magazine‘s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, despite the fact they only gave a lukewarm 3-star review when it came out.

Singles/clips: Take It Easy / Witchy Woman / Peaceful Easy Feeling

– TAKE IT EASY –

– PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –

– WITCHY WOMAN –

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You Can Check Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Leave – EAGLES Topped US Singles Charts 45 Years Ago

Top singles from the past

8 May 2022

Legendary Californian rockers EAGLES scored a gigantic hit with their brilliant epic story
of HOTEL CALIFORNIA that always reminds me, when I hear the song, of the remote hotel in the mountains in classic horror movie The Shining with Jack Nicholson delivering one of his best psycho performances ever.

This everlasting classic was written by Don Felder & Don Henley (music), and the late Glenn Frey (lyrics) and featured a memorable Joe Walsh guitar solo. It peaked at #1 in
the US today 45 years ago, on 8 May 1977, and scored big time on the rest of the planet.
It was the title track of their fifth full length and sublime million-seller album that made
the band global rock stars.

‘We are programmed to receive.
You can check out any time you like,
But you can never leave’

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EAGLES: Facebook- Biography

‘You Can Check-Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Leave’ – HOTEL CALIFORNIA 45 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past…

22 February 2022

Band: EAGLES
Active: 1971–1980, 1994–2016, 2017–present

Single: HOTEL CALIFORNIA
Classic song from the classic, same-titled album
Released: 22 February 1977 – 45 years ago today
Score: #1 in the USA and Canada, #8 in the UK

Album: HOTEL CALIFORNIA

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
“Relax,” said the night man
“We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave!”

Lyrics video

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EAGLES Topped American Albums Charts 45 Years Ago Today

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24 December 2021

Band: EAGLES
Who: Iconic Los Angeles rockers
Original members: Don Henley, Glenn Frey (R.I.P.),
Randy Meisner, Bernie Leadon, Don Felder
Active: 1971–1980, 1994–2016, 2017–present / 7 studio LPs

Anniversary album: HOTEL CALIFORNIA – their 5th LP
Released: 8 December 1976 – 45 years ago today
Chart: #1 in the USA for a total of 8 weeks
starting this day in 1976, 4o years ago today.

AllMusic/William Ruhlmann said: Eagles was a band that could be bombastic,
but also one that made music worthy of the later tag of “classic rock,” music appropriate
for the arenas and stadiums the band was playing. Result was the Eagles’ biggest-selling
regular album release, and one of the most successful rock albums ever.”
Score: 5/5.

Turn Up The Volume: You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave!
Yep, that’s what happens with a pure gold classic. Their best, without a shadow of
a doubt.

Key single…

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EAGLES Released Magnum Opus ‘HOTEL CALIFORNIA’ 45 Years Ago Today

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8 December 2021

Band: EAGLES
Who: Iconic Los Angeles rockers
Original members: Don Henley, Glenn Frey (R.I.P.),
Randy Meisner, Bernie Leadon, Don Felder
Active: 1971–1980, 1994–2016, 2017–present / 7 studio LPs

Anniversary album: HOTEL CALIFORNIA – their 5th LP
Released: 8 December 1976 – 45 years ago today

AllMusic/William Ruhlmann said: The album was their first to be made without
Bernie Leadon, who had given the band much of its country flavor, and with rock guitarist
Joe Walsh… In the early part of their career, the Eagles never seemed to get a sound big enough for their ambitions; after changes in producer and personnel, as well as a noticeable growth in creativity, Hotel California unveiled what seemed almost like a whole new band. It was a band that could be bombastic, but also one that made music worthy of the later tag of “classic rock,” music appropriate for the arenas and stadiums the band was playing. Result was the Eagles’ biggest-selling regular album release, and one of the most successful rock albums ever.”

Score: 5/5.

Turn Up The Volume: You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave! Yep, that’s what happens with a pure gold classic. Their best, without a shadow of a doubt.

Singles/clips: Hotel California / New Kid In Town / Living In The Fast Lane

– HOTEL CALIFORNIA –

– NEW KID IN TOWN –

– LIVING IN THE FAST LANE –

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BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Classic Albums Turning 45 In 2021

These 5 classic LP’s turn 45 in 2021

– BLONDIE – BLONDIE

Released: 10 December 1976 – debut LP
Rolling Stone wrote: “Everything is sung by Deborah Harry, possessor of a bombshell zombie’s voice that can sound dreamily seductive and woodenly Mansonite within the same song. It’s an interesting combination and forces all the songs on Blondie to work on at least two levels: as peppy but rough pop, and as distanced, artless avant-rock.”

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– RAMONES – RAMONES

Released: 23 April 1976 – debut LP
AllMusic wrote: “With the three-chord assault of “Blitzkrieg Bop,” Ramones begins at a blinding speed and never once over the course of its 14 songs does it let up. The Ramones is all about speed, hooks, stupidity, and simplicity. The songs are imaginative reductions of early rock & roll, girl-group pop, and surf rock.”

Bop here…

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– STUPIDITY – DR. FEELGOOD

Released: 15 September 1976 – third LP
AllMusic wrote: “Comprised of recordings taken from 1975 tours, the live Stupidity finally captures the relentless, hard-driving energy of Dr. Feelgood at their peak. All the music on Stupidity is presented raw and without overdubs, making it clear that the dynamic friction between guitarist Wilko Johnson and vocalist Lee Brilleaux could propel the band toward greatness.”

Go nuts here…

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– DESIRE – BOB DYLAN

Released: 5 January 1976 – 17th LP
Rolling Stone said: “In typical Dylan style, the follow-up to Blood on the Tracks was mostly bashed out in one all-night New York session, fueled by tequila. “Sara,” his account of his crumbling marriage, and the politically charged “Hurricane” highlight the last great album
he’d make for many years.”

Here comes the hurricane

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– HOTEL CALIFORNIA – EAGLES

Released: 8 December 1976 – fifth LP
Billboard said: “The casually beautiful, quietly-intense multileveled vocal harmonies
and brilliant original songs that meld solid emotional words with lovely melody lines
are all back in force, keeping the Eagles at the acme of acoustic electric soft rock.”

You can check out any time you like,
but you can never leave!…

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YESTERDAY’S CRACKERS – This Week: 25 Killer Tracks And 3 Top LP’s From 1976 …

The best of the past

Every week Turn Up The Volume jumps into the past! Relive 25 Crackers and
3 Top Albums per year/per week. Here’s the first year punk showed up: 1976.

Here’s the 25 KILLER TRACKS selection…

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Here are 3 TOP ALBUMS

– Self-titled RAMONES debut LP –

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– Self-titled BLONDIE debut LP –

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‘Stupidity‘ – Live LP by DR. FEELGOOD

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YESTERDAY’S CRACKERS – This Week: 25 Killer Tracks And 3 Top LP’s From 1975 …

The best of the past

Every week Turn Up The Volume jumps into the past! Relive 25 Crackers and
3 Top Longplayers per year/per week. Let’s start with the star-studded year of 1975

Here’s the 25 KILLER TRACKS selection…

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Here are 3 TOP ALBUMS

‘Physical Graffiti’ by LED ZEPPELIN

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‘Blood On The Tracks’ by BOB DYLAN

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‘Horses’ by PATTI SMITH

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See/hear you next week, music junkies…