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Sunday, 21 March 2021

Val's Vinyl


Unlike many of the Blogging fraternity I do not have a pathalogical hatred of the Eagles. Indeed, I would go as far as to say that I actually quite like some of their earlier stuff. However I'm not that fussed about Hotel California (1976,Asylum) particularly the title track where the cocaine clearly kicks in.

Val on the other hand is clearly a fan being the previous proud owner of the album. I was going to say that she was one of the 32 million to purchase the album (the equivalent of the population of Peru, Angola or Malaysia), It turns out she was not as there is a poster with the album, which has actually been on someone's wall, with the name J.K.Lindsay on the back..The same name is also on the inner sleeve..Therefore I appear to be at least the third owner.

Val's Vinyl - you can check out any time you like but you can never leave

Eagles - New Kid in Town

Eagles - Life in the Fast Lane


  1. CC - glad to know that you don't hate the Eagles. I got their debut album to review way back in 1972 and thought it was a cracker. My favourite track from it is "Train Leaves Here This Morning" written by Bernie Leadon and ex-Byrd Gene Clark (a much underrated talent). The follow-up albums "Desperado" and "On The Border" are also favourites of mine.

    1. That Leadon-Clark song is a strong contender for my favourite Eagles song. I am not a huge fan of the band

  2. They certainly do inspire much negativity which is why I shy away from writing about them at my place but when I see that album cover I am just reminded of my final year at school when it was played wherever we went.

    In terms of a Proustian Rush, it doesn't get much bigger for me. My favourite Eagles song is I Can't Tell You Why, the one brought to the band by Timothy B Schmidt when he joined.

  3. Hotel California is a great album and I will fight anyone who says otherwise.

  4. Always seems to be in my collection....preferred The Long Run, myself