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Old 01-11-2018, 01:54 AM   #281
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Default Re: Eagles Radio Sirius Channel 30 November 17, 2017

As much as I love the channel, I'm afraid it's wearing a little thin, and becoming a bit repetitive. There's only so many times you can hear other people's covers (most of which I think suck), and guest DJ spots. Of course, the same can be said of all the channels on Sirius/XM, hence why I cancelled my subscription many years ago (my dad has it in his car, which I've been driving a lot, so I tune in frequently).
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:44 PM   #282
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I have to agree, WW. I've heard some of the stories and songs too many times already!
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:34 AM   #283
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The Eagles channel while a great concept has already gotten repetitive with same songs. Have any Don Felder solo tracks been played? If not, it's a shame. I enjoyed the Airborne album and the songs from Heavy Metal and songs from his last album.

The Pink Floyd channel they had was pulled for some reason and they shouldn't have pulled it because since they pulled it Pink Floyd released The Endless River in 2014, David Gilmour released his album Rattle That Lock in 2015, the massive 2016 Pink Floyd Early Years Box Set which has 11-CDs (loads of unreleased material) and Roger Waters released his album Is This The Life We Really Want? in 2017 so there is plenty more to play.

Adding all 15 Floyd studio albums plus the three double live CDs, the Live at Wembley 1974 and the bonuses on Dark Side, Wish You Were Here, The Wall and The Endless River boxes and the content on the 1965-72 mammoth box set you'd have days worth of Pink Floyd to play. Plus solo works from the five members (including the live albums from David Gilmour and Roger Waters). If it was influences there'd be Miles Davis (Rick Wright was a huge fan), Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix (Gilmour was a massive Hendrix fan), Jeff Beck, The Stones and even some classical music and the odd Ron Geesin tune.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:46 PM   #284
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John Boylan (Linda's old manager) will have a Guest DJ show tomorrow at 5:00pm Eastern/4:00pm Central.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:23 PM   #285
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Oh man! I'd love to hear the John Boylan show. He was also Rick Nelson's manager/producer in the late 60's. He was said to be instrumental in recommending Randy for the Stone Canyon Band as well as the Eagles.
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:48 PM   #286
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I managed to catch John Boylanís DJ segment today. He had an interesting playlist and referenced musicians and engineers most of whom I wasnít familiar with (or just vaguely so); hopefully I got everything right. If I have a chance Iíll listen to the repeat later tonight at 8:00 (I think) and make any corrections.

He introduces himself and says he will be playing his 5 favorite Eagles songs plus 5 other tracks that had a great influence on him and his career and possibly on the Eagles too. These are his selections and comments about each.

1. New Kid in Town- this started out as a chorus by JD Souther and he brought it to Don and Glenn to finish it. Don had described it as a song on how you can be easily replaced when youíre at the top of the heap.

2. High Sierra by Linda Ronstadt- ever since meeting LR in 1970, he believes she has one of the greatest voices in a generation; he still gets the same sense of excitement when he hears her sing. He chose this Ronstadt song b/c
(1) she was instrumental in the formation of the Eagles (2) it was engineered by George Masberg(?) and is one of the best pieces of recorded music heís heard (3) itís an expression of American roots music with background harmony vocals by Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton

3. One of These Nights - even though the Eagles are the quintessential American country rock band, they were also influenced greatly by R&B and soul music (he mentions the Philadelphia sound). Also, this song is a really good example of an interesting guitar ideaóthe layering of guitar parts over time, a ďwire choir.Ē Itís an interesting technique that takes the place of the horn section in an R&B band.

4. Respect by Aretha Franklin - records that Jerry Wexler made with Aretha Franklin had a profound influence early in his career and he listened to them intently. He mentions the Muscle Shoal rhythm section and despite some of the background politics going on while making the record, he knows that Roger Hawkins and Jimmie Johnson played on it. Don, Glenn and he used to sit and listen this and marvel at Hawkinsí playing, not to take anything away from Jimmie Johnsonís rhythm guitar and Telecaster. Written by Otis Redding.

5. Desperado - this title track from their 2nd album is one of their most enduring songs. Itís strongly influenced by the great Ray Charles. Its enigmatic lyrics can be interpreted in many different ways which is a reason for its universal appeal. Glennís masterful piano playing is precise and right on the money; he also praises Donís vocals. Also, he wants to mention Jim Ed Normanís absolutely perfect string arrangement which adds color without getting in the way.
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:52 PM   #287
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Thank you, D! No mention of Randy? I'll have to get my own darn radio show and call it "It's All About Randy"

I think Boylan would have met Ronstadt in 1969
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John Boylanís playlist continued...

6. Against the Wind by Bob Seger - Glenn gave a lot of credit to Seger for helping with his career. Seger not only produced Glennís bandís first album but also introduced them to a record company. Glenn sang backing vocals on ďRambling, Gambling ManĒ and later Glenn and Don add backing vocals to this one. Itís a mid-tempo ballad that ponders the effects of fame and loss of innocence. Thereís a terrific piano part by Paul(?) Harris. Itís a 1980 release.

7. Ol 55 - although the majority of Eagles songs were written by the band, they were always willing to record some that they didnít e.g Peaceful Easy Feeling by Jack Tempchin. He chose this one b/c (1) itís a tremendous song (2) the Eagles brought a different sensibility to it (3) Tom Waits was an enigmatic sensational singer-songwriter of that era.

8. She Belongs to Me by Bob Dylan - without question, Dylan was the most important singer-songwriter of Johnís generation; he influenced everyone including the Beatles (he says something about Dylan writing material that werenít just maudlin love songs). This is one composition he especially liked; he liked it so much he produced it for Rick Nelson and it was one of his more successful songs.* This is the original Bob Dylan version and includes the wonderful guitarist Bruce Langhorne.

9. Bluebird by Buffalo Springfield - one of the most interesting and influential rock bands was BS. The principals (Stills, Young, Furay) went on to greater glory. He chose this Stephen Stills song b/c (1) the amazing acoustic guitar sound boosted the compression, creating a glass-like and (?) quality (2) it uses a jazz technique of trading off a guitar solo or short snippets of guitar solos (3) the delightful appearance of Charlie Chin who uses a banjo effect called ďfrailingĒ

10. Long Road Out of Eden - for his last song, he chooses a brave undertaking in this current environment of 30-second soundbites and culture of instant gratification. Itís a challenging piece of work with multiple rewards for the listener. The first verse is a portrait of a soldier trying to stay alive, the second verse is about the consumption-driven life of the average American and then thereís a guitar solo. The third verse is a cautionary tale about where the human race is headed and how to avoid it. This title track is masterful.

Mr. Boylan ends by saying he enjoyed offering this little playlist and that these songs have meant a lot to him over the years and hopefully will mean something to listeners too.

*just an added note: Rick Nelson recorded this song with the Stone Canyon Band which included Randy at the time; his cover version peaked at #33 on the charts.
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:34 PM   #289
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Thank you, D! No mention of Randy? I'll have to get my own darn radio show and call it "It's All About Randy"

I think Boylan would have met Ronstadt in 1969
I would be calling in your radio show with plenty of requests, lol.

I thought 1970 seemed later than I remembered.
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:36 PM   #290
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Delilah - Many thanks for the recap of the John Boylan DJing stint. He sounds like someone who could write a great book on the music business for that period of time.

Didn't he hook up with LR in around 1969 ? I thought he produced her 1970 album.
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