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 Posted: Sat Jul 19th, 2008 10:53 pm
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I went to the used book store Friday and picked up Fly Like an Eagle and Book of Dreams on LP. Been listening to them all day yesterday and today. I forgot how good they were. Just great classic pop/rock. I guess I'd lump them in with Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles. I'm not sure how their music translates today, nobody really makes pop like this anymore, and that blows.



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The beginning of "Jet Airliner" with the layering of the guitars is one of the simplest yet most complex pieces in rock.  Just fantastic and one of my favorites.



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HBF wrote: The beginning of "Jet Airliner" with the layering of the guitars is one of the simplest yet most complex pieces in rock.  Just fantastic and one of my favorites.


 

Did you know Jet Airliner was written "for"  The Steve Miller band by a guy named Paul Pena?
Here he is performing it on Conan: (He is blind and eventually passed away from pancreatic cancer). My wife and I were fortunate to see him perform live in Berkeley years go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dnGj5YF8F0


One of my favorite CDs.

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Kid_Naitch wrote: I went to the used book store Friday and picked up Fly Like an Eagle and Book of Dreams on LP. Been listening to them all day yesterday and today. I forgot how good they were. Just great classic pop/rock. I guess I'd lump them in with Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles. I'm not sure how their music translates today, nobody really makes pop like this anymore, and that blows.


I don't think they're in the same league as The Eagles at all.  You can't compare catalogues.  Fleetwood Mac is hit or miss with me, but their best songs are a lot better too.



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I like the Eagles with Joe Walsh but not before.  He made them a different band.

Fleetwood Mac had several different eras.  A blues band headed by Peter Green in the 1960's, a trippy band influenced by Bob Welch in the early '70's, and then the version that we all know with Stevie Nicks.  I liked 'em all alot.

Steve Miller is one of the greatest rock musicians this country has ever produced.



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I'm a Miller fan.  I really like his earlier work, such as the album Number 5. 

Speaking of Joe Walsh, I am also a James Gang fan.  Their live album has a great version of Walk Away. 

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HBF wrote: I like the Eagles with Joe Walsh but not before.  He made them a different band.


I agree, not that The Eagles were bad before Walsh but he's awesome.  His solo stuff is great.  And he's quite the character.  I remember him doing improv comedy with Drew Carey for a while there.  He was stoned and saying completely random, yet hilarious, things.



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I saw the James Gang reunited two years ago and it was one of the best shows I've seen in years.  Tight, and their catalog is very good.



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srossi wrote: HBF wrote: I like the Eagles with Joe Walsh but not before.  He made them a different band.


I agree, not that The Eagles were bad before Walsh but he's awesome.  His solo stuff is great.  And he's quite the character.  I remember him doing improv comedy with Drew Carey for a while there.  He was stoned and saying completely random, yet hilarious, things.
I saw Joe Walsh open up a show at Great Adventure in Jackson NJ in 1985 with "Over the Hills and Far Away" by Zep.  He played for a minute, then screams into the mic-"That's not my song" and goes right into "The Confessor".  One of the most memorable moments I can recall at a show.
No idea how fucked up he was that night but I'd bet my yearly wages on him being so.



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joe walsh is awesome, i love his guitar work.



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Not a big fan of Steve Miller Band, but their Greatest Hits cassette helped me hook up with many a stoner girl back in high school. For that I thank them.

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I like all three bands. 

The Steve Miller Band is one of those bands that take me back to my college days.  All three bands seemed to have their music played during the parties.



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No clue who their drummer is but he is awesome. He is totally an unknown (as far as I know) and doesn't get any credit as "one of the really good ones" but he should.

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