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Re: Eagles - Documentary (Showtime)
« on: February 16, 2013, 07:02:55 am »
Got to sit down and watch Part 1 of the Eagles documentary. It was a typical, yet I found it somewhat entertaining, but more importantly informative.

I've been a fan of both the Eagles and Joe Walsh for years and never could figure out the connection. The documentary went into great detail of how this occurred and it all makes sense now.

It begins with Don Henley stating all members past and present will be heard here with no holding back. I don't know about the holding back, but they did allow everybody to say their thoughts on the history. Including Don Felder who has had some ugly conflicts with Glenn Frey and Don Henley. As much as I think Henley and Frey held back from their dislike for Felder, I think it was very evident there are huge issues with these two that remain today.

This is also pure opinion, but after reading Felders book Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001) and watching the guys speak, Frey and Henley's talent also was very tyrannical. I could only imagine what it must have been working with those guys. Sure, they come off as nice guys in the documentary, but even the bits and pieces display some rather intimidating personalities.

I loved the rather large portion they devoted to Joe Walsh.

They spent about the first 30 minutes of the 2 hours just going over the very beginnings for the group. The remaining time was on their growing success up through the last album The Long Run. Throughout was plenty of music, concert footage, backstage footage, all kinds of unseen stuff. A lot it of not that interesting. Since they had so little time left, they did not go into album development that much, but concentrated on specific songs and their evolution.

Still, it was more entertaining to see video footage than just looking over a well documented book like The Eagles: An American Band
 
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