Who wants to cover the Eagles?

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Who wants to cover the Eagles?

Post by WeaselSlayer »

I do, and I hate them. Let's do an Eagles coverfight.
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Post by drë »

am not sure how many versions of hotel california, i can take.
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Post by Bjam »

I think being in America is getting to me, I thought you meant the Philadelphia Eagles, as in the football team. It never even occured to me that it could be the music Eagles.
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Post by sausage boy »

this sounds silly enough to be do-able.

Might have to borrow one of my Dads Eagle records.
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Totally IN!!!!!....and dre.... we should be able to avoid Hotel with the size and scope of the catalogue.
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Post by Southwest_Statistic »

stueym wrote:Totally IN!!!!!....and dre.... we should be able to avoid Hotel with the size and scope of the catalogue.
If we do hotel california, somebody better make it into a hardcore deathmetal song.
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Post by j$ »

Can I do a Supertramp song instead? Otherwise I call 'Take It to the Limit'
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Post by WeaselSlayer »

No, it has to be Eagles. Because of the whole Henley thing. Also, I'm claiming "New York Minute."
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I'm in with The Disco Strangler.
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Post by Dan-O from Five-O »

Southwest_Statistic wrote:
stueym wrote:Totally IN!!!!!....and dre.... we should be able to avoid Hotel with the size and scope of the catalogue.
If we do hotel california, somebody better make it into a hardcore deathmetal song.
Are you claiming that then?

I might be in, but I need to check with my vocal assistants first.
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Post by Egg »

Of course I'll cover The Eagles.
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Post by Caravan Ray »

Egg wrote:Of course I'll cover The Eagles.
I'd cover them in fish heads and drag 'em behind a boat for the sharks
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Post by Egg »

Caravan Ray wrote:
Egg wrote:Of course I'll cover The Eagles.
I'd cover them in fish heads and drag 'em behind a boat for the sharks
We should collaborate.
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Post by j$ »

Yes, I think would be happy to collaborate with anyone on 'Take It to the Limit' as well. I'm considering exploring the Kraftwerk possibilities of the Henley oeuvre ...

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Post by jimtyrrell »

My opinion of the Eagles is on par with The Dude's from The Big Lebowski. Can't stand 'em.
That said, I cover a few of their songs in my solo set, and I'll record one, 'cause what the Hell? Jot me down for Desperado.
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Post by WeaselSlayer »

But that's a Jackson Browne song! Oh... oh alright, do it. Also, anybody know where we can host this shit?
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Post by thehipcola »

I have some space, so I could host if need be. I'm no whiz at html though, so whatever page it'll have will be pretty basic.

I'll setup an ftp for people to upload stuff to. PM me when you are ready to do it, and I'll give you the login details.
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I'm happy to host side fights (voting & links only), now that I'm set up with the voting scripts and all.
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Post by pegor »

OOH OOH dibs on Witchy Woman - If you think you hate the eagles now just wait until I butcher 'em. Might have to break out the junior high tighty whiteys for the falsetto parts.
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I'm in if I can get my audio chain to not be fux0red by the time it starts.
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Post by stueym »

EDIT: I have now updated the list to reflect the changes that Luke suggested as rules for the fight (i.e. not a cover of a cover). The only song in this list not valid for this fight is Ol' 55 by Tom Waits

Okay the running so far:

Southwest_Statistic – Hotel California???
j$ - Take it to the Limit (collab volunteers sought)
weasel Slayer – New York Minute
TheHipCola – The Disco Strangler
Dan-O From five-o – Tequila Sunrise
Egg – In the City
Jimtyrell – Desperado
Roymond – TBD ???
Pegor – Witchy Woman
c hack - Victim of Love
stueym – New Kid in Town
Octothorpe - Life in the Fast Lane
Jack - Peaceful easy feeling
Albatross -Lyin' Eyes
Caravan Ray - One of These Nights

EAGLES STUDIO ALBUMS ACCORDING TO W-IKI
Founding members

Glen Frey
Don Henley
Bernie Leadon (left 1975)
Randy Meisner (left 1977)

Replacements
Don Felder (joined 1974, fired 2001)
Joe Walsh (joined 1975)
Timothy B. Schmit (joined 1977

Accordingly if writer credits are listed for any of the above, or the song was an original (first commercial release) Eagles recording written by another songwriter, then the song is valid for this coverfight according to Luke

EAGLES 1972
"Take It Easy" (Jackson Browne, Frey) - 3:29
"Witchy Woman" (Henley, Leadon) - 4:10
"Chug All Night" (Frey) - 3:13
"Most Of Us Are Sad" (Frey) - 3:33
"Nightingale" (Browne) - 4:05 original release by Eagles
"Train Leaves Here This Mornin'" (Gene Clark, Leadon) - 4:07
"Take the Devil" (Meisner) - 4:00
"Early Bird" (Leadon, Meisner) - 3:00
"Peaceful Easy Feeling" (Jack Tempchin) - 4:16 original release by Eagles
"Tryin'" (Meisner) - 2:50

DESPERADO (1973)
"Doolin-Dalton" (Jackson Browne, Frey, Henley, J.D. Souther) - 3:26
"Twenty-One" (Leadon) - 2:11
"Out of Control" (Frey, Henley, Tom Nixon) - 3:04
"Tequila Sunrise" (Frey, Henley) - 2:52
"Desperado" (Frey, Henley) - 3:33
"Certain Kind of Fool" (Frey, Henley, Meisner) - 3:02
"Doolin-Dalton" [instrumental] (Browne, Frey, Henley, Souther) - 0:48
"Outlaw Man" (David Blue) - 3:34 original release by Eagles
"Saturday Night" (Frey, Henley, Leadon, Meisner) - 3:20
"Bitter Creek" (Leadon) - 5:00
"Doolin-Dalton/Desperado (Reprise)" (Browne, Frey, Henley, Souther) - 4:50

ON THE BORDER (1974)

"Already Gone" (Jack Tempchin, R. Strandlund) - 4:13 original release by Eagles
"You Never Cry Like a Lover" (J.D. Souther, Don Henley) - 4:02
"Midnight Flyer" (P. Craft) - 3:58 [i]original release by Eagles[/i]
"My Man" (Bernie Leadon) - 3:30
"On the Border" (Henley, Leadon, Frey) - 4:28
"James Dean" (Jackson Browne, Frey, Souther, Henley) - 3:36
"Ol' 55" (Tom Waits) - 4:22 originally released by Tom Waits 1973 on "Closing Time" NOT VALID FOR THIS FIGHT
"Is It True?" (Randy Meisner) - 3:14
"Good Day in Hell" (Henley, Frey) - 4:27
"Best Of My Love" (Henley, Frey, Souther) - 4:35

ONE OF THESE NIGHTS (1975)

"One of These Nights" (Henley, Frey) - 4:51
"Too Many Hands" (Meisner, Felder) - 4:42
"Hollywood Waltz" (B. Leadon, Tom Leadon, Henley, Frey) - 4:04
"Journey of the Sorcerer" [instrumental] (B. Leadon) - 6:39
"Lyin' Eyes" (Henley, Frey) - 6:39
"Take It to the Limit" (Meisner, Henley, Frey) - 4:48
"Visions" (Felder, Henley) - 4:00
"After the Thrill Is Gone" (Henley, Frey) - 3:58
"I Wish You Peace" (Patti Davis, B. Leadon) - 3:45

HOTEL CALIFORNIA (1976)
"Hotel California" (Felder, Henley, Frey) - 6:30
"New Kid in Town" (J.D. Souther, Henley, Frey) - 5:04
"Life in the Fast Lane" (Walsh, Henley, Frey) - 4:46
"Wasted Time" (Henley, Frey) - 4:55
"Wasted Time (Reprise)" (instrumental) (Henley, Frey, Jim Ed Norman) - 1:22
"Victim of Love" (Felder, Souther, Henley, Frey) - 4:11
“Pretty Maids All in a Row" (Walsh, Joe Vitale) - 4:05
"Try and Love Again" (Meisner) - 5:10
"The Last Resort" (Henley, Frey) - 7:25

THE LONG RUN (1979)
"The Long Run" (Don Henley, Glenn Frey) - 3:42
"I Can't Tell You Why" (Timothy B. Schmit, Henley, Frey) - 4:56
"In the City" (Joe Walsh, Barry De Vorzon) - 3:46
"Disco Strangler" (Don Felder, Henley, Frey) - 2:46
"King of Hollywood" (Henley, Frey) - 6:28
"Heartache Tonight" (Henley, Frey, Bob Seger, J.D. Souther) - 4:26
"Those Shoes" (Felder, Henley, Frey) - 4:56
"Teenage Jail" (Henley, Frey, Souther) - 3:44
"The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks" (Henley, Frey) - 2:20
"The Sad Café" (Henley, Frey, Walsh, Souther) - 5:35
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I can't believe no one has called "Life in the Fast Lane". I do so at this time.
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