Friday, November 02, 2012

American Top 40 Flashback - Eagles

If I had to pick one word to describe "Lyin' Eyes," it would be "hypnotic."  Around the time the song came out, Jon Landau criticized the band for having too much filler on their albums, a point I can agree with.  But he also used "Lyin' Eyes" as an example, arguing that there was no reason it needed to be more than six minutes long. 

I'm not so sure about that - it seems just fine to me, the way it is.  I wouldn't go so far as to say it's the band's best song, but it's certainly among their best.

Eagles, "Lyin' Eyes," at (or near) the top of the charts in the fall of 1975.

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