That’s right, I’m asking for reader contributions today. Here’s mine:
“In the City” by The Eagles. I acknowledge that The Eagles are a talented bunch of guys with a strong sense of songcraft and a loyal following, but this guy summed it up best:
It’s also largely the fault of this pompous douche:
(I meant Don Henley, although Dennis Miller is also a first-rank pompous douche; it’s a douche twofer! And this is Henley at his worst – one of his most awful songs with both fake funkiness AND Henley’s fake cool guy persona, where he fills his lyrics with out-of-date slang and acts like he’s REALLY ROCKING THE FUCK OUT.)
Despite The Eagles and how much they suck, they produced one song that I think is transcendent. And it’s sung by the most annoying Eagle, Joe Walsh, who never did a single other thing I really like (although I’m borderline-OK with “Rocky Mountain Way”). Here is the song in its best context: with the Warriors.