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After a very busy week, I had no time for a new show.
I did some digging and found this one that was originally broadcast November 6, 2006.
The Best Concept Album You Probably Haven't Heard!
Years before, Engineer Ken Stanley had told me the Eagles' Desperado LP was a concept album.
I hadn't noticed.
It is a terrific, smart piece of work, and we finally got around to it.
Armed with my own endearing dopiness and some reviews (including Paul Gambaccini's original Rolling Stone review from 1973), I'll play and talk about Desperado.
It was only the Eagles 2nd album, so a rather brash act to do a concept album so soon.
I think they succeeded with this effort, see if you do.
Let's ride!
Here are the links to saddle up, to Mike Pell Rockollections:
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Comment by Mike Pell on November 8, 2014 at 3:06am
What happened at work? Do they now expect you to be all business, lol?
Agreed, Desperado was overplayed, but remains a great song.
I stopped watching Seinfeld went it went off the air, and only rarely catch a re-run.
What episode do you mean, how'd it play into the show?
I don't remember at all.
Oh I love Tequila Sunrise!
Hey, there can't be a Golden Pell since you've heard the whole thing I guess.
Thanks for the listen and writing, too bad it couldn't be from work, where it SHOULD BE, LOL!
(Hope they don't read that!),
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on November 6, 2014 at 9:25pm

First off, I'm no longer able to post at work.  So here are a few things I jotted down at work today:

Nice to hear this whole album.

Doolin-Dalston I never really paid attention to.  It's a very good song.

Desperado was way overplayed.  However, it is a great track.  I always think of the Seinfeld episode when I hear it.

Certain Kind Of Fool - Meisner sounds terrific, but I'd really love to hear a Walsh vocal on it.

Best song - Tequila Sunrise - Frey's smooth vocal is one of his best.

Comment by Mike Pell on November 3, 2014 at 1:42pm


Yeah, I guess Dueling Banjos would have been a better line.

I see it’s Monday Morning, and you are Quarterbacking, lol!

And for an 8-year old show too!

For shame!

I probably had some water then, I switched to coffee as the years went on.

Is Quick Draw McGraw a band, and whatever happened to them and their concept, lol?

Sure the songs are at least decent, a requirement or I wouldn’t have done it.

Yes I am playing every song on the album.

With a closer by someone entirely different and nothing to do with the Eagles,

Be there, LOL!

Thanks for the listen and writing,


Comment by Jon on November 3, 2014 at 7:41am

Damn. I thought you were going to say something along the lines of "not dueling, like banjos". That would have been funny. You can go back and George Lucas the show.

Did you take a drink there? I hear some swallowing after you mention Jason Granger.

Is it really that strange to have a concept album so early into a band's career? I'm sure there are bands whose first album is a concept album. Right? RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT????!!!!

Quick Draw McGraw!!!

This was the most I have heard from this album. I'm not a big Eagles fan, but the songs I haven't heard before are kinda decent.

So, are you playing every song off this album?

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