A Song I Used to Love, But Now Hate | You Can Check Out Any Time You Like

17 Jul | 30 days of music / art / music / personal | 2 comments

When I was growing up, the Eagles were always on the radio. Their steady stream of hits made this a pretty solid programming decision, I suppose. I heard just as much Aerosmith. Hit singles get airplay, especially on classic radio station formats, where it’s less about how it actually was than about how it’s remembered.

So, a steady diet of “Desperado” and “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane”. I didn’t mind. I’d even go so far as to say I enjoyed the Eagles.

That changed.

Now, I find them almost offensively trite. No amount of technical skill can get me past whatever it is that I don’t like about them, something I can’t even really explain. It’s similar to how I feel about Journey, only without the molten core of pure raging hatred.

Really, the Dude said it best: “I hate the fuckin’ Eagles, man.

So do I, Dude, so do I. But I didn’t always. Now, what say we go get a couple Caucasians?


  1. Adi

    Trite, yes. But I still love singing along.

  2. Toniferous Forest

    I am right there with you. This was the favorite song of 10yo me. I can’t make it past the first bar now as I grow older there are Eagles songs that have shown themselves to be far greater where before they went completely unnoticed.