The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Friday, February 15, 2013

On The Radar: History of The Eagles

This is simply a goldmine for classic rock fans. Part one follows the band from it's pre-roots thru their final performance with archival footage, private videos, studio tapes and lost interviews along with present day commentary from the members. Part two looks at their solo careers and reunion.

A personal favorite of mine was footage of Linda Ronstadt early in her career. I had a massive high school crush on her. Me and about 30,000,000 other males. 

The guys hold no punches. Nobody does throughout the entire film. Some of these guys genuinely don't like each other and it makes for interesting film. Watching this reminds me of "Almost Famous" with the tension, hidden agendas and outright anger between the band.

The road trips, writing sessions and tour stories are priceless. How they pieced together some of the greatest hits of the 70's & 80's is fascinating. Learn how Irving Azoff became the greatest manager in the history of ever.

If you're an Eagles fan it's a nostalgia fest. If you're not, it's still an intriguing true tale of rock 'n roll history. If Joe Walsh's story of fine dining with John Belushi doesn't make you laugh, there's something wrong with you. He also tells tales of trashing hotel rooms with Keith Moon. I'd party with that guy.

The 4 hour documentary airs in 2 parts this Friday and Saturday on Showtime. Also available on Showtime On Demand. It will be available on ShowtimeAnytime at a later date.