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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Monday Music "Get over it" Eagles

Yes I know that it is Tuesday, but I didn't have time on Monday to post this, I got hung up on trying to find a video, I have a hell of a time trying to find ANYTHING!
I bought this album in 1994, the song got a lot of airplay and I used to listen to a guy named Neal Boortz whom raved about this song be "for the Producers".  Once you listen to the song, you think that it would apply today especially with the "snowflake outbreak" we are having.

The album name is in reference to a quote by Don Henley after the band's breakup in 1980; he commented that the band would play together again "when Hell freezes over." Henley said in 1982 on the break-up: "I just rule out the possibility of putting the Eagles back together for a Lost Youth and Greed tour." In 1993, an Eagles tribute album, Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles, was recorded by several country artists. Travis Tritt, who covered "Take It Easy" in the album, asked the band to appear in his video for the song. The former Eagles band members agreed, and it would be the first time the group had appeared together in 13 years. Two months later, Frey and Henley had lunch with their management and decided to reunite.

"Get Over It" is a song by the Eagles released as a single after a fourteen-year breakup. It was also the first song written by bandmates Don Henley and Glenn Frey when the band reunited. "Get Over It" was played live for the first time during their Hell Freezes Over tour in 1994. It returned the band to the U.S. Top 40 after a fourteen-year absence, peaking at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also hit No. 4 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song was not played live by the Eagles after the "Hell Freezes Over" tour in 1994. It remains the group's last Top 40 hit in the U.S.
This is a "cover" band, I have had a hell of a time finding any video for this song, I kept having "the Copyright" removal on youtube.
The song is about Henley's frustration and contempt for others (such as TV talk show guests) blaming their failures, mental breakdowns, and financial problems on those who he feels don't deserve it, then believing that the world owes them a favor. The song references William Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part II: "Old Billy was right: let's kill all the lawyers - kill 'em tonight", echoing Shakespeare's line "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers".

2 comments:

  1. Oh the Eagles. Be still my old heart. They are still good. Forever. Thanks for that!

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  2. Woo Hoo! One I remember! Great band!

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