Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Glenn Frey: R.I.P.

The first month of 2016 has been open season on musicans. Glenn Frey of the Eagle is its latest casuality. From Rolling Stone:
Glenn Frey was the Eagles' ace in the hole. He played lead, rhythm, acoustic, electric, and slide guitar; he doubled on keyboards; he co-wrote or curated most of the band's best songs, sang lead on many of them, and maybe most crucially, helped arrange their take-no-prisoners group harmonies. Long before he took a bullet in that video for his Miami Vice solo hit in the Eighties, you always suspected he was the dangerous one, the dude who conveyed his "peaceful, easy feeling" less as Zen declaration than as a way to slyly unbutton your girlfriend's bell-bottoms while you were off packing bongs.