Eagles / Desperado :
The first two Eagles LPs, âEaglesâ and âDesperadosâ, were a mix befitting the roots the bandâs members represented, a mix of bluegrass, country-rock and the L.A. Canyon scene, comprised of James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, and Neil Young.
The foursome, lead by Glenn Frey and Don Henley and backed by Poco outcast Randy Meisner and banjo-dobro-guitarist Bernie Leadon headed into 1973 blazing the trail of blue jean rock.
The last (and some would argue best) effort in this vein was âDesperadoâ, an enduring nod to cowboys, drinkers and those on the wrong side of the law.
Years later, it is best remembered for the title track, with man astride horse, mending fences, but back in 1973, the tracks that really jumped from this vinyl were Freyâs drinking song âOut of Controlâ and âDoolin-Daltonâ written by Frey, Henley, J.D. Souther and Browne.