The Eagles are the bestselling, and arguably the tightest-lipped, American group ever. Now band member and guitarist Don Felder finally breaks the Eagles years of public silence to take fans behind the scenes. He shares every part of the bands wild ride, from the pressure-packed recording studios and trashed hotel rooms to the tension-filled courtrooms, and from the joy of writing powerful new songs to the magic of performing in huge arenas packed with roaring fans.
©2008 Don Felder (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
His prose is lacking. Historical timeline was interesting and fascinating...As were the people that Felder had the good fortune to meet during his fantastical Gumpian life. He makes me wince. He makes mention of the exorbitant ticket prices that the Don and Glenn and Irving are charging the fans, and complains that he isn't making enough money....I found his version of the story laughable and insincere. He cants about his marriage as another whoa-is-me victim of love despite his life on the road, drugs and infidelity. This dude has to 'get over it'.
Hotel California was a happy accident for him. His guitar is formidable, but his moral fiber and character are deplorable.
great narration. beginning rockets then tends to drag a little long at the end. cleared up some questions as to the band was very insightful.
I thought Don Felder did a nice job of introducing himself to the world along with his contribution to The all-American band, the Eagles. While all the band members likely have their own perspective of life in the Eagles, I felt that Don Felder provided an unvarnished and transparent point of view to his band and personal life.
Insight provided seemingly without malice. a history that seems more genuine than the packaged history presented in the marketing released by The Eagles. I had no idea how Leadon, Meisner, and then Felder were squeezed out. Sad commentary on my all time favorite band. Narrator brings the story to life.
my love of music began with my earliest life memories, that of eagles tunes and especially Don's incredible guitar work. to learn what he went through to make that music is incredible. I really enhoyed this audio book
I have been a long time fan of the Eagles, knowing little about them. Don Felder's book gives us a peek inside the band, wrought with constant bickering, clashes of egos and animosity towards one another.
I enjoyed this book not only for the history of the Eagles aspect but as a description of one mans journey as a successful mueician. I enjoyed reading about Dons childhood and journey into the Eagles.
I appreciated the hard work he put into his guitar playing and his friendships with other musicians.
I think he was fair in his account of what happened in the Eagles and described the strengths of the band members as well as the arguments and disputes over who was entitled to what.. Certainly he was a lot more gracious than Don Henley and Glenn Frey.
well worth the read.
You won't be disappointed. Mr. Felders story is incredible to say the least. Going back to listen to the music I was amazed at how smooth the editing was even in the 70s. Great story and very interesting musician.
I must admit that before listening to this book, I did not know much about Don Felder. Now, I feel like I am buddies with him and I have fallen back in love with the Eagles all over again.
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