Don Henley, The Boys of Summer [Single] (1984)
Confession time – all this “I hate the fuckin’ Eagles shit” (and I mean that by the way, always!) – but I have a soft spot for some of the solo stuff. And I include amongst that not very much by Don Henley but most certainly this song. A banger. A gem. I dunno. A staple. That line about “the Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac” – that’s a sharp reference. Something about this, its rhythm, its urgency, the production, the story being dragged along almost entirely by and through nostalgia. I like this a lot. I used to have the solo Henley greatest hits comp, but save for a killer drum performance by Vinnie Colaiuta on Garden of Allah I really only loved this. So now I have the single. And it’s such a case of being only-interested-in-the-single that I don’t even plan to ever check out the b-side.
Sample Track : (Side A): The Boys of Summer
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