My Ten Favorite Man Songs: Bad Man (#8)

@FourWalls (9525)
United States
November 18, 2016 7:42pm CST
What a great idea @teamfreak16 had when he started the series of discussions with "girl" in the song titles. I've taken it about as far as it can go, encompassing boy, woman, and now man and man & woman in the title. Here's the next song for the "man" countdown. #8: Bad Man - Randy Meisner It came to blows, quite literally, when Randy Meisner left the Eagles. He and Glenn Frey had a fist fight backstage after a concert in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1977. Meisner left the band, replaced by his Poco replacement, Timothy Schmit. While the Eagles had that long hiatus between Hotel California and The Long Run Joe Walsh released a solo album and Poco finally broke through to top 20 success. Randy Meisner released his first solo album as well. The album was mostly covers, including Meisner doing a new version of his biggest song from the Eagles, "Take It to the Limit." And, just to prove there were no hard feelings, he also did this song, which was co-written by Glenn Frey. It's a driving, upbeat rock song that's great for driving with the windows down and no cops around. This song was featured in the see-it-for-the-music-not-the-storyline movie FM (which wins my award for "all-time worst waste of Linda Ronstadt's talent"), which got it some exposure past the hardcore Eagles fans. One more PS to the fistfight: Frey sang back-up on Meisner's One More Song album. And, according to numerous reports published after Frey's death earlier this year, Frey was very generous monetarily to Meisner, helping with medical expenses when Meisner was having serious health issues. He wasn't mean to his bad man after all. Bad Man Written by Glenn Frey and J.D. Souther Recorded by Randy Meisner From Randy Meisner, 1978 A beautiful thing you can see right through:
Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Bad Man · Randy Meisner Randy Meisner ? 1978 Asylum Records Vocals: Randy Meisner Auto-generated by YouTube.
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@JohnRoberts (39056)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Nov 16
I didn't know John David Souther had written with an Eagle though they were all part of the same musical circle in SoCal.
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@FourWalls (9525)
• United States
19 Nov 16
J.D.'s first recording was with Glenn in a duo called Longbranch/Pennywhistle. JD co-wrote "Best of My Love," "New Kid in Town," and "Heartache Tonight"...among many others.
http://www.vinyljockey.altervista.org TOP RARE VINYL RECORDS for the first time on YouTube: JUBILEE ANNE - LONGBRANCH PENNYWHISTLE - 1969 AMOS RECORDS AAS 70...
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@JohnRoberts (39056)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Nov 16
@FourWalls I didn't know Souther had a hand in big Eagle hits but I m not an Eagles fan. He was close to Ronstadt.
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@teamfreak16 (35310)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Nov 16
The FM soundtrack was really good.
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@FourWalls (9525)
• United States
19 Nov 16
Much better than the movie. I remember Martin Mull saying it looked like it was edited with a blow torch.
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