The Eagles 

8 p.m. Saturday, September 20. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.

Critical respect has been a long time coming for the Eagles, although the band didn't exactly help its cause much with last year's mediocre double disc Long Road Out of Eden. (Despite — or maybe due to — it being only available at Wal-Mart, Eden still wound up as one of 2007's top-selling albums.) The quintessential Americana band long before there ever was such a term, the Eagles sparked a sea change in country music with 1994's tribute album Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles. In fact, songs such as "Already Gone" and "Life in the Fast Lane" did as much as John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival did to lay the groundwork for what would (much) later become alt-country. But calling the band mere country-rockers completely glosses over Glenn Frey's deep Detroit R&B roots, which helped the group turn out some of the best ballads of the '70s: "Take It to the Limit," "Lyin' Eyes" and "Tequila Sunrise."

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Riverfront Times has been keeping St. Louis informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to Riverfront Times. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.

Latest in Critics' Picks

More by Gray, Chris

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 1, 2020


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation