“The Lost Boys: Hard-To-Find ’80s Albums” gives you exactly what the title implies: a rare or out-of-print album from the ’80s in its entirety. Some will be from CD, but most will have been lovingly transferred from pristine vinyl culled directly from the Analog Kid’s vast collection. Whatever album I choose, it will be one that you can’t easily find a physical copy for sale on Amazon or in your local record store (if you even have one anymore). Death…by stereo!
We live in a crazy universe. How else can you explain a world in which Joe Walsh is somehow still alive and well, yet Glenn Frey passes away at the seemingly young age of 67? Sure, Glenn lived his life in the fast lane back in the ’70s (who didn’t?)– but as the years rolled on, he always seemed like one of those rock stars who took care of himself. His death on Monday came as a complete surprise to me, but apparently there were some news reports published back in December about his health issues. I actually heard the news of Glenn’s passing on the car radio– we were listening to KLUV, an adult contemporary station here in North Texas. I usually make it a point to tune out blathering DJs, but I did hear him say something about Glenn Frey and The Eagles. I wasn’t really paying attention.
And then my wife semi-screamed, “Glenn Frey died!” And that I heard.
Glenn Frey was good at just about everything. He was good-looking, he wrote great songs, and he was a wonderfully under-appreciated guitar player (check out his amazing solo at the end of “I Can’t Tell You Why”). His death certainly means the end of The Eagles– Don Henley may be more famous than his frequent co-writing partner, but even Don will tell you that Glenn Frey led the band. I’m thankful that The Eagles got back together in 1994, and I’m happy that I was fortunate enough to see them live a few times. Their musicianship was impeccable, and their songs were extraordinary. I still get a rush every time I hear “Hotel California,” even though I know every nuance of the song inside and out. And yes, despite what I said above, I am also very thankful that Joe Walsh is somehow still with us! I’m just very sad that Glenn Frey isn’t…
No Fun Aloud was Glenn Frey’s first solo album after the initial breakup of The Eagles. The sax-driven “The One You Love” reached the top 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982, and “I Found Somebody” was an early staple on MTV. The CD has been out of print for ages, and the album is not currently available as a digital download. The Analog Kid hopes you enjoy this charming little record– it’s a great testament to the talent and the cool smoothness of Mr. Glenn Frey.
Take it easy.
Glenn Frey: No Fun Aloud
Asylum Records, 1982
Vinyl rip courtesy of The Analog Kid
1. “I Found Somebody” (Glenn Frey/Jack Tempchin)
2. “The One You Love” (Glenn Frey/Jack Tempchin)
3. “Partytown” (Glenn Frey/Jack Tempchin)
4. “I Volunteer” (Jack Tempchin/Bill Bodine)
5. “I’ve Been Born Again” (Don Davis/James Dean)
6. “Sea Cruise” (Huey Smith/John Vincent)
7. “That Girl” (Glenn Frey/Bob Seger)
8. “All Those Lies” (Glenn Frey)
9. “She Can’t Let Go” (Glenn Frey/Jack Tempchin)
10. “Don’t Give Up” (Glenn Frey/Jack Tempchin)
The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.
The Eagles: “Life In The Fast Lane” (Joe Walsh/Don Henley/Glenn Frey)
From the album Hotel California
Asylum Records, 1976
The Eagles: “I Can’t Tell You Why” (Don Henley/Timothy B. Schmit/Glenn Frey)
From the album The Long Run
Asylum Records, 1979
The Eagles: “Hotel California” (Don Felder/Don Henley/Glenn Frey)
From the album Eagles Live
Asylum Records, 1980
The Eagles: “Take It Easy” (Glenn Frey/Jackson Browne)
From the album Eagles
Asylum Records, 1972