So, this tune popped up on my phone while out walking this morning. “The Long Run” is such an underrated album. The reason, of course, is because it followed “Hotel California.” This was the Eagles’ masterpiece. No matter how good “The Long Run” was, there was no way it could to “Hotel California.” Kind of like Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk” could never measure up to “Rumors.”
On the original album, “Teenage Jail” segues into “The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks.” I tried to find it on vinyl, but YouTube only has this version. Although clocking in at just 2 minutes and 18 seconds, it’s a great little ditty. This is how the Eagles’ closed out the 1970s.
“You got down and did the Gator, half an hour later, you were barfin’ all over your girlfriend’s shoes.” Easily one of the best lyrics of 1979.