It should, however, be friggin’ huge on country radio. Yes, the birds have crapped “How Long,” the debut cut from their 28-years-in-the-making reunion LP, onto the heads of unsuspecting radio listeners today and fans will be pleased that music has apparently not changed a whit in nearly three decades. Employing the same easy-rollin’ harmonies and tastefully twangy guitars–and still sounding like it should be soundtracking the opening credits to a b-list ’70s buddy flick starring James Garner–it’s just jaunty enough to fufill Joe Walsh’s stated intention of keeping the album from getting “too ballad-y.” (And yeah, of course it would be totally silly for a band like the Eagles to update their music for today’s hot trends, but that doesn’t do you a lot of good if you think they’ve always sounded like sorghum injected directly into the ear canal.) If you don’t have a Sam’s Club card–one of only three places where the album and single will be available along with Wal-Mart and the group’s official site–you can check out the song on the band’s ugly-ass MySpace page.
Eagles Unveil New Single, Album Release Date [Billboard]
Eagles [Official Site]