Eagles | United Center | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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When: Fri., Sept. 20, 8 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 19, 8 p.m. 2013
Price: $49-$189
Few bands have ever been as popular and as widely reviled as the Eagles. Whether for the pretty-boy looks they flaunted when they first hit the scene in the early 70s, their luxury fauxhemianism, or simply their overproduced supersmoothness, they’ve been held up as the antithesis of what rock ’n’ roll is “really about” since the days of Lester Bangs. And unlike Fleetwood Mac, who were also guilty of all of the above, they have yet to receive their own hipster-driven image rehabilitation—those of us who profess a genuine love for the band continue to be looked down upon by the Jeff Lebowskis of the world with a mixture of pity and contempt. But fuck it—if you can’t enjoy the subtle juxtaposition of soft rock and Bakersfield shit-kicker country on “Lyin’ Eyes” or the cocaine funk of “One of These Nights,” that’s your problem, not ours. Besides, when I’ve dropped “Life in the Fast Lane” in DJ sets late enough at night for everyone to forget about what’s supposed to be cool, dance floors have lit up—so I suspect that half of y’all are lying anyway. —Miles Raymer



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